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  1. Take care when pulling down houses by force, supreme court urges

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com The Supreme People's Court has asked local legal authorities to consider their actions carefully before pushing ahead with the forced demolition ... of demolition, but this time, it was like they had said 'no' to them,' Wang said. The supreme court might have removed the circular because of concerns that it could get too much ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    ‘Totally and utterly evil’ Australian baby killer gets life in prison

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 12:58pm by Agence France-Presse in Melbourne

    ... Agence France-Presse in Melbourne An Australian man described by a supreme court judge as ‘totally and utterly evil’ was sentenced to life in prison on Friday for the murder ... was sentenced to a minimum of 32 years for murdering Zayden Veal-Whitting in 2012 by savagely beating him more than 30 times about the face, head and body. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Kaye said Hicks, ...

  3. News - World - GREECE

    Greek court allows Golden Dawn to participate in European elections

    Posted May 12th 2014, 09:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Athens Greece's Supreme Court has allowed neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn to participate in upcoming European Parliament elections. Party lawyer Pavlos Sarakis said the decision had been expected because Golden Dawn had "faith in Greek justice". The authorisation came despite an ongoing criminal probe against the party. Six of its lawmakers, including ...

  4. Database will track debtors

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui Deadbeat debtors who refuse to make court-ordered payments will not be allowed to buy property, travel overseas or set up companies when a court database comes online in the middle of this year. Yu Lingyu, head of the People's Supreme Court Enforcement Office, told a seminar last week the national system would also stop debtors from getting loans and buying cars ...

  5. Top judge embroiled in Nepali land-case bribery scandal

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Thomas Bell

    ... Thomas Bell in Kathmandu The Supreme Court is reeling under a corruption scandal that may go all the way up to the chief justice. The row broke out when Rajesh Shakya, who paid bribes ... Shakya twice lost his case before it arrived in the Supreme Court. The recordings, believed to have been made last summer, reveal he paid US$3,500 to win a Supreme Court injunction to suspend ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US lawmakers should act to stop indiscriminate spying

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... creates gaps that allow infringements of rights. A US Supreme Court ruling preventing police from searching mobile phones without a warrant except under exceptional circumstances bridges one such divide for Americans. It is a major victory in the fight for privacy that also has to be extended to the battle to curb unwelcome intrusions by US government agencies. The court's nine ...

  7. Girl guides to discuss waiving age limit for chief

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... is currently applicable to the election of its chief commissioner. The controversial meeting has been made necessary because two individuals asked a court to become involved with the matter of a chief commissioner who was elected to her post while over that age limit. The Court of First Instance yesterday rejected a request for a judicial review from the two individuals, who are not parents ...

  8. News - Asia - MALDIVES

    Maldives court sacks election officials

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 11:02pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Male Maldives court sacks top election officials The Maldives Supreme Court has dismissed the country's top elections officials for failing to follow its guidelines during ... last year, despite the Supreme Court asking it not to go forward with the move. The court, which tried the two men and other members of the commission last month, said it had determined ...

  9. Graft probe for senior court official

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng A top-level official of the Higher People's Court of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is being investigated for corruption. Ou Shaoxuan, vice-president of the court, was placed under shuanggui- an internal party discipline mechanism- due to a graft investigation, a person close to the court said. A staff member who answered the phone at the court ...

  10. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Delay in inauguration of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez sparks anger

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Chavez inauguration Venezuela is heading into uncharted political waters without ailing President Hugo Chavez amid calls for the Supreme Court to decide if his government's postponing of his ... today and would take the oath of office at a later date before the Supreme Court. Leaders of the leftist government insist his current term can be extended beyond the January 10 inauguration ...




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