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  1. Will we bend border or Law for rail line?

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... to set up a joint immigration checkpoint at its Hong Kong terminus without amending the Basic Law. The mini-constitution says that, with few exceptions, national laws cannot be enforced on Hong ... to give officials from the mainland the right to enforce its laws in Hong Kong, since that might involve an amendment of the Basic Law. 'Given the sensitive political atmosphere in Hong Kong, ...

  2. Man arrested over knife attack at law firm

    Posted Aug 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Police arrested a middle-aged man for entering a law firm and attacking two employees with a knife. The man entered the office on the 13th floor of Wu Sang House, Nathan Road, at about 5.30pm. After a row he allegedly wounded a male lawyer, who was admitted to hospital, and a female employee, who was treated for cuts. ...

  3. Law mooted on initiative for green buildings

    Posted Nov 21st 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... of forcing developers to provide environmentally friendly facilities by law. At the opening ceremony for the new Green Building Council, she said: 'Even if they [developers] are given ... laws requiring developers to add green features in buildings when necessary. She said the government had already drafted a bill requiring developers to implement the minimum requirement ...

  4. Noise law prevented pumping of ditch on day boy died, court told

    Posted Sep 30th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The contractor working on a waterlogged ditch in Yuen Long where an eight-year-old boy drowned last year said it did not pump the water out that day because it was a Sunday, when noisy work is illegal. China Road and Bridge Corporation had been ...

  5. Law Society provides free consultations

    Posted Jun 15th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam A new Law Society helpline goes into service today to provide free consultation for people claiming compensation for personal injuries. Free legal advice will be provided between 8.30am and 6pm Monday to Friday on 2840 1211, with a voice-mail service after business hours. The service comes in reaction to illegal 'no win, no fee' services that seek a share ...

  6. Failings show need to improve snooping law

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The three-year-old law to regulate snooping on citizens by law-enforcement officers had a troubled, marathon passage through the legislature because of lawmakers' concerns about ... privacy, therefore, it follows that officers should be seen to try to comply stringently with the law. Sadly, that is not reflected in attitudes reported by the judge who oversees their activities, ...

  7. Piecemeal laws no substitute for comprehensive recycling policy

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Your editorial ('HK must not lose sight of plastic bag levy goals', August 8) seems to be based more on sentiment than sense. You say a month after the launch of a new law ... as no surprise that the use of other forms of plastic bag not subject to the law is on the rise, as manufacturers note that a 40 per cent rise in orders for reusable bags has cushioned a 30 per cent drop ...

  8. Mission to develop rule of law on mainland

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Professor Johannes Chan, dean of the University of Hong Kong's faculty of law and a graduate of its hallowed halls, has his eye on the future. He believes that the faculty can play an integral role in the development of the rule of law, not only on the mainland but also in the region. Educationally and functionally, Hong Kong and the mainland are two different jurisdictions: ...

  9. After prosecutions, it's time to fix radio law

    Posted Nov 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the existing licensing law. Now that the government has won, officials must face up to the task of revamping the outdated law. Hong Kong's broadcasting legislation urgently needs to be updated to meet the needs and conditions of a free and modern city in the 21st century. No one is suggesting people should flout the law whenever they don't like it or find it wanting. The radio ...

  10. Law and disorder

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Daniel Jeffreys

    ... Daniel Jeffreys In the Charles Dickens classic Oliver Twist, the character Mr Bumble (right) is informed that 'the law supposes your wife acts under your direction'. He replies, 'If the law supposes that, the law is an ass.' Mr Bumble would love Hong Kong's lawyers, especially those who sit on the Court of Appeal. Recently, a three-judge panel overturned ...




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