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  1. Supreme Court to keep check on death sentences

    Posted Mar 11th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan, Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing and Freda Wan The Supreme People's Court is considering removing lower courts' powers to hand down and approve death sentences, court president Xiao Yang ... People's Procuratorate, said the Supreme People's Court would step up reviews on death sentences handed down to ensure nobody was wrongly executed. Mr Zhang said reviewing death sentences ...

  2. Newman, TLLF reign supreme on the court

    Posted Sep 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI Newman College and CCC Tam Lee Lai Fun Memorial Secondary School (TLLF) took the boys' and girls' titles, respectively, in the inaugural Super X Secondary School Basketball Competition. Twenty teams took part in the two-day tournament ...

  3. Logistical nightmare looms over Pitcairn sex abuse trial

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... in front of a special court with Pitcairn jurisdiction. But in an unexpected decision, the Pitcairn Supreme Court, sitting in Auckland, ruled that it would be in the best interests of the alleged ... Nick Squires in Sydney A New Zealand court has ordered a trial which will be one of the hardest in the world to organise. The court last week ruled that seven men from the tiny British ...

  4. Principal hits out at judge after bid to save school is rejected

    Posted Aug 10th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui, Sara Bradford

    ... Sara Bradford and Polly Hui He attacks reasoning behind the decision and says court failed to consider the needs of parents The High Court was criticised yesterday for not taking ... an 80-hour hunger strike in January to protest against the Education and Manpower Bureau's decision, said he was gravely disappointed that the court ruled against the bureau's need ...

  5. Get sacked, lose free ticket

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Sara Bradford A Cathay Pacific flight attendant was not entitled to use free travel benefits she gained during her employment because she was sacked, a court ruled yesterday. Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon, sitting in the Court of First Instance, made the ruling as he dismissed Vilma Fernandes' appeal against a Labour Tribunal ruling. The Court heard Ms Fernandes was sacked ...

  6. Independent judiciary won't fall prey to politics

    Posted Dec 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The latest legal action filed over the Link Reit affair will heighten concerns that the courts are increasingly being drawn into the cut and thrust of politics. Two unhappy investors ... brought by two public housing tenants- and the uncertainty over whether the case will proceed to the Court of Final Appeal. Conflicting interests arise as a result of the privatisation. ...

  7. Judge quits Peak eviction case

    Posted Dec 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Magdalen Chow A High Court judge yesterday excused himself from presiding over a legal battle- about a government decision to evict civil servants from their quarters on The Peak- to avoid the appearance of bias. Mr Justice Michael Hartmann, of the Court of First Instance, said he used to live in non-departmental quarters at 103 Mount Nicholson Road and had 'social knowledge' ...

  8. Local courts to lose execution power

    Posted Nov 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Final say in death-penalty cases is going back to the Supreme People's Court Beijing is a step closer to stripping local courts of the power to impose the death penalty without referring cases to the Supreme People's Court, following the submission of draft amendments to the People's Court Organisation Law. The amendments seek to reverse ...

  9. Switch of legal tactics paid off

    Posted May 09th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry A switch of tactics by Senior Inspector Lim's legal team helped secure her victory in the High Court last week. She initially challenged the procedures for her disciplinary hearing, seeking a judicial review in an attempt to have an independent tribunal rather than a one-man internal police hearing. She also wanted a court declaration that the police ...

  10. Professors propose broad judicial reforms

    Posted Dec 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the Supreme People's Court. They will become a key reference for the Supreme People's Court when it presents its own draft amendments to the National People's Congress for deliberation. ... Alice Yan Judges should give rulings independent of their bosses or higher courts, they say To boost judicial independence, two professors have proposed extensive amendments to legislation ...




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