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  1. Heavy hand of law comes down too hard

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo Bravo, Asia's finest! You have proved yourself to be every bit as adept at stifling freedom of speech and of the press as your mainland counterparts. On Saturday, police officers forcibly removed a local reporter from a media area after he sh ...

  2. Bo is a no-show at NPC session on criminal law

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... All of the 25 Politburo members except Bo attended the meeting to review a draft amendment to the Criminal Procedural Law, and no seat was reserved for him on the stage. The reason for his ... delegation in the main news broadcast on CCTV last night. The event was attended by Zhou Yongkang, the Politburo Standing Committee member in charge of law and order. Bo came under the spotlight ...

  3. U.K. bribes law a headache for HK companies

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and manufacturers are among the thousands of Hong Kong companies who have spent precious manhours training staff and upgrading in-house procedures over the past six months to ensure compliance with the law, which was implemented on July 1. The law, said to be the toughest in the world, prohibits the offering or acceptance of bribes from foreign public- and private-sector officials, and lays down ...

  4. The laws of nurture

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simon Parry On a bright winter's afternoon in one of the greener, smarter suburbs of Kathmandu, a group of 18 students laugh and chatter happily as they file through the gates of one of Nepal's top private schools. Immaculately dressed in smart ...

  5. China considering passing laws to protect maritime sovereignty

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei China is looking at proposals to pass laws to help resolve maritime sovereignty disputes with neighbouring countries, the country's top-legislating body said yesterday. ... claims under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) further raised the tension. In the case of the oil-rich Spratly and Paracel islands, which also straddle some ...

  6. 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: ...

  7. No guarantee of rule of law and freedom without full democracy

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of what's wrong with us can actually be cured without it'. True, even full democracy cannot solve all society's problems. However, it is naive to believe that the rule of law and freedom ...

  8. UN says more work needs to be done on rights laws

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani A United Nations committee has called on the Hong Kong government to expand its anti-discrimination laws to cover sexual orientation and age, and to establish a human ... anti-racial discrimination law. 'The committee is concerned that this law will not cover migrants from the mainland despite the widespread de jure and de facto discrimination against them ...

  9. Critics find fault with updated rule of law

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Nicholas Birch

    ... proceedings with the European Union in October. Legal experts see the document as an improvement on its 1926 predecessor, which was heavily indebted to 19th century Italian laws. Turkish women's ... the fundamental national interest', a vague term that could include advocating the withdrawal of Turkish troops from Cyprus or describing 1915 Armenian massacres as 'genocide'. Laws like ...

  10. Joint law course to focus on credit risk

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... from September in asset recovery law, receivable and fraud control practice. The course, offered jointly by the law division of HKU SPACE and Receivable Management Services (HK), or RMS, ... in Asset Recovery Law, Receivable and Fraud Control Practice, the syllabus will give students a full understanding of the business risk cycle and equip them in three main areas. They will learn how ...




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