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  1. News - China - LAW

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

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

    ... briefing at the Hong Kong Book Fair. "They have already arrested Gao Yu on May 30, but as far as I know, up until now, [they] have not notified the family- this has seriously violated ... was detained. They also took several of his associates, including his niece and lawyer- Qu Zhenhong- into custody. Zhang, who is in Hong Kong for the recent publication of his biography, said: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555911/zhang-sizhi-lawyer-detained-journalist-points-legal-breach-authorities
  2. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Aircraft sex pests set to face civil action in Hong Kong courts

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 02:50am by Bryan Harris

    ... Passengers who sexually harass staff on Hong Kong aircraft could soon feel the weight of local law after the government yesterday announced a bill to clamp down on mile-high sex pests. Set ... attendants' work, the bill would also cover offences committed on a Hong Kong registered ship or aircraft while outside Hong Kong, the bureau said. Representatives from the aviation industry reacted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535849/aircraft-sex-pests-set-face-civil-action-hong-kong-courts
  3. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Corruption seen as 'socially acceptable': law professor

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... The former dean of the University of Hong Kong's faculty of law has expressed alarm at the erosion of the city's core values. Professor Johannes Chan Man-mun said yesterday the erosion ... said, referring to accusations of overspending against former Independent Commission Against Corruption boss Timothy Tong Hin-ming. "Hong Kong's success hinges on having a complete ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554971/corruption-seen-socially-acceptable-law-professor
  4. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Wedding bells ring for transgender people

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Those who have had sex-change surgery can marry in their chosen sex from today Wedding bells ring for transgender people Transsexual people who have undergone a full sex-change operation can marry in their chosen sex fro ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555449/wedding-bells-ring-transgender-people
  5. Business - China Business - LAW

    Hong Kong investors at a disadvantage when firms with assets in China go bankrupt

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:07pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The 'one country, two systems' principle puts Hong Kong receivers at a disadvantage when dealing with assets held on the mainland Bankrupt mainland firms out of reach The HK$4.1 billion bankruptcy proceedings involving a mainland subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed decorative paper maker Qunxing Paper highlight the risks to investors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1463814/hong-kong-investors-disadvantage-when-firms-assets-mainland
  6. News - China - LAW

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

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

    ... said. Maya Wang, a Hong Kong-based researcher with Human Rights Watch, said the three were well-known for campaigning against corruption. "The local authorities have essentially used ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Three participants of campaign for official transparency receive the toughest prison sentences so far in authorities' crackdown on the group ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1536010/three-new-citizen-movement-activists-xinyu-sentenced-prison
  7. 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

    ... “To avoid affecting judicial authorities, lawyers shall not call on or cooperate with others to generate media blitz or put pressure on cases they are involved in. Lawyers are also not allowed ... increasingly challenged the state’s legal system by exposing injustices ranging from undue interference by government officials to barring lawyers from meeting detained defendants. And the authorities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1535260/mainland-china-code-seeks-muzzle-lawyers-who-publicise-cases-through
  8. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong courts lag behind in granting open access to legal documents

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 12:04pm by Austin Chiu

    ... collectively were a strong persuasive authority, even though not binding on local courts. Decisions based on another common law authority can be made in Hong Kong courts without the need ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Granting open access to documents used in court is part of an international trend toward increasing transparency in legal proceedings, but not in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1395735/hong-kong-courts-lag-behind-granting-open-access-legal-documents
  9. News - China - LAW

    Pilot programme aims to improve quality of China's top judges and prosecutors

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:02am by Keith Zhai

    ... and national security agents, Xinhua said. "Front-line police officers have heavy duties, yet rank low and are poorly compensated," it said. The authorities have pledged to find ways ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1533639/pilot-programme-aims-improve-quality-top-judges-and-prosecutors
  10. News - China - LAW

    Prominent rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang could face lengthy jail term, defence lawyer fears

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by Verna Yu

    ... days" and expected prosecution to follow. The prosecuting authorities are expected to announce today whether they will charge Pu as the official investigation period of 37 days for a suspect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1530425/prominent-rights-lawyer-pu-zhiqiang-could-face-lengthy-jail-term-fellow

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