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Criminal Procedure

Against proposed dirty money law

Director of Public Prosecutions Kevin Zervos advocates the implementation of a civil forfeiture law that would allow the government to seize property before a criminal conviction or even criminal proceedings take place. He claims that this would make it easier to fight money laundering.

Monday, 29 April, 2013, 2:06am

Rape victims' pursuit of justice fraught with fear

The majority of sex-crime victims never tell the police. Only about half of such reports result in a case going to court. And, in all but one of the past 12 years, the majority of rape cases that have been tried by courts resulted in acquittal.

24 Feb 2013 - 5:02am 1 comment

Anhui man secretly detained after land dispute hearing

A villager from Anhui filed a report with police on Wednesday, claiming he was arrested, illegally detained and tortured after appearing at a land dispute hearing.

27 Dec 2012 - 5:21pm

Overhaul for law on criminal process

Extensive changes will be made to the mainland's Criminal Procedure Law according to a draft revision submitted to the National People's Congress Standing Committee yesterday.

25 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Jury still out on community service orders

Hong Kong's judges have ordered tens of thousands of people convicted of crimes to do community service since the scheme was first introduced as an alternative to prison nearly two decades ago.

19 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

The Stool Pigeon

Starring: Nick Cheung Ka-fai, Nicholas Tse Ting-fung, Kwai Lun-mei Director: Dante Lam Chiu-yin Category: IIB (Cantonese and Putonghua)

26 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Allow hearsay in courts, commission says

The Law Reform Commission has proposed that courts be given the discretion to admit hearsay evidence when they are satisfied the evidence is necessary and reliable. Such evidence is currently prohibited in most cases. Hearsay evidence refers to a witness telling a court what another has told him.

1 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Probation order for college youth caught with Ecstasy tablets

A 16-year-old student at La Salle College was placed on a 12-month probation order yesterday for possessing Ecstasy and a painkiller at the school in April.

17 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Lawmaker confident problems on remand votes can be overcome

A lawmaker said difficulties were expected to arise over implementing voting arrangements for hundreds of suspects on remand but was confident the government could overcome them.

10 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Judge cuts sentence to 161/2 years as kidnapper changes plea at retrial

Convicted kidnapper Pun Luen-pan is a 'threat to our society' who has ignored numerous chances to be a law-abiding citizen, a Court of First Instance judge warned yesterday.

27 Jun 2008 - 12:00am