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Privy Council

Top court's time is being wasted

The Court of Final Appeal has a unique constitutional role. Vested with the power of final adjudication in cases, it is the ultimate guardian of justice and a pillar of Hong Kong's success.

Tuesday, 29 November, 2011, 12:00am

Top court's time is being wasted

The Court of Final Appeal has a unique constitutional role. Vested with the power of final adjudication in cases, it is the ultimate guardian of justice and a pillar of Hong Kong's success. Since the handover, the top court has delivered landmark rulings that define the new political and social order.

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Henderson gets go-ahead to revise residential plan

Henderson Land Development has won an approval from the Town Planning Board that allows more flexibility in its Nam Sang Wai residential project near Mai Po.

Analysts said the approval would enable the developer to change the specification of the original design.

11 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Privy Council date

Legal links with London were further weakened with the announcement that appeals to the Privy Council lodged after March 1 were unlikely to be completed in time. The Registrar of the Privy Council said the date was 'for guidance only'.

16 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Fight for garden goes to Privy Council

A grandmother, fighting to keep government bulldozers out of her garden after it was placed under a compulsory purchase order, yesterday won permission to take her case to the Privy Council.

Fok Lai-ying and husband Lai Sui-chi said they were willing to spend millions of dollars in the battle to keep hold of the 3,000 square foot back garden plot near Sha Tin.

10 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Appeal for 'guilty' man

A man trying to get a criminal conviction overturned should get a hearing even though his barrister had acknowledged his guilt in an attempt to get a lighter sentence, the Privy Council has ruled.

22 May 1996 - 12:00am

Comforting decision

The Privy Council's decision to release 15 boat people has been greeted with dismay by the Hong Kong Government, which fears the case may set a precedent for hundreds of other Vietnamese currently locked up in detention centres with no hope of repatriation or resettlement elsewhere.

29 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

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