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  1. Comment - Letters

    Discrimination law review will cover broad range of issues

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:25am by LETTERS

    ... Discrimination law review will cover broad range of issues I refer to Michael Chugani's Public Eye column (" Outlawing the 'L-word'? What about the rest? " July 16). The discrimination law review by the Equal Opportunities Commission is not intended to look only at the issues related to mainland Chinese, nor is it aimed at providing this group with any ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Government must respect the law and end discrimination on basis of sexual orientation

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 04:47am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Government must respect the law and end discrimination I filed a judicial review against the government for maintaining a different age of consent between two men and a man ... was unconstitutional. This happened in 2005. Last week, the Department of Justice submitted documents to the Legislative Council finally proposing to amend the dead laws. While I welcome such a proposal, it is, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't use the law to discriminate against domestic workers

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by BEAU LEFLER

    ... Beau Lefler Beau Lefler says the courts should uphold principle of equality before law Laws that oppress the weak are a poor servant of justice In Hong Kong, people enthuse over the "rule of law" and its long-standing presence here. It is the cause of our economic miracle and social stability, and is purportedly the main difference between us and the mainland. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should be truly inclusive

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to consult on whether or not the race discrimination law should be broadened to cover nationality, citizenship and residency. The idea is just part of a sweeping review of the four existing anti-discrimination ordinances. But it understandably stands out, as the influx of mainland tourists and immigrants continues to fuel social tensions. That the review has drawn mixed reactions ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to redress inequalities in Hong Kong's rape laws

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by Surya Deva

    ... Surya Deva Surya Deva says the shocking case in Delhi should also spur us to act Rewrite HK's rape laws to advance gender equality The recent gang rape of a 23-year-old student ... However, this change has also made women an easier target of rape and other kinds of sexual discrimination, because the infrastructure as well as legal and moral norms required to protect ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:16am by LETTERS

    ... preventing them from getting permanent residency? Law Hin Lau- I agree with the French government which bans Muslim women from wearing full-face veils in public. If they insist on doing so then leave France and go back to the Middle East. Margie Tam- I think the issue of racial discrimination in Hong Kong has been largely exaggerated. For example, I always think domestic helpers are part ...

  7. News - China

    Chinese job seekers fall victim to 'Zodiac discrimination'

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 01:18pm by Amy Li

    ... lawyer, said with the absence of national laws on  non-discrimination and equality at work, it's impossible for applicants to sue potential employers who might have treated them unfairly. ... competitors,  according to the Liaoning-based Bandao Morning News. Xu Jingmin, a  college graduate and recent victim of such “zodiac discrimination", said she was disheartened after finding out she ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Stop this discrimination against breastfeeding women

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:51am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for combating discrimination against breastfeeding. Decades of research shows breastfed children have lower rates of hospital admissions and medical problems like allergies, diarrhoea, ear infections ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 21, 2014

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by LETTERS

    ... Chow battles discrimination in all its forms Michael Chugani's cheap shot at the Equal Opportunities Commission's chairperson Dr York Chow Yat-ngok (" Outlawing ... is a gross exaggeration. I have met Dr Chow on a few occasions and found his passion for eradicating discrimination at all levels highly commendable. He has explained his strong desire to eliminate ...

  10. News - China

    Labour arbitration law could have prevented worker's suicide

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau If sacked shoe factory striker Zhou Jianrong's suicide speeds passage of labour arbitration law, it will have saved jobs of others fighting for rights Worker paid with her ... and forbid them from firing workers during those negotiations," said Zeng Feiyang, director of the Guangdong Panyu Migrant Workers Centre. "If the law had been passed earlier, this tragic ...




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