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  1. Heart surgeon in clear after ban on ads lifted

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ago. The dismissal came after the prosecution told the council it would not proceed with the case against Anthony Yim Ping-chuen upon reviewing the evidence after the Court of Appeal's ... review initiated by Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital's deputy medical superintendent, Kwong Kwok-hay, who claimed the ban on advertising amounted to a breach of the right to freedom ...

  2. Judicial reviews help government, says justice minister

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Judicial review challenges and court decisions have provided the government with 'important and practical guidance', the secretary for justice said yesterday. 'Although defeats in judicial reviews can be hard to swallow immediately, I am convinced, and I know that conviction is shared by many of my colleagues in the government, that the commitment ...

  3. Minister lays down the law over right to seek judicial reviews

    Posted Jan 15th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The secretary for justice has used the opening of the legal year to remind Hongkongers that their right to have government decisions judicially reviewed is a limited one. The comments by Wong Yan-lung seem to be aimed at stemming the rising tide of applications by members of the public to have government decisions reviewed. 'Public interest must be the paramount ...

  4. Right to do nothing over pay challenged

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... was made during a judicial review appeal by legislator Leung Kwok-hung, who is seeking a declaration that the government is bound to act when workers are being unreasonably exploited. The previous application for a judicial review was rejected by Mr Justice Michael Hartmann in the Court of First Instance last May. It had been initiated by Mr Leung and Chan Noi-heung, a 52-year-old bus cleaner ...

  5. Man wins appeal to prevent a third trial in assault case

    Posted Jan 11th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The Court of Final Appeal has overturned a ruling that would have seen a man who assaulted his maid tried for the third time on a charge for which he already served a sentence. Mok Kin-kau had faced the prospect of being tried yet again for an ...

  6. Hotel wins appeal over restaurant closure

    Posted Sep 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui Regal Riverside Hotel has won a Court of Appeal decision allowing it to apply for a judicial review of a suspension of its restaurant service that was due to take effect later ... overturned a lower court ruling that had blocked the application. Its first review application was rejected. ...

  7. Old regional rivalry turns into a video song contest on YouTube

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Dad was reading the Far Eastern Economic Review Mum was moaning about the government. Good thing we don't live in Singapore. We'd all be arrested. One person- obviously from ...

  8. 'Toothpick tower' battle intensifies

    Posted May 25th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... the project earlier last week lodged its own application for judicial review. The Town Planning Board wants the High Court to reverse the appeal board's decision to grant unconditional permission ... issued by Mr Justice Andrew Cheung Kui-nung in the Court of First Instance after an earlier judicial review of the refusal by another appeal board to grant planning permission over the 2,132 ...

  9. Years of delays inevitable even without an appeal, says engineer

    Posted Mar 21st 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... apply for a further judicial review of the new proposals. 'If they come up with some new specification for the size of the reclamation, the society could say we don't agree ...

  10. Cathay seeks judicial review

    Posted May 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Cathay Pacific is seeking a judicial review of a Privacy Commissioner's finding that its policy of requiring some staff who take sick leave to provide medical records to prove they are fit enough to keep their positions is unfair and therefore illegal. The airline lodged the review application on Tuesday. Cathay says the collection of medical information regarding its crews ...




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