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  1. 'Ludicrous' laws fail trafficking victims

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Hong Kong's 'ludicrous' and 'inept' human-trafficking laws are punishing victims of the crime rather than those who bring them ... progress in law enforcement efforts against sex trafficking or forced labour [labour trafficking]'. In the case Vidler cited, the woman, who had received no education and had never left her ...

  2. HK laws 'fail to combat human trafficking'

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com A US State Department report has delivered a scathing assessment of Hong Kong's laws against human trafficking, comparing the city's record ... with minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking' and 'authorities have made no discernable progress over previous years in law enforcement efforts against sex trafficking or forced ...

  3. Proposed law would create crime of stalking

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patsy Moy and Jennifer Ngo The government plans to make stalking a crime, 11 years after that was first proposed by the Law Reform Commission. Under the proposed law, released yesterday ... to the victim, to more serious conduct, like vandalism or physical or verbal abuse. There are three possible defences: the acts were done to prevent or detect crime; they were done with lawful authority; ...

  4. Law to hit visitors working illegally

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com The top legislature has begun discussing a draft law aimed at cracking down on foreigners illegally entering, working or staying on the mainland. The law ... of the National People's Congress yesterday discussed a draft law that would enable law enforcement agencies to detain suspects and examine their cases. Deputy Public Security Minister Yang Huanning, ...

  5. Laws apply equally to all- even tycoons

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... It touches the fundamental question of whether the rich and powerful can put themselves above the law in Hong Kong. Despite challenges from the authorities, some property owners still blatantly ... and therefore could not be removed. He denied he was greedy and said he did not mean to break the law. And he was asking the government to rent the land. Separately, some houses were found to have ...

  6. Tough anti-triad law to stop sellers of pirated discs

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... street-side sellers of pirated discs. Most prosecutions had been under copyright laws, with penalties of up to six months in jail. The aim is to deter potential vendors from agreeing to sell discs ... investigations showed that many vendors were controlled by syndicates, customs began collecting evidence for charges under the organised crime law. 'Those vendors we found were recruited for HK$500 ...

  7. Law needs more bite in animal cases

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... whether the law and its enforcement are adequate. It sparked a mass protest on Sunday, with demonstrators calling for a special investigative task force by the police. Unfortunately, police chief ... But above all, the law needs to be amended. Currently, it aims at punishing the culprit when an offence has been committed. What is needed is to step in earlier- when there is evidence of abuse. ...

  8. Illegals breaking work law face 15 months' jail

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Illegal immigrants convicted of working in contravention of a law introduced a year ago should be jailed for 15 months, the Court of Appeal ruled yesterday. The law came ... views on the issue. The ruling came in the appeals of four illegal immigrants and an overstayer who were released after claiming refugee and asylum status but arrested for breaching the new law. ...

  9. Man tried to rape sister-in-law, 14

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

    ... Joyce Man A married father of two admitted yesterday he indecently touched and later twice tried to rape his young sister-in-law, including once when his wife was pregnant. The man, 27, pleaded guilty to one count of indecent assault when the girl was 13 and two counts of attempted rape when she was 14. His wife and his mother were present at the hearing in the Court of First ...

  10. Immigration law row

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

    ... Staff writer The state of Arizona wants to change its immigration laws. It wants policemen to be responsible for finding illegal immigrants. This used to be done by the US government immigration police. Critics say the move will lead to racial profiling. Some compared it to Nazi Germany where soldiers would ask people on the streets to show their papers. Hong Kong police carry out ...




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