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  1. Moral guardian getting a makeover

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But The judiciary is shaking up the much criticised Obscene Articles Tribunal- which once ruled a picture of Michelangelo's David unsuitable for young Hong Kong eyes- by almost doubling its pool of adjudicators and capping their service at nin ...

  2. Moral guardians without a reliable compass...

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... People have different moral values which can evolve over time. This makes it difficult to reach a consensus on what constitutes public decency. So it is not surprising that the first stage of a consultation on an overhaul of the city's obscenity laws ...

  3. Demand to end the confusion on legal guardians

    Posted Jan 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... have taken up the cause after the Sunday Morning Post revealed that the law was unclear as to whether the legal guardian of a mentally disabled person has the authority to give approve for a medical examination if that person has been raped. Even the Guardianship Board- which can appoint guardians for adults incapable of making decisions- said giving someone the power to give consent ...

  4. Great guardian of human rights

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Yash Ghai

    ... Yash Ghai Writing in 1997 in the Modern Law Review, I criticised the Hong Kong judiciary for an ambivalent and inconsistent approach to the Bill of Rights. Steeped in the English common-law tradition, which was devoid, even suspicious, of formal bills of ...

  5. Basic Law 'guardian' dies at 78

    Posted Jul 16th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Wu Jianfan, one of the four so-called 'guardians' of the Basic Law on the mainland, has died at the age of 78 in Beijing, Xinhua reported yesterday. Wu was among ... drafting process. Together with Shao Tianren, Xiao Weiyun and Xu Chongde, he earned himself the title of 'guardian' of the Basic Law. It is understood Wu, who died on Thursday, had been ...

  6. Mother charged in assault on daughter

    Posted Jan 29th 2008, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee A mother was charged in Eastern Court yesterday with aiding and abetting a middle-aged man in sexually assaulting her teenage daughter in a Wan Chai hotel. The man, 52, was charged with two counts of indecent assault which allegedly took place in September and October last year. The man and woman, 42, who were the girl's legal guardians, were remanded ...

  7. 'Despicable' man jailed for funeral funds theft

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Department after his mother died in March last year. As Fong at the time had not come of age, the money went to Chau, his guardian. Acting Principal Magistrate Rickie Chan Kam-cheong told Chau: ... the young man could not make a living. He had no one to turn to but you, his uncle. But you took advantage of your close relationship with the victim and abused your identity as his guardian ...

  8. ICAC must repair tarnished image

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... guardians. In this case, sadly, over-zealous officers apparently fell into a trap and crossed the line, even though they did not stand to gain personally. The guilty verdicts could not have come ...

  9. News - World - FRANCE

    Verdicts in Paris gang rape trial due today

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in Paris

    ... The Guardian in Paris Total of 14 defendants will learn their fate today after claims of sex attacks by at least 25 youths on two girls on poor Paris estate Shocked nation awaits 'gang rape' verdicts A trial surrounding the alleged gang rape of teenage girls in the high-rise tower blocks of a poor Paris suburb has shocked France. It has also exposed a culture ...

  10. Close loophole and protect the innocent

    Posted Dec 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was not given. A solution is to be found in other areas of a mentally disabled person's life. In some circumstances family members can give consent. When guardians are appointed to look after ... whether consent can be given for sex abuse victims to undergo medical examinations. It would appear that the legislation covering the powers of legally appointed guardians does not cover ...




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