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  1. How long before we can punish eco-criminals?

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gwynne Dyer There was no law against genocide in the early 1940s; it only became an internationally recognised crime after the worst genocide of modern history had actually happened. Similarly, there is no law against 'ecocide' now. That will only come to pass when the damage to the environment has become so extreme that large numbers of people in rich countries ...

  2. SFC won't budge on criminal liability clause

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) plans to stick to its guns over a controversial plan to make sponsors of new listings face civil and criminal ... with the criminal liability reform, although it may fine-tune the legislation to address market concerns,' said an investment banker who declined to be named. Joseph Tong Tang, executive director ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Teaching rugby skills to toddlers

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by Angharad Law

    ... Dee Allan saw a niche for a business teaching rugby skills to toddlers, she tells Angharad Hampshire Slim and glamorous, Dee Allan does not look much like a rugby player. But she's the driving force behind a rugby-inspired programme for preschool chi ...

  4. Sport - Soccer

    Terry quits international football ahead of FA hearing

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 09:19am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Former England captain John Terry dramatically quit international football on Sunday, fewer than 24 hours before a Football Association hearing into allegations he racially abused Queens Park Rangers’ Anton Ferdinand. Chelsea skipper Terry, 31, said the FA had made his position “untenable” after he had already been cleared of criminal charges emanating from ...

  5. Amendments to criminal law need greater detail

    Posted Apr 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei Despite being blanketed in controversy, the mainland's amended Criminal Procedure Law was passed by legislators last month with clauses that rights advocates find troubling ... comply with the law. The first is the 'Beihai four lawyers' perjury case, which points to how the new article 73 of the Criminal Procedure Law (CPL) on residential surveillance could ...

  6. Bo is a no-show at NPC session on criminal law

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... All of the 25 Politburo members except Bo attended the meeting to review a draft amendment to the Criminal Procedural Law, and no seat was reserved for him on the stage. The reason for his ... delegation in the main news broadcast on CCTV last night. The event was attended by Zhou Yongkang, the Politburo Standing Committee member in charge of law and order. Bo came under the spotlight ...

  7. Shipowners want U.N. protection

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Intertanko, which represents tanker owners, Bimco, and the International Chamber of Shipping. The forum's members include shipowning groups in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. Tim Wilkins, ... estimated it would take 6,000 UN peacekeepers to safeguard the 1,200-1,500 ships transiting through the Indian Ocean at any one time. Intertanko, Bimco and the International Chamber of Shipping also ...

  8. PLA joins forces with rival navies for piracy patrols

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and better safeguard international navigation safety,' Geng said, according to Xinhua. The schedule-making process would be led each quarter by one reference country, starting with China. ... the control of, larger international flotillas. China had until now mainly escorted convoys of Chinese ships in waters close to Somalia. 'Such escorts have used up too much manpower and material ...

  9. A bad week for...

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... despicable' when convicting him of indecent assault and criminal intimidation during photo shoots involving nude male models. Lau, who was remanded in custody ahead of sentencing later this month, has asked for the return of more than 60,000 photos confiscated by police. Zhang Ziyi The film star appointed a local law firm to consider taking legal action against Apple Daily for reporting ...

  10. Citizens are still a long way from enjoying true justice

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with- international criminal law standards. The last major revision was in 1996. Even though there are improvements, the two drafts, issued in August and last week after a month-long ... Ng Tze-wei With only meagre improvements in the second draft of amendments to the Criminal Procedure Law, it appears the mainland's criminal justice system is still a long way from ...




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