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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong's judicial independence at risk, warn pan-democrats

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT, Austin Chiu

    ... in order to enjoy right of abode. The ruling sparks fears of an influx of migrants. Secretary for security Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee says up to 1.67 million migrants could come to Hong Kong over 10 ...

  2. News - China - LAW

    China planning to open nation's first intellectual property court in Guangdong

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 01:18pm by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Pilot programme likely to start in Guangdong then be rolled out nationally Special court to handle IP disputes The mainland will soon establish a special court to handle intellectual property (IP) disputes, judges and officials said, a welcome move in a country long criticised for insufficient protection of such rights. The court's first ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    US academic eyes fellowship for law graduates

    Posted May 15th 2014, 03:59am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Project aimed at offering legal advice to needy is having difficulty getting financial support US academic eyes fellowship for law graduates An American former legal academic wants to set up a fellowship for law graduates in Hong Kong to allow them to assist the needy and minority groups. But Rob Precht, one-time assistant dean of public service ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Prosecution guidelines still a letdown, says veteran barrister

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:37am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Veteran barrister says prosecution code is unclear on which court to try cases in and neglects importance of the jury system Lawyers' guidelines 'still a letdown' Barristers have described as disappointing an updated code for prosecutors that they say still places too little emphasis on the role of jury trials. The Department ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Basic Law expert accused of twisting facts on voting rights

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Colleen Lee

    ... Stuart Lau and Colleen Lee Comments on universal suffrage put Basic Law veteran Maria Tam's credibility on the line Expert accused of twisting facts on voting rights Pan-democrats ... "deliberately twisted the covenant to mislead the public". Democratic Party chairwoman Emily Lau Wai-hing said Britain had reserved ratification of Article 25(b) when the covenant was extended ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong's top judge says Basic Law will be interpreted in a 'generous manner'

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 03:15am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Top judge calls for respect of 'basic human rights' The top judge has reiterated the "cardinal importance" of freedom of speech, days ... Hongkongers to be vigilant of its erosion when asked about last month's brutal attack against former Ming Pao chief editor Kevin Lau Chun-to. In his speech at Lingnan University yesterday, Ma ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Top judge faces onslaught of new, tough challenges, says law expert

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 04:04am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Law expert says chief justice has to stand firm against 'China model' amid city's unique cases Top judge 'faces onslaught of new, tough challenges' A growing need to resist Beijing's call for Hong Kong judges to follow China's model and the increasingly indigenous nature of legal disputes have presented the city's top ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Beijing loyalists fault top court's 'dictatorial' style

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 04:14am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Voice of Loving Hong Kong vows to scrutinise Court of Final Appeal's 'erroneous' judgments Beijing loyalists fault top court's 'dictatorial' style A hardline pro-Beijing group has pressed ahead with its plan to scrutinise the top court's "dictatorial style", defying the justice chief's warning against ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Society says its exam offers uniform testing

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 04:46am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Society says its exam offers uniform testing The Law Society assured the city's three law schools yesterday that their existing examination for aspiring lawyers would not be replaced by an alternative it was considering, but challenged inconsistencies in their methods. The face-off at a Legislative Council legal panel meeting, between the law ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    July 1 whistler's assault conviction is 'wrong', says legal expert

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 09:04am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Assault conviction of man who whistled at police during annual protest 'distorted' the law and should be corrected, says top legal academic July 1 whistler's conviction wrong: expert The assault conviction of a man for whistling loudly at police officers during the July 1 protest was wrong and should be corrected in the top court, a senior law ...




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