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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 - Letters

    Challenge outsourcing constitutionally to defend cleaners' rights

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 06:02am by LETTERS

    ... there is likely a good case to challenge outsourcing constitutionally. Basic Law Article 100 guarantees to civil servants still in service after July 1, 1997 continued employment, including pay ... Challenge outsourcing constitutionally to defend cleaners' rights When will the obscene catalogue of oppression inflicted by the government's cruel policy to outsource the jobs ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Role of constitution in spotlight again as party's fourth plenum nears

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:29am by Cary Huang

    ... the party's Central Committee meets for its fourth plenum. Rule of law is expected to dominate the discussions, along with economic development. Hopes that China would move towards constitutionalism ... or individual has the privilege to overstep the constitution and law." Xi echoed the idea in an address this month. Similar pledges have been made in the past by top leaders. When Hu Jintao took ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Democracy and constitutional change the winner in Scottish vote

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... that the result will mean constitutional change for all of Britain, beginning with draft laws granting Scotland new powers to be published by January. "Just as Scotland will vote separately ... constitutional implications for devolution of central power that go beyond Scotland's borders to England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The campaign was transformed in its final days by publication ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia's constitutional court backs Widodo as Prabowo Subianto's supporters stage protest

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:17pm by AGENCIES

    ... of the world's third largest democracy. The reasoning that has been submitted by the petitioner is not reasonable JUDGE MUHAMMAD ALIM The Constitutional Court rejected a last-ditch attempt by losing ... the applicant [Prabowo] by all nine judges," said Constitutional Court chief Hamdan Zoelva. The Elections Commission last month declared Widodo the winner by nearly 8.5 million votes, or more than ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Rule of law and obeying the law are two different things

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:36am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the crimes committed against it, however much they might like to send certain offenders straight to jail. Rule of law is also about the public custodians of the law observing constitutional limits on their own authority and on the authority of government. It is what prevents them from enacting laws that violate constitutional rights or enforcing laws in ways that the constitution or the common ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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