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  1. Groups urge change in criminal-age law

    Posted Feb 06th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14. Members told legislators yesterday Hong Kong's treatment of juvenile suspects was still out of line with international legal trends despite the government having raised the minimum age of criminal responsibility from seven to 10 last year. They also criticised police for failing to refer unruly children under the age of 10 to social services ...

  2. Jobless migrants should not be seen as likely criminals

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Migrant workers unable to find a job in Shenzhen within three months could be placed on a blacklist of potential criminals, the city's police chief says. And that means ... are permanent residents. Its jobless rate is 7 per cent, which puts extra pressure on law enforcement. 'Official numbers show that 88 per cent of suspects taken into custody in Shenzhen ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Olympics may be used 'as a pretext' to abuse human rights, warns Amnesty International

    Posted Apr 30th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... rights abuses, according to a report published today by Amnesty International. The latest issue of 'The Olympics Countdown' report, which judges the mainland's recent record ... detention', the report says. Mainland police retain the power to detain petty criminals and other undesirables without charge or trial. One punishment that remains common, despite repeated attempts ...

  5. More must be done on mainland detentions

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with criminal suspects. Violence is common. There have been at least 16 reported 'unnatural' fatalities in the mainland's 3,000-plus detention centres this year. The new draft law ... of detainees under brutal or mysterious circumstances, tentative steps are being taken with a new draft law to reform the system. But while this is a welcome start to giving Chinese citizens protection ...

  6. Influx of tourists 'will not lead to crime wave'

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... staff were already screening individual visitors from other cities, and law enforcement officers would conduct regular raids at labour black spots. ...

  7. Healing process

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Joyce Law

    ... A QUILT CAN keep you warm. But it can also provide spiritual support for people who have lost a family member or a friend to Aids. The Hong Kong Aids Memorial Quilt Project, organised by TeenAIDS, is creating a teddy-bear version of the project dedicated ...

  8. Is the use of force necessary in certain situations?

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by Jeannette Lee, Jeremy Wong

    ... rights, which entitles us to basic autonomy. Our rights mean that we should not use physical force on others and vice versa. This is the reason for law and order in society. One purpose behind criminal law is to protect individuals against harm from others. Another is to discourage us from stepping on others' rights. Without the law and its enforcement, aggressive members of society ...

  9. 'Ludicrous' laws fail trafficking victims

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Hong Kong's 'ludicrous' and 'inept' human-trafficking laws are punishing victims of the crime rather than those who bring them ... progress in law enforcement efforts against sex trafficking or forced labour [labour trafficking]'. In the case Vidler cited, the woman, who had received no education and had never left her ...

  10. Domestic abuse law needs more teeth, says lobby

    Posted Jun 28th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... committee will be formed to discuss the amendments, which are expected to become law next year. So far, the 13 women's groups and Amnesty International have supported the proposal, together ... domestic violence court to handle both criminal and civil cases. The alliance wants the law changed to allow victims to be granted an injunction as soon as they apply for it. It also wants the law ...




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