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Court System of Pakistan

Blasphemy case girl escapes Pakistan and moves with family to Canada

A young Christian girl accused of blasphemy in Pakistan has fled with her family to Canada. Rimsha Masih was arrested in August in Islamabad after a Muslim cleric accused her of burning the Koran.

Tuesday, 2 July, 2013, 3:36am

Half of top judges lack legal training

Nearly half of the chief judges at provincial level do not have solid judicial backgrounds or had never worked in the courts prior to their appointment - a finding that Xinhua hailed as it said the judges injected fresh ideas into the system.

21 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Top judge embroiled in Nepali land-case bribery scandal

The Supreme Court is reeling under a corruption scandal that may go all the way up to the chief justice.

The row broke out when Rajesh Shakya, who paid bribes to court officials to win a land dispute, gave secret recordings of his conversations to the press after he lost the case.

24 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Get qualified or go, judges told

Sub-standard judges will be sacked if they fail to gain law school qualifications, China's top judge warned yesterday.

Supreme Court president Xiao Yang said the qualifications would be part of retraining programmes over the next five years to tie in with World Trade Organisation (WTO) demands.

13 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Sound judgment after shaky start

The future of the entire legal system appeared to hang on a thread within weeks of the handover when three senior judges were asked to make a ruling which would have plunged the SAR into anarchy.

It was not difficult to predict that their judgment would back the Government and the system by upholding the provisional legislature and the laws it had passed.

12 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Judgment on the judges

WIDE variations have been revealed in the territory's first study of judges' records when their decisions are challenged in the Court of Appeal.

It shows that in the nearly two-year period studied, Judge Hawkes and Deputy Judge Yung heard a total of 139 cases without a successful challenge to their decisions.

17 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

PWC finalises court principles

A PRELIMINARY Working Committee (PWC) sub-group has finalised a set of principles for the setting up of a Court of Final Appeal, but the prospect of a Sino-British agreement on the court remains unclear.

17 May 1995 - 12:00am

Judgment on retirement

A CONSIDERABLE feature of Mr Justice Ross Penlington's vast chamber in the Supreme Court building is an armchair. It gives Mrs Penlington nightmares and may not be going to either of their two retirement homes in New Zealand when he returns there next week. It is horribly mottled.

2 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Little justice in pay scale

HOW would you like to have 60 per cent of your work responsibilities taken away but just lose about three per cent of your pay? That appears to be what has happened with the Registrar of the Supreme Court, the none-too-popular Julian Betts, who was the Controlling Officer and administrative head of the Judiciary until March 28 last year.

17 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Court PCs get judge's verdict

AS FAR as Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Rogers is concerned, a computerised court reporting system that appears to be making headway in the Hong Kong legal profession is just about the best thing since sliced bread.

The Microsoft Windows-based system was used last month in the litigation between Japanese electronics firm Canon and Green Cartridge Co of Hong Kong.

17 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Novel to petition

NOVEL Enterprises said a hearing on a petition for share capital reduction would be held on January 23 at 9.30 am before Justice Rogers at the Supreme Court.

17 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Bill's contents not controversial

I REFER to your editorial of July 15 and the letter of Mr Mark Lin of July 19.

The Supreme Court (Amendment) Bill seeks to introduce the concept of recorders (or part-time judges) to the High Court.

27 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Morale 'at high level' despite '97 concerns

MORALE in the civil service remained ''generally high'' despite the uncertainties created by the change of sovereignty, said the Chief Secretary, Anson Chan Fang On-sang.

She reiterated the importance the Government attached to the maintaining of a ''highly-motivated and efficient'' civil service.

31 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Court plan adopted for mentally disabled

SPECIAL court procedures proposed for the mentally handicapped will break the tradition of allowing only English to be used in the upper courts.

The proposal to amend the law prohibiting the use of Chinese was among 13 recommendations a working group chaired by Mr Justice Michael Wong Kin-chow has submitted to the Chief Justice Ti Liang Yang.

19 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

'Outdated' judiciary to get administrator

THE Executive Council has approved the appointment of a senior administrator to tighten up the judiciary's management.

Legislators were generally supportive of the Exco decision, but said the roles of the senior administrator and the Registrar of the Supreme Court should be clearly defined to prevent duplication of work.

3 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

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