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  1. Voices of opposition

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Joyce Law

    ... to the proposed Article 23 legislation. Article 23 of the Basic Law is implemented by drafting the National Security Bill, which will specify acts endangering national security. It is to be passed ... They are also concerned that the proposed provisions on sedition have triggered serious concern about the freedom of expression. The confusion over what constitutes the act of 'inciting others ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Aquino treading dangerous ground by questioning constitution

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... suggestion that there is a need for constitutional reform has predictably been met by opposition. Laws should not be static; they should change with the times as a population requires. ... SCMP Editorial Aquino treading risky ground Filipinos thought long and hard about the constitution that took effect after the overthrow of dictator Ferdinand Marcos in 1986. They did ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Sex-change surgery requirements for transsexuals constitute torture

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 05:18pm by SAM WINTER

    ... Sam Winter Sam Winter says the marriage bill, as it stands, should be scrapped, not just postponed for debate Surgery requirements for transsexual gender recognition constitute torture ... for Transgender Health, have spoken out against requirements such as those currently imposed by the Hong Kong government, and which would become law if the bill is passed. In June, as the bills committee ...

  4. News - World - EGYPT

    Divisive new constitution put to the vote in Egypt

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 03:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Egyptians began voting on Saturday in a two-round referendum on a new constitution supported by the ruling Islamists but bitterly contested ... after a cleric urged worshippers in his mosque to support the constitution, resulting in more than 15 people hurt. Police used tear gas after some protesters fired birdshot. By early ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEATH

    Protege praises late Basic Law drafter Xu Chongde as 'walking dictionary' of Hong Kong's mini-constitution

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 01:18pm

    ... mini-constitution more difficult. Priscilla Leung Mei-fun, a student of Xu between 1987 and 1990, mourned the death of the last of the four mainland academics dubbed “the guardians of the Basic Law”. Top ... understanding” of the mini-constitution, criticising pan-democrats for “stirring up troubles”. "The Basic Law has been [in force] for nearly 10 years but some people in Hong Kong lack a correct ...

  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Constitutional battle looms as both poll rivals claim victory in Indonesia

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:52am by Reuters

    ... constitutional battle to decide who will next lead the world's third-largest democracy. Just a few hours after voting closed, Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo said he had won, based on what were widely ... at a famous traffic circle in the capital, waving flags and setting off fireworks. But Prabowo- a general in the Suharto regime and the late dictator's former son-in-law- said he had different ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    White paper reflects existing constitutional arrangements

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:50am by LETTERS

    ... been well rehearsed and understood since the late 1980s when the Basic Law was being drafted. They are also constitutional arrangements by which the Hong Kong public expects both the SAR ... White paper reflects existing constitutional arrangements I refer to Alex Lo's column (" Is CY indoctrinated in mainland ways? ", June 14). In it, he said ...

  8. Business - MACROSCOPE

    Constitutional crunch crimps Hong Kong competitiveness

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:05am by DAVID DODWELL

    ... David Dodwell For the administration to get on with real business,the city's leaders should learn to live with the shortcomings in itspolitical system Constitutional crunch crimps Hong Kong competitiveness If fools rush in where angels fear to tread, then a fool I must be as I plunge into the Hong Kong controversy on constitutional reform. One reason is because of a book ...

  9. News - World - TUNISIA

    Islamic law rejected in Tunisia's new constitution

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 02:18am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tunis Tunisia will make Islam its state religion, but maintain a civil legal code Islamic law rejected in new charter Tunisia's Islamist-dominated constituent assembly compromised in rejecting Islam as the main source of law as it voted on a new constitution for the country that spawned the Arab Spring. But while it established Islam as the state ...

  10. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chinese leaders blind to benefits of constitution, law professor says

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Beijing legal scholar says party's rulers fail to understand that the rule of law would help them run country more successfully Leaders 'blind to benefits of constitution' Abiding by the constitution would help the government rule the country more successfully, but many top leaders fail to see that, a prominent liberal scholar said ...




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