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  1. Appeal court agrees torture claimants must first overstay visa

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'overstayers' before they can lodge an appeal to stay in the city. Mr Justice Michael Hartmann said the United Nations convention was silent on the exact way an application had to be processed, as long ... because physical evidence of past torture can fade as the process is delayed. Hartmann agreed with Mr Justice Andrew Cheung Kui-nung's Court of First Instance judgment that without a special ...

  2. Judge recounts 21 years with cheer

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu and Joyce Man The colourful and liberal Mr Justice Michael Hartmann marked his retirement with a hint of humour in his farewell sitting yesterday as the courtroom overflowed with well-wishers. After 21 years with the judiciary, Hartmann (pictured), who is turning 68, will step down as a full-time judge on July 23. In his next role, he will promote cross-border co-operation ...

  3. Business - Companies - MISCONDUCT

    Tiger Asia head trader in health plea on penalty after suffering stroke

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 05:13am by Enoch Yiu

    ... urged tribunal chairman Mr Justice Michael Hartmann to consider the "humanity" of the situation, and not ban Park from trading in the city for five years. This penalty was suggested ... it is not necessary to impose the cold shoulder order on him for the purpose of protecting the market." It is the first time an insider dealer has sought a lighter penalty for health reasons. Hartmann ...

  4. Farewell to District Court judge

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Judge Bernard Whaley spent his last day at the District Court yesterday as he retires after 18 years. Friends and colleagues, including Mr Justice Michael Hartmann, Mr Justice Michael Stuart-Moore and Mr Justice John Saunders, attended Judge Whaley's last sitting. Mr Justice Hartmann said that Judge Whaley had an independent character and maintained the highest ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Panel probing high-speed rail project 'not looking for individuals to be penalised'

    Posted May 16th 2014, 02:28pm by Ada Lee

    ... The appointment of Mr Justice Michael Hartmann, a non-permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal, follows the embarrassment of original chairman Professor Lee Chack-fan stepping down within two hours ... government, and Andrew Whittle, a professor of civil engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States. Announcing Hartmann's appointment yesterday, Chief Secretary ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Faculties should be 'diplomatic', says HKU's new law dean Michael Hor Yew Meng

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Blunt academics have their place, says the new dean of HKU's law faculty, Michael Hor- but the faculties should be more tactful Time for diplomacy amid the chaos Michael Hor Yew Meng could not have taken up his post as one of Hong Kong's most high-profile legal intellectuals at a more chaotic time for the city. Hor became dean ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Trusted judge who fought for legal integrity of city

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Mr Justice Michael Hartmann began his career as a reporter in Africa, and carried his liberal attitudes into the city's highest courtrooms Trusted judge who fought for legal integrity of HK Mr Justice Michael Hartmann may not be the most publicly visible judge to have served in the High Court but few equal his reputation for handing down ...

  8. Police boss' secretary loses forced retirement appeal

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Li

    ... Jonathan Li A police commander's secretary lost her appeal against being forced into retirement for being persistently late arriving for work. Justice Michael Hartmann yesterday ... register to make it look as if she had arrived on time, despite being 30 minutes late. In March last year, the police commissioner ordered Ms Tang to retire. Mr Justice Hartmann, in the Court ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Legco to launch inquiry into controversial delay to high-speed rail link

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 06:29pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Kwok-wai had pushed for the inquiry. Last month, the government appointed Mr Justice Michael Hartmann, a non-permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal, to chair a three-member independent expert ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's top judges are best defence of independent judiciary

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... regardless of popularity or whether they accord with the government's wishes. Earlier, writing in the Hong Kong Lawyer magazine, Michael Hartmann, a non-permanent judge of the Court of Final ...




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