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Miscarriage of Justice

Henan reforms welcome but are just a start

Henan's courts stirred controversy last month when they introduced a pilot system to hold judges responsible for their rulings even after they resign, retire or are reassigned, in an effort to reduce the number of wrongful convictions.

Thursday, 3 May, 2012, 12:00am

Small steps towards correcting past wrongs

The legal principle of presumption of innocence until proved guilty is far from realisation as a right for accused people on the mainland. Failing a formal, more demanding onus of proof, other more incremental moves to enhance their rights and those of their lawyers are to be welcomed.

30 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Prisoners in legal limbo as judges neglect duties

A row has erupted between defence lawyers and judges over the fate of what is estimated to be dozens of death-row convicts left in a legal limbo - for up to a decade - because their original trial judges have not put their conviction rulings into writing.

23 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Death-row inmates in limbo as judges neglect their duties

A row has erupted between defence lawyers and judges over the fate of what is estimated to be dozens of death-row convicts left in a legal limbo - for up to a decade, in some cases - because their original trial judges have not bothered to put their conviction rulings into writing.

23 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Justice system guilty of delay on reforms

The sad case of She Xianglin is the mainland's criminal justice system in microcosm. Mr She has served 11 years in prison for killing his wife. The supposed murder victim, however, recently returned to the town where she once lived with him.

8 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Cleared pub owner sues police over anguish

A Nathan Road pub owner who was cleared of fighting in a public place is suing the Commissioner for Police for compensation, claiming he suffered severe mental distress due to 'wrongful prosecution'.

7 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Four freed as sex murder trial folds

One of the territory's most horrific sex murder trials ended before it began after police were accused of fabricating evidence and beating suspects.

The officers 'would stop at nothing', to extract confessions from the suspected killers, Mr Justice Michael Wong Kin-chow said.

He said they showed 'little or no regard for rules, or for that matter, anything else'.

21 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Re-examine murder case

WHAT kind of justice exists in Singapore, a very holier than thou place, where a woman was detained in 1991, but not charged until 1993? This is dark ages stuff.

16 Mar 1995 - 12:00am