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    Rape law outdated, Law Reform Commission says

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... law into line with the English model, to include offences between two males, the Law Reform Commission recommended yesterday. The definition of rape should be broadened to include anal ... an aim widely welcomed by rights advocates. "We agree that the law on sexual offences should avoid distinctions based on sexual orientation," the commission said. The paper also calls ...

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    Proposal by Law Reform Commission a step towards class-action cases

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Proposal by Law Reform Commission is step towards Hong Kong seeing class-action civil cases, empowering consumers against corporate giants Strength ... Hopes that class-action lawsuits may yet come about were raised by a proposal published in May by the Law Reform Commission, the statutory body responsible for suggesting ways to improve ...

  3. Harbour commission would end government conflict of interests

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to your excellent editorial ('A harbour commission to right years of neglect'', August 11) regarding the proposal by the Harbourfront Enhancement Committee to set up an independent harbour commission to oversee the harbour and the harbourfront. Society for Protection of the Harbour first proposed such an idea more than five years ago, but the government did ...

  4. Allow hearsay in courts, commission says

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The Law Reform Commission has proposed that courts be given the discretion to admit hearsay evidence when they are satisfied the evidence is necessary and reliable. Such evidence is currently prohibited in most cases. Hearsay evidence refers to a witness telling a court what another has told him. ...

  5. Commission sues firm over sacking

    Posted Jan 13th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The Equal Opportunities Commission is suing Spy By L & Y, a firm it accuses of disability discrimination for sacking a slimming therapist. The writ says Connie Ng Wai-fun suffered neck and lower-back pain in 2004 and took sick leave occasionally. In 2006, she was sacked after taking a day's sick leave. She is seeking HK$50,000 damages. The commission said ...

  6. Agent guilty of commission fraud

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in sales commission. Sentencing was adjourned to December 4, pending a background report. Lau, 42, had pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to defraud before Deputy Judge Eddie Yip Chor-man. Between ... agent who secured the sale. However, employees of the developers were not entitled to any commission. The court was told that four buyers had approached New World's sales office to buy five ...

  7. Warning on antitrust commission

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong The commission which would be set up under the proposed competition law should not have the power to initiate investigations, the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce warned. ... bid-rigging, carving up markets, and fixing sales and production quotas. It proposes that an independent competition commission be set up with the power to investigate, and determine and apply remedies ...

  8. Managers devised ways to pay illegal commissions, court told

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... offering tour guides illegal commissions to bring in customers, the District Court heard yesterday. One of the managers, testifying under immunity, told the court Tse Sui-luen, then group chairman, called a meeting after the Independent Commission Against Corruption launched its probe into China Travel Agency, the staff of which were alleged to have accepted illegal commissions from TSL. ...

  9. Covert Surveillance Commission

    Posted Aug 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The panel unveiled Commission Justice Woo Kwok-hing Born 1946 Career highlights 1969: Admitted to Bar of England and Wales 1992: Named High Court judge 2004: Appointed Vice-President of Court of Appeal Key public service- Commissioner of the inquiry into the Garley Building fire, in which 41 people died (1996-97)- Chairman of the commission of inquiry into chaotic opening ...

  10. UN says more work needs to be done on rights laws

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... on the basis of their origin,' it said. The committee welcomed raising the age of criminal responsibility to 14, the establishment of the Poverty Commission and the Sexual Minorities Forum, ...




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