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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 ...

  2. Police run foul of law in mainland crackdown

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

    ... 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. '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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Lawyers hail detention law

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Lawyers have hailed a new draft law governing detention centres as a step in the right direction. But much more needed to be done to fix the mainland's troubled detention system, they said. Detention centres, which are operated by the police, are different from police cells and jails. The draft regulation, released on Monday for public comment, spelled out ...

  8. Casino ship breaks betting law

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters A Hong Kong casino ship has been blatantly violating mainland law and offering on-board gambling in mainland waters. A Sunday Morning Post investigation found the Neptune, ... the journalist established that the Neptune was moored beyond Hong Kong waters in mainland territory near Dangan Island. According to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, a nation's territorial ...

  9. Law revision tars 'patriotic' hackers with same brush as thieves and troublemakers

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Before changes to the criminal law took effect on February 28, prosecutors in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, were struggling to charge computer hacker Long Er with a crime. Long ... A week after the amendment to the criminal law was introduced, Long was arrested with Wang for aiding hacking. Although many in the internet security industry have hailed the new legislation ...

  10. No place for law that targets foreign GPS users

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

    ... especially military sites. There is speculation Mr Herron may have been arrested near some missile sites. Locals are not subject to the restriction, though there is a myriad of laws to justify an arrest. In an age of spy satellites and smart bombs, GPS may be overrated as a spying device. All countries have legitimate concerns about national security, but it is absurd to design a law ...




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