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  1. Transparency vital for judicial system

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Two very different cases of fugitives being brought to justice illustrate growing police and judicial co-operation between China and other countries. China had to fight for 11 years ... matter apart is the level of co-operation with the Chinese authorities over 17 months, culminating in the appearance at the trial of the Auckland detective in charge of the investigation, who ...

  2. Anger at 'light' fine over port worker's death

    Posted Sep 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said. A departmental spokesman said proprietors must provide and maintain a system of work in connection with shift change arrangements for operators of quay cranes. He said those who failed ... Joshua But A court fined one of Hong Kong's main port operators HK$10,000 yesterday over the death of a crane operator in a fall- prompting outrage from a group which helps victims ...

  3. HK prosecutors co-operating more with mainland counterparts

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by prosecutors were common. 'We briefed 11 visiting delegations from elsewhere in China upon the operation of our legal system. In turn, our prosecutors visited justice officials in Qingdao ... in Hong Kong- including 645 here as part of the individual visits scheme. This is a relatively new policy of greater co-operation because in the past China and Hong Kong's legal systems were ...

  4. One-man stand against the system

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... is implicated. The former investigative journalist is mounting a one-man stand against the mainland's judicial system, but the vast majority of his more than 140,000 followers on the popular Weibo ... my wife to co-operate and admit everything as they had instructed, otherwise she would be sent to prison. They intimidated her by saying she would be jailed in the same room as rapists. ...

  5. Pitch heightens for whistle-blower system

    Posted May 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... malpractices. Hong Kong has yet to require such a system, but last December, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, operator of the local stock market, proposed something similar in its code of corporate ... suspected was illegal activity. The manager was acquitted on Thursday, but the whistle-blower system at the accounting firm worked as it was designed to. In the United States, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act ...

  6. Understanding one country, two systems

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... of law at City University (CityU). Students from the mainland are attracted by the chance to gain an understanding of Hong Kong's legal system, which is based on the common law model. Most ... with this kind of knowledge and language skills.' One of the key reasons for this increased demand is not only the increasing number of foreign companies operating on the mainland, but also ...

  7. Better legal system in HK could get rid of need for recovery agents

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The ongoing debate on recovery agents has revealed some fundamental problems in Hong Kong's legal system. There is no statutory prohibition against recovery agents. If the judiciary intervenes in the statutory gap where recovery agents operate by reviving the rickety common-law prohibition against champerty, it must provide workable criteria for testing whether a recovery ...

  8. Judiciary proposes jury system for tribunal on obscene articles

    Posted Jan 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be,' said Mr Justice Li. 'Further, the judiciary... is not in a position to operate an appropriate appointment system, where a very large number of candidates have to be identified ... Joshua But The judiciary has called for drastic reforms of its Obscene Articles Tribunal, weighing in on a heated debate about how to improve the current system. In a submission ...

  9. Arbitrators to hold talks on better co-operation

    Posted May 08th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Arbitrators from Hong Kong, Macau, the mainland and Taiwan are to attend a seminar later this month on cross-border co-operation, the first of its kind to be joined by practitioners in the profession from the four jurisdictions. The seminar, entitled 'Co-operation and Development: Arbitration Institutions in Greater China', is to be held in Shenzhen on May ...

  10. Pilot drug tests using hairs may lead to similar system in schools

    Posted May 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... voluntary in-patient programmes, seven centres providing counselling services for psychotropic substance abusers, and seven substance abuse clinics operated by the Hospital Authority have joined ...




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