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  1. Green groups warn of legal challenge over landfill extension into country park

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The government may face a legal challenge from green groups if it approves the encroachment of a landfill extension on Clear Water Bay Country Park. The groups say ... be violated, and under what legal mechanism the encroachment could be allowed. Green groups will meet today to discuss ways to oppose the move, which may include a media campaign, complaints ...

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    The case for giving Mother Nature legal rights

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Surya Deva

    ... Surya Deva Surya Deva says giving legal rights to the environment will compel people to respect its interests Not just an hour of reprieve, if Mother Nature could have her day in court ... a legal right to be left alone, and protected for their own intrinsic value rather than for the benefit of humans. Conferring rights on nature would entail imposing a corresponding duty on humans ...

  3. Closed factories issue plea to officials

    Posted Dec 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... abide by the law and fulfil their legal responsibilities. Jiang Mingan, a professor from Peking University, said the administrative laws explicitly detailed the legal conditions and procedures ... Irene Wang Seven private Henan cement factories shut down over environmental concerns have called on provincial authorities to rescind the order because they insist they met all legal ...

  4. Legal challenge over incinerator plan

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com A veteran activist has lodged a legal challenge over the government's plan to build a HK$14.96 billion waste incinerator on an island west of Cheung Chau. Ho Loy, who previously protested against the demolition of the Star Ferry and Queen's piers, filed an application for judicial review with the High Court on Monday. The government ...

  5. Course that offers down-to-earth tips

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei Every day we are bombarded with news about pollution and global warming, but few of us put any effort into making changes. For those who do want to make a difference, the master of science degree in earth system science, offered at the Chines ...

  6. Neighbours mull legal bid to stop incinerator

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com A group of Cheung Chau residents are threatening a legal challenge against a government plan to erect a rubbish incinerator off Lantau Island, as the project nears one of its last remaining hurdles next week. Tom Hope, a retired lawyer who lives in Cheung Chau, said a judicial review would be a 'last resort', and that the residents still ...

  7. Work starts on delta bridge after legal delay

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Construction has finally begun on the giant Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge after a legal challenge to its environmental assessment report delayed it by a year. That delay meant extra manpower and equipment would be needed to meet the 2016 deadline for the mammoth project, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen reiterated at a launch ceremony yesterday. ...

  8. HK$9m legal bill run up in bridge challenge

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The litigation over the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge ran up at least HK$9 million in legal costs- including HK$1.5 million in legal aid given to the woman whose judicial review interrupted the project- the government said yesterday. The amount for legal aid sum was a preliminary, minimum estimate subject to further assessments, ...

  9. Delta bridge can go ahead as legal challenge ends

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The legal challenge to construction of a bridge across the Pearl River estuary to Macau and Zhuhai is over. Yesterday's deadline ... The bridge will start from a point on Lantau island near Tung Chung. The case was upheld in the Court of First Instance but overturned on appeal by the government in September. It cost the Legal Aid ...

  10. Farmers' leader held in dispute over land

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma, Klaudia Lee

    ... in 10 towns. Li Ping, a Beijing-based lawyer with the Rural Development Institute NGO, said the legality of the farmers' actions depended on whether the land was taken legally by the government. 'If the government has not completed all the legal procedures to take the land, then such actions [by the farmers] were legal,' he said. ...




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