Magistrates’ 50% conviction rate is ‘shockingly low’, blasts former Hong Kong DPP

Hong Kong’s longest-serving Director of Public Prosecutions has blasted new figures which show just 50.3 per cent of all cases were successfully prosecuted by magistrates in 2014. Grenville Cross, the city’s DPP from 1997 until 2009, said the conviction rate was “shockingly low”. Cross told Apple Daily that fundamental reforms were needed to boost the […]