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Hong Kong government's reform reports may face judicial review in court

Hong Kong government's reform reports may face judicial review in court In his latest application for a judicial review, Kwok is also seeking a ruling that it is unconstitutional to require chief executive candidates to "love the country and Hong Kong" – which Leung's report describes as a matter the community generally … Full News […]

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Activist seeks judicial review into decision over country park enclaves

A green activist is accusing a government body of failing to follow the law when it chose not to incorporate six enclaves into the surrounding country parks. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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TV judicial review noted

Speaking to the media before an Executive Council meeting today, Chief Executive CY Leung said the Government has noted the possibility of a judicial review by Hong Kong Television Network.   The Government will handle it in accordance with the law, he added.   In response to media enquiries on the change of Ming Pao’s […]

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Legco ordinance on by-elections challenged in judicial review

The Legislative Council Ordinance introduced last year to prevent lawmakers who resign from standing in a by-election within six months was unlawful, a Cheung Chau villager challenged in a judicial review on Tuesday. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Calls for judicial review of HKTV case ‘ironic’, ex-top judge Andrew Li says

Former chief justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang has weighed into the free-to-air TV licensing row, saying it is ironic some officials have urged a judicial review to deal with the issue. He said the same officials had previously raised concerns that such court proceedings were being abused. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Judicial salaries to rise

The Chief Executive in Council has accepted the Standing Committee on Judicial Salaries and Conditions of Service's recommendation that pay for judges and judicial officers for 2013-14 be increased 3.15%.The Chief Executive received the committee's report on June 28. Its recommendation takes into account factors the Chief Executive in Council approved in May 2008, which […]

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Senior judicial appointments announced

Chief Executive C Y Leung today endorsed four senior appointments to the Court of Final Appeal, as advised by the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission.The recommendations are for Justice Joseph Fok to become a permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal from October 21, for Justice Patrick Chan to become a non-permanent Hong Kong judge […]

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Town Planning Board seek judicial review over Nam Sang Wai

A long-running series of legal disputes over a housing development – in an ecologically sensitive Yuen Long wetland – has taken yet another turn. According to court documents, the Town Planning Board is seeking a judicial review of an appeal board decision that favoured the developers of the Nam Sang Wai housing project. Full News […]

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Gov’t respects judicial independence: CE

Chief Executive CY Leung says the Government respects the judiciary’s independence, and will not put it under any pressure.   Mr Leung made the remarks while speaking to the media after visiting the 47th Hong Kong Brands & Products Expo at Victoria Park today. He was responding to a query about a Department of Justice […]

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Judicial appointments announced

The Judiciary today announced four appointments, including two District Judges and two Permanent Magistrates.   Andrew Li and Herbert Au-Yeung have been appointed as District Judges.   The Permanent Magistrates are Cheung Kit-yee and June Cheung.   The appointments have been made by the Chief Executive on the recommendation of the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission. They […]

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Hong Kong’s justice minister says he will safeguard judicial independence

Hong Kong’s justice minister yesterday refused to comment directly on a warning delivered by one of its most senior judges that “clouds heralding a storm of unprecedented ferocity” were gathering over the rule of law in the city. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Judicial commission member appointed

The Chief Executive has appointed Kumar Ramanathan, Senior Counsel, as a member of the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission until June 30, 2014.   Other members are the Chief Justice, the Secretary for Justice, Justice Roberto Ribeiro, Justice Andrew Cheung, Wong Kwai-huen, Prof Joseph Sung, Eleanor Ling, and Christopher Cheng.   The function of the Judicial Officers […]

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Judicial review cases in sharp fall

The number of applications for permission to lodge a judicial review last year dropped by a fifth from a peak figure of 149 cases in 2005. Full News here – Home/News/Hong Kong

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