What role, if any, should ordinary citizens play in determining guilt and punishment in criminal cases?Wednesday, 20 July, 2011, 12:00am
I don't support the idea that every effort has to be made to make juries as inclusive as possible ('Our jury system must be strengthened', January 29).
In Hong Kong's court system, the jury is only set up in the Court of First Instance in the High Court.9 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
Professionals see good reasons for being excused court duty
Lawyers and the head of Hong Kong's largest medical group voiced their opposition yesterday to having members of their professions serve as jurors.28 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
The Basic Law rightly preserves the system of trial by jury. In principle, the system - inherited from Britain, where it dates back many hundreds of years - provides for defendants in criminal cases to be tried 'by their peers' - drawn randomly from the community as a whole.27 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
Trial by jury is widely regarded as a fundamental requirement for the fair and objective consideration of certain court cases. The mainland's bid to strengthen its very limited jury system is therefore a positive move.21 Dec 2004 - 12:00am
It is fair to say that an impoverished mother accused of stealing handbags to help her sick child might not view seven well-dressed urban professionals - all linguists to boot - as her peers, even in the widest context.24 Feb 2003 - 12:00am