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  1. Open information law will be overhauled, judge says

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... office, was quoted in mainland media as saying the Regulations on Open Government Information were being revised to give clarification on matters that were forming a barrier to the release ... to obtain an order for information to be released. 'This problem has been a big headache for us during the drafting process.' However, he understood that courts 'refused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986245/open-information-law-will-be-overhauled-judge-says
  2. Open to debate

    Posted Sep 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... participation has given new importance to open court hearings and strengthened their adversarial nature. Especially valuable for defence counsel is the chance to cross-examine prosecution witnesses ... address the concerns of judges and persuade them to implement this reform? The stakes are high for democracy and justice. Jerome A. Cohen is professor and co-director of the US-Asia Law Institute ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977952/open-debate
  3. Open to abuse

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of property owned by them and their families. Hong Kong's Congo decision tells us how differently its court would have ruled in the 1999 immunity case of former Chilean military dictator Augusto ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975141/open-abuse
  4. Competition bill may leave M&As wide open

    Posted Jun 26th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng As the government prepares to push ahead with an all-encompassing competition law, the decision to omit mergers and acquisitions from the draft bill may leave such deals open ... Preliminary data compiled by Thomson Reuters show merger and acquisition activity in Hong Kong jumped 142 per cent to US$21.3 billion in the first half of this year, ranking the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718136/competition-bill-may-leave-mas-wide-open
  5. White House keeps door open on pardon for Libby

    Posted Jul 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to jail,' said Mr Snow. He said that even with Mr Bush's decision, Libby remains with a felony conviction on his record, two years' probation, a US$250,000 fine and probable loss of his ... Cheney. His move came just five hours after a federal appeals court panel ruled that Libby could not delay his prison term. The US Bureau of Prisons had already assigned Libby a prison ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/599283/white-house-keeps-door-open-pardon-libby
  6. Worst kilns still open, say slaves' parents

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... said. 'When we finally got in there after reporting it to the police, children tugged at our trousers and begged us to bring them out, but the local police refused to help.' She had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/600955/worst-kilns-still-open-say-slaves-parents
  7. Robbers hit building site for subway, delaying opening

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen The opening of a Shenzhen subway station has been postponed after the construction site was raided by a gang of armed robbers. The Gouwugongyuan station, outside the Shenzhen Exhibition Centre and a few blocks from the new Shenzhen government office, was to have opened on December 28. Two dozen armed men burst into the unfinished station on Thursday and stole ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/480631/robbers-hit-building-site-subway-delaying-opening
  8. Top court opens up snooping to fresh challenges

    Posted Jul 13th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Nick Gentle, Norma Connolly

    ... Nick Gentle, Norma Connolly and Ambrose Leung Hong Kong's top court yesterday removed the temporary legal validity given to covert surveillance operations, opening up the possibility ... initiated the challenge, said in the Legislative Council afterwards that he plans to engage US security experts to prove his phones are tapped, and use this as evidence to bring the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556461/top-court-opens-snooping-fresh-challenges
  9. City's first free legal advice centre set to open

    Posted Jun 05th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... a strong case. The department staff would then say: 'Oh why didn't he mention it to us in the first place? Had that been the case, the matter could be sorted out more easily',' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/551515/citys-first-free-legal-advice-centre-set-open
  10. Legal quirk opens door to two elections in 15 days

    Posted Apr 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... suggestion that two elections could be held, one after another. 'But that's what the law requires us to do right now. You may find such an arrangement irrational. But you cannot demand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/497680/legal-quirk-opens-door-two-elections-15-days

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