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  1. Court resolves fate of more than 7,000 in illegal detention

    Posted Jan 06th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung But experts and human rights groups doubt official claims of a swift cleanup The Supreme People's Court has resolved the cases of more than 7,000 people detained longer ... mainland criminal law expert at City University of Hong Kong, said he was highly suspicious of the government's ability to adequately solve such a massive problem in a few months. 'It ...

  2. Mother wins $544,000 for bias over pregnancy

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Opportunities Commission, Janice Chan Choi-yin took legal action against printing company Toppan Forms (Hong Kong) for unlawful discrimination and victimisation on the grounds of her pregnancy. The District Court held that it was unlawful for an employer to put pressure on an employee over her pregnancy-related sick leave and maternity leave, even if the pressure was unintentional. ...

  3. Damages cut over bias on pregnancy

    Posted Nov 30th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... operator South Elderly Affairs to pay Yuen Wai-han $135,000 instead of the $155,000 ordered by the District Court. It upheld the lower court's finding last year that Ms Yuen's pregnancy ... on June 10, 2000, at a salary of $15,000. But South Elderly Affairs withdrew the offer two days later, citing her pregnancy. The compensation award included lost income and injury to feelings, ...

  4. Blackmail trial told of mystery pregnancy

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the two families. 'Ms Ki said if I was unsuccessful in getting Mr X and Mr Z to come to Shenzhen, I should listen to the radio as something would happen to my family in Hong Kong.' Mr ... After returning to Hong Kong, Mr Y said he received a threatening text message on his phone which read: 'You should celebrate your son's birthday and enjoy the good time ...

  5. What constitutional crisis? It's a waste crisis we face

    Posted Oct 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The current deadlock between the Legislative Council and the executive is indicative of Hong Kong's stunted political system. Our chief executive is selected by a small circle drawn ... on the executive. The issue needs to be resolved in order for Hong Kong to make reasonable progress in its continuing political development. But that does not mean we should look to the courts to provide us ...

  6. Age crisis prompts fears for judiciary

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the age of 65 can be appointed to the top court on a three-year term, which can be renewed once. University of Hong Kong law professor Eric Cheung Tat-ming is concerned about a possible knock-on ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Half of all top-tier judges will reach retirement age over the next five years, prompting fears of a fall in standards in the judiciary. The South China ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Two villagers in Hong Kong face trial over illegally-built fourth floor at their home

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by ADA

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Two men are accused of ignoring order by the government to remove fourth floor built at their home in Sheung Shui Trial looms for villagers over illegal structure ... It is the first case taken to court after the government's crackdown on illegal structures last year. At a pretrial hearing in Fanling Court yesterday, Principal Magistrate Josiah Lam Wai-kuen ...

  8. Judicial crisis must not happen again

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Of all the Hong Kong files made public by WikiLeaks recently, there is one of deep significance. A cable to the US state department said five judges of the top court seriously considered resigning over the right of abode controversy in 1999. If true, this means our city was on the brink of a much deeper crisis than had been appreciated. This was a sensitive time. The newly ...

  9. 80 days' prison for defendants in courts crisis

    Posted Apr 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Niall Fraser niall.fraser@scmp.com People locked up awaiting trial are spending an average of 80 days in Hong Kong's prison system before their case is completed- nearly three weeks ... fears over the city's chronic shortage of judges and raised questions among legal professionals about the granting of bail. In 2008, the average time an accused person spent in custody ...

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    Hong Kong legal opinion divided on Edward Snowden extradition

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Joyce Ng

    ... And one leading lawyer predicted that an extradition battle could drag on in the Hong Kong courts for anything up to five years. Under both Article 6 of the agreement between Hong Kong and the US for the surrender of fugitive offenders and Section 5 of Hong Kong's Fugitive Offenders Ordinance, a person shall not be extradited if it appears that the offence they are accused of has a political ...




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