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  1. Why Hong Kong would benefit from having a children's commissioner

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a children's commission, a great deal of assistance could be provided to the government to involve departments that should be concerned with the subject such as education, food and health, and labour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985762/why-hong-kong-would-benefit-having-childrens-commissioner
  2. Hong Kong woman in Australian legal limbo

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney A former Hong Kong resident who has been detained in Australia for six years as an illegal immigrant says she would rather die than be returned to the mainland. Kwok ... and supporters say her physical and mental health have deteriorated since she was detained in January 2001. Kwok, 52, is one of 241 inmates in Villawood detention centre, in Sydney's western ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/596895/hong-kong-woman-australian-legal-limbo
  3. News - Hong Kong - LEGAL SERVICES

    Why 'no win, no fee' is no go for Hong Kong lawyers

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Stuart Lau

    ... contingency or conditional fee arrangements. The Hong Kong Solicitors' Guide to Professional Conduct, issued by the Law Society, stipulates: "A solicitor may not enter into a contingency fee ... "Remember, we are not the UK and we are not America, we are Hong Kong, we have our own local issues and should make sure our law suits our purposes. "There is a tendency to blindly follow what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1208798/why-no-win-no-fee-no-go-hong-kong-lawyers
  4. Issues remain despite release of Ching

    Posted Feb 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... his deteriorating health while in jail. They have never given up hope for medical parole, or least the concession of being allowed to serve out his time in Hong Kong, nearer his family. ... The release on parole of Hong Kong journalist Ching Cheong in time for the Lunar New Year celebration will be warmly welcomed. Though found guilty of spying, Ching remains widely regarded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/625659/issues-remain-despite-release-ching
  5. Sex pill illegally sold as health product recalled

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Street, Kowloon.' A hotline, 2319 2839, will be operating until this afternoon. Several Viagra copycats, sold as health or food products, have been seized in Hong Kong since 2001. Viagra ... by the Watson's and Health Plus pharmacy chains. The authorities issued the recall order yesterday after tests confirmed the mainland-produced herbal 'Super Power 72' pill contains sildenafil, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/458128/sex-pill-illegally-sold-health-product-recalled
  6. Safety the crucial issue, say Aids activists, but opponents condemn ruling

    Posted Aug 26th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... of the Hong Kong Aids Foundation, Lin Oi-chu, said. 'Everyone has the right and freedom to choose how to conduct sex. 'As an organisation working for health education, our role is to remind ... activists] proudly claim their rights... do they realise the effects and questions it has generated and that all seven million Hong Kong citizens will have to shoulder their problems as well?' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/513586/safety-crucial-issue-say-aids-activists-opponents-condemn-ruling
  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Legal challenge to Hong Kong's residency rules on disability allowance payments

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Permanent residents must live in Hong Kong for a year to be eligible for the allowance, but one disabled man says that infringes fundamental rights ... requirement. Martin Lam Hing-chung, 33, said the requirement that a permanent resident must have lived in Hong Kong continuously for a year and spent no more than 56 days outside the city before he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1016432/legal-challenge-hong-kongs-residency-rules-disability-allowance
  8. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    Tighten law to prevent snooping, Hong Kong legislators urge

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, JOSHUA BUT

    ... by Snowden. Former security chief Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee questioned whether the EU measure could help Hong Kong. "There's the issue of detection, and then the question of enforcement," ... Lawmakers call for action because the city's surveillance ordinance regulates only activities conducted by law enforcement agencies Hong Kong needs to tighten its laws on invasion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1262474/tighten-law-prevent-snooping-hong-kong-legislators-urge
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong legal opinion divided on Edward Snowden extradition

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Joyce Ng

    ... And one leading lawyer predicted that an extradition battle could drag on in the Hong Kong courts for anything up to five years. Under both Article 6 of the agreement between Hong Kong and the US for the surrender of fugitive offenders and Section 5 of Hong Kong's Fugitive Offenders Ordinance, a person shall not be extradited if it appears that the offence they are accused of has a political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1259466/hong-kong-legal-opinion-divided-edward-snowden-extradition
  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Top court to give landmark judgment on right of abode issues

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... the right-of-abode issues concerning both domestic helpers and children born here to mainland parents. Critics say it threatens Hong Kong's judicial autonomy. Two law professors say that if the top ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Top court to rule on right of abode Hong Kong's top court will hand down a landmark judgment today with far-reaching implications on right-of-abode ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1198930/top-court-give-landmark-judgment-right-abode-issues

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