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  1. Legal rows predicted to cost billions

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih The recent court ruling that could delay the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge is unlikely to be the last involving the city's massive infrastructure programme, ... Kwan said. One of the projects likely to generate more claims is the HK$83 billion Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, said Richard di Bona, who runs a transport consultancy in Hong Kong. 'If ...

  2. Government hits back in row over bridge project

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... for the building of the massive Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge. Pan-democrats- led by Civic Party vice-chairman Albert Lai Kwong-tak- criticised Tsang for putting pressure on the court, while the legal ... procedures. 'There is rule of law in Hong Kong. Any individual or groups can take their cases to the court if they are dissatisfied with the government's decisions,' Yau told Commercial ...

  3. Traffic, not bridge, 'cause of pollution'

    Posted Aug 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the environmental permit for the proposed Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge. The ruling- handed down in April by Mr Justice Joseph Fok in a judicial review filed by Tung Chung resident Chu Yee-wah- was based ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Ordinance is neither toothless nor the only legislative tool available to protect Hong Kong's ...

  4. Judgment on bridge a victory for rule of law

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... that the government had failed to conduct the necessary environmental assessments before granting permits for the construction of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, which passes by her residence. The court ... documented grievances of the 'sandwich class' who are neither eligible for legal aid, nor wealthy enough to fund their own litigation, there are still many aspects of Hong Kong's ...

  5. A bulwark against the abuse of power

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge over environmental issues added billions to the cost before the government won the go-ahead on appeal. Another involving domestic helpers' claim to right of abode, in which ... University of Hong Kong law professor Benny Tai Yiu-ting says one reason could be the top court's decision in 2007 to raise the bar for hearing a case from potentially arguable to having ...

  6. Courts have duty to monitor projects

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... court's decision against the government concerning the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge. The court felt it should not interfere with what is essentially a matter of professional judgment to be exercised by the Director of Environmental Protection. This decision removes uncertainties surrounding construction of the much-delayed bridge and other development plans held up by the case. ...

  7. No interference in justice, declare HK legal figures

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... not be swayed by political issues. Their comments came against the background of a number of controversial judicial reviews last year, including the construction of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A string of senior figures in Hong Kong's legal system have defended the impartiality and independence of the judiciary against public and political ...

  8. Judicial reviews worth defending

    Posted Oct 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... the judicial review of environmental approval that delayed a start on our side of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge. This one was launched by a retired Tung Chung resident who said she was prompted ... are controversial. But the court agreed to hear them and the government lost both in the first instance, so they cannot have been without merit. Under Hong Kong's rule of law an independent judiciary ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    No need for independent legal aid service, say advisers in U-turn

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... being granted to applicants to pursue claims against the Hong Kong government as long as the cases have reasonable grounds," it stated, citing cases involving the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge and domestic helpers' right of abode. But not all the council's 10 members were satisfied with the recommendations. Barrister Josephine Pinto, nominated by the Bar Association ...

  10. Row over funding of court battles

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... gains from the court case that recently delayed the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge- drawing an angry rebuttal from the party. The government would not disclose how much legal aid had been spent on judicial reviews, except to say that recent landmark cases including the bridge review and a domestic helper's right-of-abode case had cost about HK$4 million so far. Statistics from the Legal ...



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