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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Reform gets tough on squatters' rights

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by Phila Siu

    ... occupying it for 10 years, but you need to inform the owner first," said Edward Chan SC, chairman of the commission's subcommittee on adverse possession. "If the owner objects, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Law Society chief says solicitors want to do more than just law

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Stuart Lau

    ... independence in the city, Lam, without informing the Law Society, said he supported the views stated in the document. Hung said yesterday that everything that should have been dealt with in the meeting ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong chief justice weighs in for the first time on Beijing white paper

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 07:37pm by Tony Cheung

    ... meets on Tuesday. In an editorial yesterday, the state-run Global Times said the vote was "absurd" because Lam's freedom of speech should be "supported and protected". ...

  4. News - China - LAW

    Lawyers slam draft code to muzzle those who publicise cases online

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 03:16am by Keira Lu Huang, Keith Zhai

    ... by the state-run All China Lawyers Association, urges lawyers to exercise extreme caution when commenting about cases on the internet and bans them from revealing case information before court rulings. ... stopping lawyers from publicising controversial cases and miscarriages of justice. The draft rules are a violation of freedom of speech and a regression in the state legal system’s push ...

  5. News - China - LAW

    Zhang Sizhi, lawyer for detained journalist, points to legal breach by authorities

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:10am by Verna Yu

    ... a commemoration of the anniversary, was last month formally arrested on the charges of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" and "illegally obtaining personal information". What I am most worried about is that they will make a judgment not based on facts ZHANG SIZHI, LAWYER, ON THE CASES OF GAO YU AND PU ZHIQIANG Zhang said he had scant information on facts ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Beijing loyalists fault top court's 'dictatorial' style

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 04:14am by Stuart Lau

    ... policy," he said. "It's like a dictatorship." Ko said the group would start collecting "information regarding judges' political stances … and judgments" for what he ... to step down, he said. The group also criticised Yuen for interfering with their freedom of expression. In a reply to the South China Morning Post, the Department of Justice hit back, stressing ...

  7. News - China - LAW

    Chinese court hands down harsh jail sentences to New Citizen Movement activists

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:34am by Patrick Boehler

    ... for disturbing public order and "illegally obtaining citizens' personal information". Pu's lawyer, Zhang Sizhi, said earlier Pu might face a heavy jail term. "The ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Press freedom concerns over anti-stalking law

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... indicating no preference. "Of the 506 written submissions, more than 40 per cent express views over press freedom and/or the proposed defences," it said. "Of these... 85 per cent are of the view that the 'reasonable pursuit' defence is not sufficient insofar as protection of press freedom... is concerned." None of the responding media and journalists' groups ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong's top judge says Basic Law will be interpreted in a 'generous manner'

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 03:15am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Top judge calls for respect of 'basic human rights' The top judge has reiterated the "cardinal importance" of freedom of speech, days after his predecessor warned Hongkongers to be "highly vigilant" of its erosion in the city. Calling freedom of peaceful assembly and speech both "basic human rights", Chief ...

  10. News - China - LAW

    China planning to open nation's first intellectual property court in Guangdong

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 01:18pm by Keith Zhai

    ... cities- Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Zhuhai- had filed proposals to build the first court. Guangdong Governor Zhu Xiaodan said the province, which had "long enjoyed the freedom ...




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