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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Corruption seen as 'socially acceptable': law professor

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Former dean is alarmed at erosion of social values and fears for judicial independence Corruption seen as 'acceptable': law professor The former dean of the University of Hong Kong's faculty of law has expressed alarm at the erosion of the city's core values. Professor Johannes Chan Man-mun said yesterday the erosion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554971/corruption-seen-socially-acceptable-law-professor
  2. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    US academic eyes fellowship for law graduates

    Posted May 15th 2014, 03:59am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Project aimed at offering legal advice to needy is having difficulty getting financial support US academic eyes fellowship for law graduates An American former legal academic wants to set up a fellowship for law graduates in Hong Kong to allow them to assist the needy and minority groups. But Rob Precht, one-time assistant dean of public service ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1512202/former-us-legal-academic-wants-set-fellowship-law-grads-help-minority
  3. News - China - LAW

    Zhang Sizhi, lawyer for detained journalist, points to legal breach by authorities

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:10am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Zhang Sizhi says officials breached law by failing to notify family of Gao Yu of her formal arrest Famed lawyer voices case fears Veteran mainland rights lawyer Zhang Sizhi, who represents arrested journalist Gao Yu, said yesterday the authorities have breached the law by failing to notify her family of her formal arrest a month and a half ago. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555911/zhang-sizhi-lawyer-detained-journalist-points-legal-breach-authorities
  4. News - China Insider - LAW

    Winemaker Penfolds in legal battle with 'trademark squatters' over right to use its Chinese name

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:03pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... in wine trade law, wrote in an article about the controversy last year in the Cornell International Law Journal. China’s new trademark law, which had effect from May 1, could improve trademark ... are facing similar lawsuits by Chinese companies. For You Yunting, a Shanghai-based trademark lawyer with DeBund Law Office, Penfolds stands a good chance of winning its case. "Even though ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1554016/winemaker-penfolds-locked-legal-battle-over-right-use-its-chinese
  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Wedding bells ring for transgender people

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... the government one year to change the law. "The bill is still pending resumption of the second reading debate and third reading by Legco after the summer recess," a government spokesman said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555449/wedding-bells-ring-transgender-people
  6. News - China - LAW

    New tribunal to review environmental lawsuits and offer advice to lower courts

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:36am by Li Jing

    ... judicial interpretations on environmental protection laws, said Sun Jungong, spokesman of the Supreme People's Court. "It will have a positive and profound impact on … protecting ... The establishment of the tribunal comes after the passage of a revision to the mainland's decades-old Environmental Protection Law in April, which will impose higher fines for polluters when it takes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1546086/new-tribunal-review-environmental-lawsuits-and-offer-advice-lower-courts
  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong's top judge says Basic Law will be interpreted in a 'generous manner'

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 03:15am by Stuart Lau

    ... Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li yesterday said the court would interpret the Basic Law in a generous- rather than narrow and rigid- manner to protect such rights. "These freedoms are of cardinal ... the public's view of the law is measured by its satisfaction with the outcome of a case," Ma said. "Polls taken after a decision of the court reflecting satisfaction or dissatisfaction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1451012/top-judge-geoffrey-ma-calls-respect-basic-human-rights
  8. News - China - LAW

    Tougher laws for human trafficking proposal unites Hong Kong's NPC deputies

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 04:58am by Tanna Chong

    ... to push for tougher laws against trafficking in women and children. The 36 local deputies to the National People's Congress tabled an amendment that would raise the penalty for buyers of children to 10 years in jail. The amendment, first raised by deputy Wong Ting-chung in 2013, seeks to amend article 241 of the Chinese Criminal Law. That article spells out penalties for sellers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1446669/hong-kong-deputies-npc-united-push-human-trafficking
  9. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Top judge faces onslaught of new, tough challenges, says law expert

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 04:04am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Law expert says chief justice has to stand firm against 'China model' amid city's unique cases Top judge 'faces onslaught of new, tough ... judge with unprecedented challenges, a law expert has said in his new book. Lo Pui-yin, chairman of the Bar Association's constitutional affairs and human rights committee, argues in his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1440455/top-judge-faces-onslaught-new-tough-challenges-says-law-expert
  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Aircraft sex pests set to face civil action in Hong Kong courts

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 02:50am by Bryan Harris

    ... Passengers who sexually harass staff on Hong Kong aircraft could soon feel the weight of local law after the government yesterday announced a bill to clamp down on mile-high sex pests. Set ... happy to see the government wants to fix the law to cover all service providers." Yau said he hoped the prospect of punishment would be a deterrent to would-be offenders. "It is also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535849/aircraft-sex-pests-set-face-civil-action-hong-kong-courts

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