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Jurisdiction

Efforts to catch airline cabin thieves

Sit back and relax. That is what air passengers are told soon after they settle in on board an aircraft. But too often they wake up from a nap or return from the restroom to find their belongings stolen.

Saturday, 3 November, 2012, 2:52am

Guideline helps courts enforce judgments

The Supreme People's Court has issued another guideline designed to tackle common difficulties faced by court officials when trying to enforce judgments in civil lawsuits - a major problem plaguing the mainland judicial system and weakening judicial authority.

23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Legal conflicts on rise as expat couples divorce

Case in Ireland highlights international differences in law

A case in which a Hong Kong woman asked an Irish court to ignore a divorce she obtained in Hong Kong years before has highlighted an increasing trend of disputes in international divorces arising from a conflict of laws in different jurisdictions.

28 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Cross-border pact on court rulings 'a cautious first step'

It could open doors to further co-operation, says legal sector

The legal community yesterday welcomed as a 'cautious first step' the impending pact between Hong Kong and the mainland to make commercial judgments delivered in each others' courts enforceable on both sides of the border.

14 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Haste makes waste

What if Hong Kong were to seal an agreement to mutually enforce judgments in a certain jurisdiction whose courts are plagued by a litany of problems?

In the words of the president of the judiciary of that jurisdiction, some rulings are unfair, as trials are not properly conducted and laws are unclear.

15 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Lawsuit proposal surprises bill group

The District Court will be given unlimited jurisdiction in civil lawsuits if all the parties involved agree, according to a government proposal.

Legislators were surprised by the proposal, which they had not been told about until they attended a meeting yesterday of the Bills Committee scrutinising the District Court (Amendment) Bill.

2 Feb 2000 - 12:00am