Prosecutor

Judge scolds prosecutor's lenient charge on man who attacked police

A District Court judge lambasted a prosecutor yesterday for putting a lenient charge on a 31-year-old man who assaulted two women police officers while trying to free his 16-year-old girlfriend who was in their custody.

Wednesday, 30 January, 2013, 3:47am

Official's eight-year trail of corruption

Details have emerged about the corruption case against a former senior official in Inner Mongolia who was jailed for life this month for taking more than 8.17 million yuan (HK$10 million) in bribes over eight years.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Ruling on top U.K. lawyer reserved

The High Court has reserved judgment on allowing a top British lawyer to lead the criminal prosecution of self-styled fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen.

The Department of Justice has applied for renowned Queen's Counsel David Perry to be its lead prosecutor against Chan, who allegedly forged a will by the late chairwoman of Chinachem, Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Amendments tocriminal law need greater detail

Despite being blanketed in controversy, the mainland's amended Criminal Procedure Law was passed by legislators last month with clauses that rights advocates find troubling and legal reformers say are disappointing.

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Amendments to criminal law need greater detail

Despite being blanketed in controversy, the mainland's amended Criminal Procedure Law was passed by legislators last month with clauses that rights advocates find troubling and legal reformers say are disappointing.

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Top judge vows deeper reforms

The mainland's top judge has vowed to deepen judicial reforms this year, and has pledged to strengthen the Supreme People's Court's (SPC) oversight of the lower courts.

SPC president Wang Shengjun was delivering his annual report to the legislature yesterday.

12 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Until clause goes, defence lawyers are just decoration

The detention of four lawyers in Guangxi last month for allegedly fabricating evidence in an assault case has left mainland legal circles deeply shaken, and once again drawn attention to the notorious clause 306 of the Chinese Criminal Code, which targets lawyers for false testimony given by witnesses and defendants.

7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Judges and prosecutors feel hindered by system

Mainland judges and prosecutors say they have been hindered from exercising criminal justice and acting impartially by administrative interference, a new book reveals.

Hong Kong-based Professor Mike McConville interviewed 88 judges and 96 prosecutors, all anonymous, and reached one conclusion - they all took a passive role in a system primarily driven by the police.

12 May 2011 - 12:00am

Letters

Justice chief cannot get involved in case

I argued in an article for the secretary for justice, as a political appointee, to withdraw from involvement in the prosecution process, as has happened in England and Wales and elsewhere, and for the control of prosecutions to be vested in an independent director of public prosecutions ('Free to decide', February 10).

8 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In Friday's front-page story headline 'Amina Bokhary runs out of luck and into prison', barrister Albert Luk Wai-hung was mistakenly identified as a prosecutor. The error was introduced during the editing process. Kevin Zervos was the prosecutor.

27 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Next prosecutions chief must tread reform path

If one were asked to list some key individuals who perform a direct role in upholding the rule of law in Hong Kong, the chief justice, the secretary for justice and the Court of Final Appeal judges would immediately come to mind. However, if the Basic Law were any guide, then the director of public prosecutions (DPP) should also belong to that list of individuals.

23 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Six now charged with attack on prosecutor

A sixth man accused of an acid attack on a prosecutor was charged in Eastern Court. Lai Kwok-leung, 37, joined five already charged with conspiracy to throw corrosive fluid with intent to do grievous bodily harm, for attacking Neil Mitchell outside the District Court on October 27. Mitchell was said to have been acting in a money laundering case. The six are next in court on January 27.

31 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Prosecutors' record defended

Despite criticism over the handling of certain cases questioning whether there was preferential treatment for the rich and powerful, the director of public prosecutions, Grenville Cross SC, said he felt confident that 'by and large, we get things right'.

25 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

James Ting fails to block testimony

Former Akai Holdings chairman James Ting, facing a retrial in relation to the collapse of the company, has failed in a bid to keep testimony from a civil action out of the hands of criminal prosecutors in Hong Kong.

3 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Grenville Cross delighted with prosecutions appointment

20 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

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