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  1. Criminal-law changes disappoint

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei in Beijing tzewei.ng@scmp.com A second set of draft amendments to the Criminal Procedure Law, tabled last week in the nation's legislature, answer some concerns raised by the public but fall short of expectations overall, rights advocates and law experts say. Some amount to a step backwards, they say. Nevertheless, the National People's Congress Standing ...

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    British police arrest ex-Credit Suisse CDO chief Kareem Serageldin

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... the law firm representing Serageldin, also declined to comment. Serageldin was named in an indictment unsealed in February accusing him of conspiracy, falsification of books and records and wire ...

  3. Citizens are still a long way from enjoying true justice

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei With only meagre improvements in the second draft of amendments to the Criminal Procedure Law, it appears the mainland's criminal justice system is still a long way from placing citizens' rights front and centre. Legal professionals and rights advocates had high hopes that the amendments would finally bring the crucial law a big step closer to- if not in line ...

  4. Police run foul of law in mainland crackdown

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... through the streets, as had happened in Dongguan, and Wuhan recently. '[Street parades] seriously violate the country's laws and regulations... Regional police should rectify their barbaric ways during law enforcement... Policemen should fully respect and protect suspects' human rights during crackdowns on prostitution,' the ministry said. An unprecedented crackdown ...

  5. Polanski case shows utter disregard for law

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on extradition, he was granted bail and remained in 'house arrest', which meant staying in his chalet in the Swiss Alps. For any law-abiding citizen, such a life smacks more of privilege, rather ...

  6. Compulsory purchase law is yet another favour to corporate sector

    Posted Apr 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... law? In general, laws in different nations permit compulsory purchase only where there is a public benefit. The social benefit must outweigh the fact that you are depriving someone ... The Basic Law provides for compensation for 'lawful deprivation of property', but does not suggest what is lawful. Given that assets as lacking in emotional content as shares in a company ...

  7. Filipinos involved in autopsies may testify today

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng Several Filipino witnesses in the Manila hostage-taking incident may be giving evidence via video link as early as today, the coroner's officer said yesterday. Jat Sew-tong SC said outside the court that a few witnesses had told the court o ...

  8. 'Law implies censorship'

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A student activist has called a law requiring 30 or more people planning a march to request permission from the police first 'an instrument of censorship', after a protester ... Cheung-fung, spokesman for the Hong Kong Federation of Students, said the group was opposed to the law requiring police permission when organising protests. 'The law is effectively an instrument ...

  9. Tony Chan challenges seizure of documents from former law firm

    Posted Feb 12th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... privilege. This follows a police search of the premises of Chan's former law firm Haldanes, as part of their investigation into suspected forgery by the fung shui master after he lost the court ... from Richard Butler, one of the city's largest international law firms specialising in corporate litigation, would now represent Chan. Chan was arrested by police for suspected forgery ...

  10. Rape charge 'hinges on critical factors'

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... victims' consent and when the complaint was filed- legal experts and detectives said. Huen Wong, president of the Law Society, said a critical element in whether a rape case was established ... to newspapers and spoke of how she had been traumatised by it. Simon Young, director of the Centre for Comparative and Public Law at the University of Hong Kong, said it was unusual for people involved ...




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