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  1. Legal doubts over HK quake donation

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Nick Gentle

    ... earthquake appears to breach the Basic Law and could be open to legal challenge, potentially delaying it for months, lawyers say. The warning came as legislators cautioned the administration against ... in the legal community about the legality of such a donation. 'Everyone understands the reason for wanting to make it, and nobody wants to stop the aid, but there may be strict legal ...

  2. HK officials rush to offer assistance to nightclub victims

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... contact with the relatives of those who perished. Because of legal procedures, relatives of the dead were only shown pictures of their bodies, a Hong Kong official said on local television. ...

  3. A deadly 'legal high' couriered from China

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... of a number of so-called legal highs that have taken British authorities by surprise. While many were banned just before Christmas, mephedrone remains legal for sale in Britain, although savvy Web ... mephedrone apart from other drugs, both legal and illegal, is that people seem to quickly develop an appetite for it and so the risk of overdose... is an issue,' said Checinski. It is also ...

  4. NGOs hope to be released from legal 'grey area'

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Activists have cautiously welcomed news that NGOs may soon get legal status on the mainland but they have doubts over whether it will go ahead. They said the change in the law was necessary to save NGOs from operating in a 'legal grey area' and that the organisations played an important role in society. The comments follow reports in state media ...

  5. Families may face long wait for compensation

    Posted Jun 11th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Colleen Lee

    ... said the case might be taken over by the coroner. If this happened, 'the two families will have to wait for the end of the legal procedure before they can seek compensation. Otherwise, ...

  6. Tsunami victims' families in legal limbo

    Posted Jan 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... missing have issued an anguished plea for their loved ones to be declared dead so they can grieve and escape a legal limbo. Some relatives of the 28 Hongkongers still missing from the Boxing Day ... Dreher, and the couple's two children, Yvette and Christopher, are missing from the Khao Lak Bhandari Resort in Thailand, said she understood the government could not change the legal system ...

  7. Port blockage spurs OOIL legal move

    Posted Jan 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling Firm declares force majeure as shortage of trains sees boxes pile up at Vancouver TSI Terminal Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Orient Overseas (International) Ltd (OOIL), has moved to protect itself against legal action arising from severe congestion at the port of Vancouver. Container movement at the facility had 'reached strangulation point', ...

  8. Rough justice

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... Shaikh's family accused Britain of failing to pursue a 'hard-hitting strategy'. Yet heated rhetoric and speculation should not obscure the fact that the case turned on a legal issue: ... to be revealed, what we do know confirms the need to improve judicial handling of this issue. Will Shaikh's case stimulate necessary procedural reforms? Some knowledgeable observers doubt it. Yet ...

  9. 88 quake orphans approved for adoption in Sichuan

    Posted Aug 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The Sichuan authorities have started adoption procedures for children orphaned by the May 12 earthquake, state media said yesterday. Only 88 children out of 532 have been ... is likely to climb in two years when parents classed as missing can be declared legally dead by the courts. The magnitude-8 quake left 88,000 dead or missing and injured 374,640 others. 'The ...

  10. Rights lawyers worry about licence renewal

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

    ... in previous years, to obtaining a positive performance evaluation from the semi-official Beijing Lawyers' Association- meant it would be even harder for lawyers to seek redress through legal procedures should their licences be revoked, he said. 'The lawyer associations are supposed to protect the rights of lawyers, but in China they work for the government,' he said. 'By ...




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