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  1. Softer penalty for thieving from kin

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu Thieves who rob family members will be subject to more lenient sentences under a new legal interpretation of robbery issued by the Supreme People's Court. Gamblers who steal back lost stake money will also receive lighter sentences, according to the changes which are part of the court's attempt to clear up the legal definition of robbery. In the document, ...

  2. Let your conscience be your guide

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... terror. Mr Lee is a distinguished barrister, so he understands these legal concepts far better than I do. The Geneva Conventions, a myriad of international conventions against torture and habeas corpus, have all been suspended in this 'war on terror' under an imperial presidency with convoluted legal arguments that fly in the face of two centuries of US constitutional ...

  3. The dogmas of war

    Posted Apr 16th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... the conventions,' said James Ross, senior legal counsel for the US-based Human Rights Watch. 'But the US interpretation has been that if they are not prisoners of war, then they get no protection under ... of Abu Ghraib, where prisoners of the war in Iraq were tortured and humiliated by allied soldiers. The US Supreme Court is determining the legality of Guantanamo Bay in Cuba after a case ...

  4. 'Culture' is no defence for abusing women

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Karmel Schreyer

    ... the 50th anniversary of this legal and political battle. I still remember my mother's passion while explaining the case to me, and posing that question which sounded so odd to my teenage ears: ... this idiom to learn the British ruling from which it is said to derive) for women's equality: the mistreatment of women cannot be defended by interpretations of so-called culture, religion, ...

  5. Settlement reached in suit over lawyer's death

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... his case. The settlement took so long, he said, partly because he was fighting his case from Britain and applying for legal aid for Ravi, also a plaintiff in the lawsuit, but also because ... interpreters, ignoring some patients' questions, and making discriminatory comments within earshot in Cantonese, which some minority-group patients understood. The long journey The tragedy that led ...

  6. Doing the rights thing

    Posted Jun 12th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... this week. Despite this laudable record, legal academics have often expressed disappointment at the courts' approach to human rights and freedom issues, lamenting the failure to use cases before ... Against Torture, along with Article 39 of the Basic Law and customary international law, imposed a direct and legal obligation on the Secretary for Security, but it did note that the government ...



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