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  1. Support for ex-court chief

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Former Supreme People's Court chief Xiao Yang has been consulted for his views on improving the work of the judiciary, state media said. The reports are seen as an official ... month, Supreme People's Court deputy chief Huang Songyou was sacked after he was accused of having a role in a Guangdong land sale corruption scandal. The same scandal led to the detention ...

  2. Court clears Chen of graft charge

    Posted Jun 09th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The Taipei District Court has found ex-president Chen Shui-bian not guilty of embezzling diplomatic funds due to lack of evidence. Yesterday's ruling comes as an appeal court's decision looms on the same court's earlier conviction of Chen for a raft of financial and other offences, for which he was sentenced to life imprisonment. Chen ...

  3. Taiwan court to rule on Chen's appeal

    Posted Jun 11th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... to the Supreme Court will continue, and then a second issue- that of whether Chen must remain in detention while the appeal goes on- must be addressed again. It is also possible that some but not all ... of evidence, the Taipei District Court cleared Chen of a graft charge in a separate corruption case, in which he was accused of stealing US$330,000 in allowances earmarked for foreign visits during his ...

  4. Top judge's impeachment seen as tool to unseat Arroyo or benefit disgruntled elite

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Manila's chattering classes see two main possible motives behind the drive by the House of Representatives to impeach Supreme Court Chief Justice Hilario ... of Chief Justice Davide. These parties hope that a change in judicial leadership will trigger a reversal of Supreme Court decisions unfavourable to them. In the Philippine justice system, ...

  5. Top Philippine court bars chief justice's impeachment

    Posted Nov 11th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... the Supreme Court barred lawmakers from impeaching the top judge. The Supreme Court ruled 13-1 that the impeachment of Chief Justice Hilario Davide by the House of Representatives was unconstitutional because of a previous impeachment complaint against him. Supreme Court spokesman Ismael Khan said that the ruling cited the constitution as barring the filing of more than one complaint within ...

  6. Crusading lawyer loses appeal over jail term

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... cases. Shanghai Higher People's Court upheld the lower court's ruling in a half-hour hearing yesterday, which a US consular official attended. Zheng's wife and two other relatives ... wife, Jiang Meili, said the sentence was unfair and she hoped to appeal to the Supreme People's Court in Beijing. 'The legal system in China is like a suit of clothes. If they think ...

  7. The people's judge returns

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... office today; he will take up the chief justice's chair in the Supreme Court in Islamabad on Monday for the third time, the finale of an amazing people's movement led by lawyers- ... to resign, which suddenly created vacancies, especially in the Supreme Court. But Mr Chaudhry complied with the new military ruler's order. He was moved from the judicial backwaters of Quetta ...

  8. Top Beijing judge faces trial in high-profile corruption case

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... is due to stand trial after a year-long internal investigation. Huang Songyou, former vice-president of the Supreme People's Court, will face charges of taking more than four million yuan ... court for almost 20 years before being promoted to Beijing in 2002. He is the highest ranking Supreme Court judge to be investigated by the party's top anti-graft watchdog, causing a major ...

  9. Chongqing execution raises political spectre

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... enforcement agencies. 'I am deeply disappointed in the [Supreme People's Court's] failure to apply its own rules against admitting coerced confessions, missing a golden opportunity ... that in rejecting Fan's appeal for a retrial, the supreme court completely ignored the charges of torture. 'The two regulations were an excellent opportunity to show that these new rules had ...

  10. Developers suspected of bribery arrested

    Posted Jan 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Sun Shuyi from Shandong. In another corruption case, former Supreme People's Court vice-president Huang Songyou, 52, stood trial in Hebei province yesterday, Xinhua reported. He faced charges for taking more than 3.9 million yuan in bribes from 2005 to 2008, while he was the Supreme Court vice-president. He was also charged with embezzling 1.2 million yuan in 1997 when he ...




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