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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Rape law outdated, Law Reform Commission says

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Recommendations include changes intended to achieve gender neutrality Rape law outdated, reform body says It is time Hong Kong brought its decades-old rape law into line with the English model, to include offences between two males, the Law Reform Commission recommended yesterday. The definition of rape should be broadened to include anal ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Johannes Chan, HKU law dean, says Court of Final Appeal's authority at risk

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com HKU dean of law says government created damaging political dilemma for judges with its request for a referral to Beijing over right of abode 'Authority ... to the head of the University of Hong Kong law school. His warning comes as some lawmakers are urging the Secretary for Justice to withdraw the government's controversial request to the court ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How should Basic Law be 'interpreted' for the times?

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Frank Ching says the central government's apparent unwillingness to amend the Basic Law leaves us stuck with 'interpretations' Legal limbo The Hong Kong ... Law is, in the words of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, an attempt to "tidy up" legal loose ends. But other loose ends may emerge from this exercise, if the court does decide ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Law enforcement on the road to nowhere

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... Bonny Schoonakker bonny.schoonakker@scmp.com MY TAKE Law enforcement on the road to nowhere It's just as well that my colleague over on the Lai See column, down there in the rear ... fired salvo after salvo at this anti-social behaviour, in which a certain class of road user instructs its hired help to break the law and commit a public nuisance, engines running and a HK$450 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Law Reform Commission calls for change to squatters policy

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 02:46pm by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Squatters’ right to possess land should be more limited in Hong Kong in light of a sweeping change to be made to the land registration system, the Law Reform ... preliminary proposals, the body said the doctrine should not be abolished, but changes needed to be made. “We recommend that the law of adverse possession should be recast under the prospective ...

  7. News - World - LIBYA

    Libya closes borders, declares martial law in south

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 08:13am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tripoli Libya ordered the closure of its borders with four of its neighbours on Sunday, as it declared martial law in its vast desert south in the face of mounting ... emergency law,” the decree stipulated. It gave the defence ministry powers to appoint a military governor with authority to arrest fugitives from justice, and detain and deport illegal immigrants. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Don't neglect transsexuals in talks on discrimination law, say activists

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Activists don't want transsexuals, transgenders to be neglected in anti-discrimination-law talks Transsexuals left out in rights debate Legislation banning prejudice against sexual minorities should not neglect the unique needs of transsexuals, activists say. There has been a growing clamour this year for a law banning discrimination ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Business elite must obey traffic laws

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Get tough with vehicle owners who ignore no-parking rules The report on parking violations in Central ("Chauffeurs more afraid of boss than parking fine", December 17), describes chauffeurs of private vehicles unwilling to move along when ordere ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines seeks unity after birth-control law

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Philippines seeks unity after birth-control law President Benigno Aquino's government yesterday called for reconciliation after a "divisive" birth control act was signed into law despite bitter opposition from the influential Catholic Church. Aquino signed the law on December 21 but his administration announced it yesterday because ...




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