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Hong Kong’s self-styled ‘Captain America’ spouted ‘empty words’, legal counsel says in first appeal related to city’s national security law

Hong Kong’s self-styled ‘Captain America’ spouted ‘empty words’, legal counsel says in first appeal...

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Senior counsel Edwin Choy says the sentencing judge made multiple errors when assessing the case of former food delivery worker Adam Ma.
Abortion-rights protesters rally in US cities after Supreme Court leak

Abortion-rights protesters rally in US cities after Supreme Court leak

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Protests over a leaked US Supreme Court draft opinion that would throw out the court’s Roe vs Wade ruling sent people into the...
Coronavirus: New Zealand’s Covid-19 border rules, quarantine lottery were unlawful, court rules

Coronavirus: New Zealand’s Covid-19 border rules, quarantine lottery were unlawful, court rules

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The quarantine process did not allow personal circumstances to be sufficiently considered or prioritised and stripped citizens of their right to return home,...
Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson as first black woman on US Supreme Court

Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson as first black woman on US Supreme Court

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The vote is a victory for President Joe Biden, who is making his first appointment to a bench with an increasingly assertive 6-3...
Pakistan’s top court to decide Imran Khan’s future; still PM for now

Pakistan’s top court to decide Imran Khan’s future; still PM for now

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Pakistan’s Supreme Court will hear arguments later on Monday around Prime Minister Imran Khan’s shock decision to call an early election, sidestepping a...
US Supreme Court reinstates Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence

US Supreme Court reinstates Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence

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The US Supreme Court has reinstated the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.The justices, by a 6-3 vote on Friday, agreed...
Court rejects Donald Trump’s efforts to keep records from US Capitol attack probe

Court rejects Donald Trump’s efforts to keep records from US Capitol attack probe

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A federal appeal court ruled Thursday against an effort by former US president Donald Trump to shield documents from the House committee investigating...
Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK does not have the right to freedom of expression, High Court rules

Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK does not have the right to freedom of expression,...

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Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK does not have the right to freedom of expression, according to a court which also found fault in...
Singapore’s highest court grants stay of execution for Malaysian drug trafficker Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingam after he tests positive for Covid-19

Singapore’s highest court grants stay of execution for Malaysian drug trafficker Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingam...

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Singapore’s highest court granted a stay of execution for a Malaysian man, whom campaigners say is mentally disabled, after he tested positive for...
Dutch court rules in favour of Ukraine in Crimea gold dispute with Russia

Dutch court rules in favour of Ukraine in Crimea gold dispute with Russia

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Dutch appeals judges on Tuesday ruled that a priceless collection of Crimean gold “must be handed over to Ukraine”, in a major win...
Hong Kong ex-lawmaker fined for breaking aviation law outside Legislative Council with ‘release political prisoners’ balloon

Hong Kong ex-lawmaker fined for breaking aviation law outside Legislative Council with ‘release political...

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A former Hong Kong lawmaker has been fined HK$2,500 (US$322) for violating aviation law by flying in controlled airspace a balloon tied to...
Appeal court vice-president appointed Hong Kong’s next surveillance commissioner

Appeal court vice-president appointed Hong Kong’s next surveillance commissioner

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A veteran judge was named Hong Kong’s next surveillance commissioner on Friday, with the city’s leader expressing confidence he would oversee the city’s...
Tycoon Sun Dawu’s lawyers say early testimony gathered by police invalid

Tycoon Sun Dawu’s lawyers say early testimony gathered by police invalid

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Defence lawyers for high-profile Chinese businessman Sun Dawu and his co-defendants have argued that the majority of the testimony collected by police is...
Huawei 5G ban is upheld by Swedish court in further blow to Chinese telecoms giant’s European plans

Huawei 5G ban is upheld by Swedish court in further blow to Chinese telecoms...

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A Swedish court has upheld a ban on Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies selling 5G equipment in the country.Sweden’s regulator, the Post and...
Hong Kong property manager ordered to do 240 hours of community service for trashing national, regional flags in drunken state

Hong Kong property manager ordered to do 240 hours of community service for trashing...

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A Hong Kong property manager has been given 240 hours of community service for trashing nine national and regional flags when he was...
Child, teen witnesses relive trauma of Floyd’s killing in court | Civil Rights News

Child, teen witnesses relive trauma of Floyd’s killing in court | Civil Rights News

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First week of trial over George Floyd’s death saw raw, riveting testimony from four teens and a nine-year-old girl.Minneapolis, US – They are not...
US lifts Trump’s sanctions on ICC prosecutor, court official | Palestinian Authority News

US lifts Trump’s sanctions on ICC prosecutor, court official | Palestinian Authority News

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ICC is investigating alleged war crimes by the US in Afghanistan and by Israel in the Palestinian territories.The United States on Friday lifted sanctions...
How China’s supreme court tried to open up the legal ‘black box’ to let in the light

How China’s supreme court tried to open up the legal ‘black box’ to let...

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This is the third in a series by the SCMP looking at how China’s legal system has changed over the decades and some...
Mthokozisi Ntumba. (Supplied)

Mthokozisi Ntumba found with 3 bullet wounds, accused drove away without assisting, court hears

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Mthokozisi Ntumba. (Supplied) Four police officers arrested in connection with the murder of Mthokozisi Ntumba applied for bail in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court. The...