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  1. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Children of married, unmarried parents equal under maintenance laws

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:21am by JONATHAN MOK, CARMEN CHENG

    ... Jonathan Mok and Carmen Cheng Offspring are equal under maintenance laws no matter whether their parents ever tied the knot No suffering of little children when unmarried couples split With a rising number of unmarried couples, the law has evolved in the area of maintenance orders for children born out of wedlock. Formerly, different financial provision orders were available ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    What to expect from the arrival of paternity leave law

    Posted May 06th 2014, 03:47am by DUNCAN ABATE

    ... application be found to be incorrect or incomplete.   Duncan Abate is a partner at an international law firm, advising on all aspects of employment and employee benefits including discrimination ... Duncan Abate Under draft legislation, new dads must provide proof of fatherhood for pay but not for days off What to expect from the arrival of paternity leave law Draft legislation has ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    'Occupy has nothing to fear from anti-terror law'

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 03:54am by Simon Young

    ... Simon Young … just as journalists need not be alarmed by proposed anti-stalking law Anti-terror law: Occupy has nothing to fear In a China Daily editorial published earlier this year, the Occupy Central campaign was labelled "a kind of terrorism". Is this characterisation correct under Hong Kong law? Consider the definition of a "terrorist act" in our United ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Why an overseas surrogacy may not be the answer

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by JONATHAN MOK

    ... and mother of the child are the "commissioning father" and "commissioning mother". Under Hong Kong laws, the commissioning couple must satisfy certain requirements before they can ... under a surrogacy arrangement, the couple may be referred to the police for further investigation. The birth certificate is not conclusive proof that the commissioning couple are the lawful ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    It's not right seven people can send someone to prison for life

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:25am by ANDREW RAFFELL

    ... The issue of the size of Hong Kong juries- just seven people, usually, and why it should be reformed is one that needs further comment. When the common law system was imposed upon Hong Kong in the mid-19th century, it was out of the British belief that it was something of value that the world should be pleased to share. There was a large degree of truth in this. Part of that common law ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Five good men and true? It doesn't inspire confidence

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:36am by ANDREW RAFFELL

    ... though it might be, for lawyers to acknowledge the political situation of any state is more important than the law. Respect for the "rule of law" within any system is dependent, even ... reality. Britain had a fairly high degree of respect for rights and law for many years, with hardly any written constitutional guarantees at all. All states are created out of the history of how ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Universal suffrage naysayers have no legal leg to stand on

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:16am by MICHAEL C DAVIS

    ... Michael C. Davis Basic Law makes clear voting rights must meet civil and political requirements of UN covenant Universal suffrage naysayers have no legal leg to stand on Mainland and local officials and establishment politicians have been subjecting Hong Kong to a barrage of statements about what universal suffrage under the Basic Law is not or does not include. Among the catalogue ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    End corporal punishment for the sake of our children

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... someone without their consent is an offence, the physical punishment of a child is, paradoxically, lawful, and the disparity is unjustifiable. Children are not simply their parents' chattels, ... punishment, including Austria, Israel, Kenya, New Zealand and, most recently, Malta. At common law, however, the "reasonable chastisement" of a child is permissible. Whilst reasonableness ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Mutual trust the only way to resolve electoral reform impasse

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by SIMON NG

    ... based on values, principles and rules: the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights' requirements of genuine electoral democracy and the Basic Law. In a sense, it echoes the Bar Association's well-thought-out opinion based on the ICCPR, the Joint Declaration and the Basic Law. The efforts Occupy Central has made so far are in fact intellectual, asking people ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Hong Kong's prison system designed to deter blatant corruption

    Posted May 13th 2014, 03:51am by Simon Young

    ... with professional expertise, including law, medicine, social work and offender rehabilitation. All members on the boards serve on a voluntary basis. Unlike the other two boards, the PRSB is concerned only ... and relatively low. Professor Simon Young Ngai-man is a practicing barrister who teaches criminal law and evidence in the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong   ...




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