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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. City Digest

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Prosecutors yesterday withdrew one charge alleging that an American man damaged a glass panel and intercom outside the US consulate. Eastern Court heard the consulate decided not to pursue the matter. ... Seventh vote-rigging suspect appears in court A seventh vote-rigging suspect, accused of registering to vote with a false address in the district council polls last month, appeared ...

  3. Too early for judicial review, top court rules

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com The High Court yesterday refused permission for a judicial review of the government's proposal to scrap by-elections, saying it was too early as the bill had yet to become law. Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon said the Court of First Instance would not interfere with the legislative process. Cheung Tak-wing, 54, filed a writ on June 27 ...

  4. Gremlins bring down court technology system

    Posted Feb 17th 2011, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung Technology may offer great help, but sometimes pen and paper proves more reliable. The coroner's court looking into the Manila hostage tragedy resorted to pen and paper to mark down the hostages' seating arrangements on the tour bus after an electronic write-board system failed with technical problems. The hearing was held in the High Court's technology ...

  5. New procedures for handling of petitions issued

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com The Supreme People's Court has issued new measures for the handling of court-related petitions, stressing the need to resolve grievances at the earliest ... route for courts to safeguard social stability,' an unnamed supreme court official was quoted as saying in yesterday's People's Courts Daily. The court issued the first guideline ...

  6. Laying down laws for prenuptial agreements will not be an easy task

    Posted Nov 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to stress that the Radmacher decision is a decision of the Supreme Court in England. It has yet to be followed in Hong Kong, and the area of prenuptial agreements is in its initial stages of development. Several British experts are of the view that the Law Commission may lay down different guidelines or, indeed, overrule the principles adopted by the Supreme Court in the Radmacher case. ...

  7. Woman raped on boat trip, court told

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... disco Beijing Club, a court heard yesterday. The woman, 22, said she had no recollection of what happened, only finding out about the alleged attack when she felt pain in her private parts and questioned her friends, who said they had seen a man on top of her. Laxman Gurung, 20, a waiter at Billion Club, which is owned by Beijing Club, pleaded not guilty in the Court of First Instance ...

  8. Wrong to see interpretation of Basic Law as interference

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the jurisdiction of the Hong Kong courts, according to the Basic Law. One way or another, the courts had to refer it to the central government. Yet, even after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued three letters through the justice secretary asserting the position of the central government on the issue, the courts sought an interpretation only just before the Court of Final Appeal made its ruling. ...

  9. Supreme rises to the occasion

    Posted Oct 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Even Longwah Supreme's most ardent supporters had given up on the four-year-old returning with a win by the time the Chinese Recreation Club Challenge ... With two wins from as many starts last season, Longwah Supreme (Olivier Doleuze) had looked a horse going places and racing fans sent him out a hot favourite for this feature even in a field ...

  10. Doing Hong Kong justice

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 1900: Construction begins on what was then to be the Supreme Court building. Designed by Aston Webb and E. Ingress Bell, consulting architects to the Crown Agents to the Colonies, ... Construction finishes. Governor Sir Frederick Lugard officially opens the Supreme Court building. 1941-1945: During the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, the building becomes the headquarters ...




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