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  1. Warrant case spurs review of search, seizure rights

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

    ... Nick Gentle The Court of Appeal next month will embark on a comprehensive review of the government's powers of search and seizure. The review will form part of a government appeal ... recent Organised and Serious Crimes Ordinance (OSCO). That law requires that search and seizure warrants relating to offences within its purview be obtained from the District Court or Court ...

  2. Journalists seek law change after raid

    Posted Jul 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporters ICAC's compliance with ordinance is questioned Hong Kong Journalists Association representatives vowed yesterday to seek an amendment to the law on search and seizure ... of the success of Hong Kong'. The association hopes to rally journalists to seek an amendment to the ordinance that grants what they perceive to be broad powers of search and seizure to law ...

  3. ICAC files appeal in media case

    Posted Aug 14th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... to use harsh search-and-seizure powers against Sing Tao without first seeking the newspaper's co-operation through a production order. The ICAC had sought 14 search warrants against seven ... Ravina Shamdasani The ICAC yesterday formally filed notice of appeal to the Court of Appeal against Justice Michael Hartmann's ruling that set aside its search warrants for the office ...

  4. ICAC to lodge appeal against ruling over newspaper office raid

    Posted Aug 12th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... chief editor, Siu Sai-wo, declined to comment on the appeal. The ruling determined the ICAC was wrong in fact and in law to use tough search and seizure powers to raid newspaper offices ... to be required to fulfil before it could use the search and seizure powers it has under Section 85 of the Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance. The body must use the route of a production order ...

  5. Decision on newspaper search wasn't taken lightly, ICAC says

    Posted Nov 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Legislators ask if it is only paying lip service to the seizure law The ICAC had taken the decision to seek search warrants against newspapers' offices ... regulating search and seizure was a 'comprehensive and admirable one that takes into account press freedom and the public interest'. Deputy Secretary for Security Cheung Siu-hing said law ...

  6. Challenge to HK raids in Berlusconi case

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... of the search warrant and seizure of materials were unlawful. In their writ, they argue that the search warrants, issued under the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Proceedings Ordinance, do not permit search and seizure operations to be conducted by a foreign state or its representatives. They also claim some of the documents seized were privileged. The applicants are seeking the return ...

  7. Law urged for seizure of media material

    Posted May 05th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... the government's rejection of calls for an additional review and appeal mechanism in the event the High Court approves applications for search and seizure of journalistic material. The court has only ...

  8. Firms in Berlusconi case consider raids improper, court told

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... who request search and seizure operations in Hong Kong under the Mutual Legal Assistance Ordinance,' said Andrew Powner, solicitor for the applicants. Mr McCoy also applied for a court ... Polly Hui An Italian prosecution team illegally searched and seized material from four Hong Kong companies allegedly involved in a fraud case concerning former Italian prime minister ...

  9. Ruling against ICAC raids wrong 'in fact and in law'

    Posted Sep 09th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... in his ruling against the anti-graft body. The judge ruled last month that the decision to grant the Independent Commission Against Corruption warrants for the search and seizure of journalistic ... of the Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance, which regulates the search and seizure of journalistic materials by law enforcement agencies, could not be set aside as it was final once issued. An ex parte ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Stop-and-frisk tactic of New York police 'violated rights'

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... minority men, for weapons or searched their pockets for contraband, like drugs, before letting them go, according to the 195-page ruling. These stop-and-frisk episodes, which soared in number over the last decade as crime continued to decline, demonstrated a widespread disregard for the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unreasonable searches and seizures by the government. It also ...




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