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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Doubts criminal law has teeth to protect minors from sex predators

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... school system and the criminal law itself had failed to protect minors. China National Radio online reported on Tuesday that six girls, aged 12 or 13, from two primary schools in Wanning were ... they did to the girls, and whether other minors have been involved previously. The paper said that even if the two adults faced the full force of the law, there would still be questions about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1240857/doubts-criminal-law-has-teeth-protect-minors-sex-predators
  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    The wrongs of the right-thinking approach to law

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp The conviction of a public housing tenant for money laundering raises worrying issues The wrongs of the right-thinking approach to law A key ingredient of the [money ... the relevant facts and circumstances without believing that he or she was dealing in the proceeds of serious crime. This is important because of a key principle of criminal law commonly referred ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1201354/wrongs-right-thinking-approach-law
  3. Comment - Letters

    Tough money laundering law

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Unfair laws can take a long time to be changed in HK Philip Bowring's article ("Justice ill-served by prosecutions", March 24) and Jake van der Kamp's columns about ... is asked about differences between law in England (actually England and Wales; Welsh contributions are overlooked), and Hong Kong. The two legal systems have been close, sharing the foundation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1203351/tough-money-laundering-law
  4. Amendments tocriminal law need greater detail

    Posted Apr 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei Despite being blanketed in controversy, the mainland's amended Criminal Procedure Law was passed by legislators last month with clauses that rights advocates find troubling and legal reformers say are disappointing. With these flaws now enshrined in statute, it is be hoped there will be a judicial interpretation or implementation guidelines issued before the law comes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997449/amendments-tocriminal-law-need-greater-detail
  5. Amendments to criminal law need greater detail

    Posted Apr 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei Despite being blanketed in controversy, the mainland's amended Criminal Procedure Law was passed by legislators last month with clauses that rights advocates find troubling and legal reformers say are disappointing. With these flaws now enshrined in statute, it is be hoped there will be a judicial interpretation or implementation guidelines issued before the law comes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997424/amendments-criminal-law-need-greater-detail
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988968/criminal-law-changes-disappoint
  7. Law's protectors

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... China's current Criminal Procedure Law, courts play no role in this earliest, crucial stage of the criminal process. China's procurators, the nation's prosecutors, are supposed ... misapplication of the current law, Chinese investigators give themselves 30 days to seek such approval and sometimes do not comply with that broad limit. Moreover, through another twisting of the law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985662/laws-protectors
  8. Model's case spotlights a tenet of rule of law

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paul Karl Lukacs A lingerie model's state of mind is poised to become Exhibit A in the criminal courts- and the rule of law will benefit from the experience. Jessica Cambensy may seem ... One of the fundamentals of English common law is that a person cannot be punished for a crime unless she acted with a 'guilty mind'- an intention to engage in wrongful behaviour. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982228/models-case-spotlights-tenet-rule-law
  9. Overhaul for law on criminal process

    Posted Aug 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com Extensive changes will be made to the mainland's Criminal Procedure Law according to a draft revision submitted to the National People's Congress ... as much-called-for reforms to the evidence and witness system, and the rights of defence counsel. The first draft includes a list of 99 amendments and expands the law from 225 clauses to 285. The law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977056/overhaul-law-criminal-process
  10. Independent DPP 'against' Basic Law

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... An independent director of public prosecutions would contravene the Basic Law, the government said yesterday. That verdict came after the former prosecutions director, Grenville Cross, ... yesterday, the department defended the current arrangement, under which the justice secretary has ultimate authority on which cases to prosecute. 'Article 63 of the Basic Law would not permit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971297/independent-dpp-against-basic-law

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