Juvenile Court

Beijing must ensure people's right to privacy

Li Shuangjiang and his son Li Guanfeng sing together. Photo: SCMP

The case of Li Guanfeng, the 17-year-old son of the prominent People's Liberation Army singing artist Li Shuangjiang, is hitting the headlines again. A defence lawyer publicised a sternly worded statement last month, appealing to the public to respect the rights of his client, who has been detained, with four others, on suspicion of gang rape.

Monday, 1 April, 2013, 3:00am

Bail extended for girl in robberies

A girl, 11, who admitted taking part in five robberies and burglaries, had her bail extended yesterday in the Juvenile Court until sentencing on August 13. The Primary Six pupil admitted she and two men, both 18, had robbed two men and broken into three homes from January to March, taking cash, mobile phones and jewellery worth about HK$33,000. The men have pleaded guilty.

31 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Beijing judge tells of drastic increase in juvenile crime

Juvenile delinquency is surging, a judge who deals with cases involving youths warned yesterday.

'The number of juvenile crimes is drastically increasing each year and the age of offenders is getting younger and younger; some are as young as 14,' Shan Xiuyun, Haidian district juvenile court judge, said.

12 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Juveniles locked away too often, says barrister

Youngsters are being unnecessarily locked up by magistrates whose draconian penalties lead to resentment and further problems in society, a lawyer claims.

In a letter to the Law Society's journal, Hong Kong Lawyer, David Tolliday-Wright said youngsters in the juvenile courts were being subjected to greater penalties than adults would receive for similar offences.

1 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Juvenile court review

More questions have been raised about the openness of Hong Kong justice after a South China Morning Post investigation revealed magistrates have been holding juvenile court hearings 'in private' in apparent contradiction of the law.

6 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Magistrates 'hinder' media watchdogs

Magistrates have been preventing the media from carrying out a watchdog role in juvenile courts in what appears to be a breach of the law.

A review of practices has been launched by the Judiciary after a South China Morning Post reporter was treated inconsistently attending the five juvenile courts.

6 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Handle with care

THERE will be some disappointment the Government has, for the moment, rejected the call for specialist courts to be set up for cases involving the handicapped. However, the Chief Justice's proposal that a working group be set up to study the alternatives to a new court may be the more sensible approach.

24 Sep 1993 - 12:00am