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  1. Concern at lack of phone-tap law

    Posted Nov 14th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani People's right to privacy is at risk from the government's failure to bring into force a law on phone tapping and other covert surveillance tactics used by law enforcement agencies, a criminal law conference heard yesterday. Philip Dykes, a human rights barrister, told a gathering of judges and criminal lawyers that Hong Kong's law books had 'an ...

  2. Confusion likely over new civil service law

    Posted Dec 29th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Resolving party officials' status may be difficult, experts say A draft law recognising Communist Party officials as civil servants, ending a decade-old argument over ... of Politics and Law said. Professor Liu Junsheng said the legislation would cover most party officials, from state leaders to grassroots party organisation staff, with the exception of those ...

  3. Watchdog excluded in law to stop trade abuses

    Posted Nov 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to question the effectiveness of the prospective legislation. State media reports said the draft version of the law was submitted to the State Council's Legislative Affairs Office and distributed ... environment. The draft law contains articles regulating monopoly agreements, abuse of dominant market status, large-scale consolidation and administrative monopolies. There have been concerns about ...

  4. NPC review of draft bankruptcy law is key step forward

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao The mainland's draft bankruptcy law will face a preliminary review by the National People's Congress Standing Committee next week during a regular five-day session in Beijing. Xinhua reported yesterday that the draft law- a priority legislation during the term of the 10th NPC- would be of great importance in 'regulating company bankruptcy' ...

  5. Basic law issues

    Posted Feb 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Some local deputies to the National People's Congress suggest asking the Standing Committee to resolve outstanding issues in the Basic Law. Or should a wider method be used to decide what the Basic Law means on key issues? Write to us. ...

  6. Law on unity

    Posted May 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What will be the effects on Hong Kong of China's national unification law now being drafted to curb separatism? Share your views: write to us. ...

  7. Proposal to modernise law on domicile

    Posted Mar 05th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai If adopted, it would have a big impact on cases involving property inheritance The law on domicile should be modernised, the Law Reform Commission said in a consultation paper ... inheritance cases involving couples of different nationality. Domicile is legally defined as a person's permanent home and is used to determine which country's laws should be adopted ...

  8. Don't diminish the Basic Law's standing

    Posted Apr 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The interpretation of the Basic Law has exposed the legal tensions and contradictions that are an unavoidable feature of operating two systems within one country. In Hong Kong, the Basic Law is, rightly, seen as a constitutional document with entrenched provisions. It protects our freedoms and preserves our way of life. The Law is interpreted by an independent judiciary, ...

  9. Company law faces full rewrite

    Posted May 24th 2004, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... century British law. A complete restructuring and rewriting is planned, with particular regard to reducing the regulatory burden on private companies. This time, the review will be conducted ... in the hands of former Securities and Futures Commission deputy chairman Ermanno Pascutto and Cally Jordan, a former associate professor at the Faculty of Law at McGill University in Canada. ...

  10. New law would protect gift recipients

    Posted Jun 08th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Under the plan, a third party could sue the store where a present was purchased A new law reform proposal has been unveiled conferring rights on third parties, ... law, it is only the actual purchaser who has the right to enforce the promise made by the shopkeeper. The proposal, detailed by the Law Reform Commission in a consultation paper issued last ...




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