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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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

    ... of others' rights preceded the so-called Hong Kong spirit, defined customarily by hard work and economic well-being in guaranteeing the city's success. He added Hong Kong had always been ... importance for the stability and progress of society," Ma said. "The resolution of conflicts … through open dialogue and debate is of the essence of a democratic society." Ma's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1451012/top-judge-geoffrey-ma-calls-respect-basic-human-rights
  4. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Society says its exam offers uniform testing

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 04:46am by Stuart Lau

    ... said. He said the three law schools- at the University of Hong Kong, Chinese University and City University- employed different examination papers, while the society's planned examination, ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Society says its exam offers uniform testing The Law Society assured the city's three law schools yesterday that their existing examination for aspiring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1382609/society-says-its-exam-offers-uniform-testing
  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

    ... 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
  6. 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
  7. 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

    ... 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 Courts should make more documents public: scholar Hong Kong courts’ practice of withholding documents from the public and the media undermines open justice and falls far behind an international ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1395735/hong-kong-courts-lag-behind-granting-open-access-legal-documents
  8. 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
  9. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Legal bill may go up by 68pc for losers

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

    ... in the Legislative Council, backed the proposal and said he would follow up on the issue in Legco. Writing in the latest issue of Hong Kong Lawyer, the society's official monthly journal, Yih notes ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Law Society makes the case for a hefty increase in hourly rates of solicitors when it comes to calculating costs to be paid by the losing party Legal bill may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1212501/legal-bill-may-go-68pc-losers
  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Australian pair hired for senior jobs at Hong Kong competition watchdog

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:28am by Amy Nip and Tanna Chong

    ... recruited for key jobs at the commission responsible for implementing Hong Kong's new competition law. Rose Webb brings 25 years of government and regulatory experience to her role as senior ... at the Hong Kong body. "There is no particular preference for Australians," she said, adding that local staff had also been hired. The commission was created as a statutory body under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1453329/australian-pair-hired-senior-jobs-hong-kong-competition-watchdog

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