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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Don't involve us in your fights, court tells Legco

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:06am by JULIE CHU

    ... that the president had too much power; it should be up to members of the council to vote to end a debate.   The South China Morning Post does not make reports of ongoing jury trials available for comment by our readers.  This policy applies to all such trials and is intended to ensure Hong Kong’s laws on contempt of court are observed.  Readers will be able to comment on these stories as soon ...

  2. News - China - LAW

    Retired security tsar Zhou Yongkang's son Zhou Bin faces trial, seeks lawyer

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 03:57am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Zhou Bin, elder son of retired senior leader, is being detained to face possible bribery charges Lawyers sought as trial looms for Zhou's son The elder son of retired ... to lawyers meant he was likely to be brought before a court, and his trial could begin soon. "The top leaders want the cases surrounding Zhou Yongkang to strictly follow judicial procedures, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Prosecution guidelines still a letdown, says veteran barrister

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:37am by Stuart Lau

    ... 'still a letdown' Barristers have described as disappointing an updated code for prosecutors that they say still places too little emphasis on the role of jury trials. The Department of Justice guidelines remain obscure on when prosecutors should submit a case to the District Court, which does not have jury trials, or the High Court, which does, the Bar Association says. ...

  4. News - China - LAW

    Lawyers slam draft code to muzzle those who publicise cases online

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 03:16am by Keira Lu Huang, Keith Zhai

    ... strictly control trials. In many cases, those allowed in are carefully selected, while the media are excluded. “The country is calling for a judicial opening up – what the lawyers’ association has ... in Shandong provided detailed transcripts during the trial of disgraced party leader Bo Xilai. In the case of Liu Han, a tycoon who was sentenced to death in May, the police revealed extensive details ...

  5. News - China - LAW

    Chinese court hands down harsh jail sentences to New Citizen Movement activists

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:34am by Patrick Boehler

    ... was imprisoned for four years in January for disrupting public order. Legal experts and rights groups said the trials showed the government's resolve in muzzling critics and stamping out organised ...

  6. News - China - LAW

    Pilot programme aims to improve quality of China's top judges and prosecutors

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:02am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Judges and prosecutors will be chosen by teams of specialists and managed apart from the rest of the civil service under pilot programme Reforms aim for more professional judiciary The system for appointing judges and prosecutors is to be overhauled and local governments will also have less control over the courts as part of a series of trial reforms ...

  7. News - China - LAW

    Prominent rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang could face lengthy jail term, defence lawyer fears

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by Verna Yu

    ... approve charges following 37 days of criminal detention, police can carry on detaining individuals for several months more, during which time an indictment can be issued, leading to trial ...

  8. News - China - LAW

    Bail for accused ivory buyer was legal, county officials say

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 04:12pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... the report said.  Under mainland law, the latter crime carries a minimum of five years in jail, while the punishment for the former no more than five years. No trial has been announced, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Harsh government test denying needy legal aid, Bar Association says

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Austin Chiu

    ... to a fanciful, chance of the court at trial deciding that issue of fact in his favour'." The judge also noted that the department, instead of admitting it had applied a wrong test, had claimed ...

  10. News - China Insider - LAW

    Beijing courts hear appeals in two landmark cases

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 01:50pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... has not said whether Li will plead guilty. The trial has highlighted the privileged treatment often reserved for the offspring of senior officials in China. Both of Li’s parents are well-known ... and slammed her to the ground in Daxing on the outskirts of Beijing. Han had just been released from prison last year, where he was serving a life sentence on theft charges. The trial led to national ...




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