Dept of Justice hits out at intimidation of judges

The Department of Justice says police will "leave no stone unturned" to catch a person who has been intimidating judges. In a statement issued late on Tuesday, the department did not give any more detail about the alleged threats. But the statement was issued on the same day that 24-year-old...

Pro-Beijing heavyweights appointed to vetting body

Three pro-Beijing heavyweights were on Tuesday appointed as non-official members of a powerful new panel that will decide who gets to sit on the Election Committee, or take part in Legco and chief executive races. Chief Executive Carrie Lam said former justice secretary Elsie Leung, former Legco president Rita Fan,...

SJ defends idea of allowing solicitors to take silk

Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng on Wednesday dismissed concerns that her proposal to allow legal officers in her department to attain the title of senior counsel will blur the distinction between solicitors and barristers – adding that some of her colleagues aren’t getting the recognition they deserve. Cheng has reportedly...

‘Judges will keep control of complaints process’

The judiciary said on Friday that the chief justice will be in charge of appointing lay members to a planned panel for handling complaints against judges, but judges will still have control over the process. While complaints are currently handled by the chief justice or court leaders, the judiciary has...

Johnson Lam picked to fill vacancy on top court

Justice Johnson Lam, a vice-president of the Court of Appeal, is set to become a permanent judge of the city’s top court – filling a position that has been vacant for the past four months. Justice Lam’s appointment to the Court of Final Appeal is subject to Legislative Council approval,...

Kaczynski: Polish coalition may collapse over EU plan

Leader of ruling Law and Justice party Jaroslaw Kaczynski attends a session of the lower house of parliament, in Warsaw, May 6, 2020. (PHOTO / AFP) Poland’s ruling coalition won’t finish its full term in power unless its three factions all agree to approve the European Union’s stimulus plan, the...