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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Pro bono legal help levels playing field for Hong Kong NGOs

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:31am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Free legal help levels playing field for NGOs A decade of advocating for women's rights has taught Linda To Kit-lai that rhetorical appeals ... their services for free, or pro bono. The scheme, set up by the non-profit group PILnet- the Global Network for Public Interest Law- has meant the end of a long headache for To, whose work often involves ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519480/pro-bono-legal-help-levels-playing-field-hong-kong-ngos
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Participants in Occupy Central 'should not underestimate legal consequences'

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 01:55pm by Stuart Lau

    ... activists People planning to join Occupy Central “should not underestimate” the legal consequences, says a human rights lawyer who expressed concern about a new trend of magistrates imposing heavier ... coming before the judiciary,” Man said. “My advice is that protesters should not underestimate the legal consequences.” But Man added that there have been many instances where the appeal courts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564144/participants-occupy-central-should-not-underestimate-legal
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Activists urge lawmakers to stand against anti-gay prejudice

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Stuart Lau

    ... "Taiwan's legal regime... stops at employment and education," he said. Boris Dittrich, a former Dutch politician and a human rights activist, said Asia was "very slow" on the issue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581239/activists-urge-lawmakers-stand-against-anti-gay-prejudice
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Pink sees red as Mr Gay Hong Kong pageant turns ugly in sponsorship row

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:16am by Simon Parry

    ... will. "We could have chosen to pursue Pink Dollar's pledged sponsorship through our dependable legal channels. But in our sixth year, we have grown highly appreciative of the deeply nuanced network of relationships that greases the gears of Hong Kong's businesses." He said the 2014 contest would be partially sponsored by a London-based financial services company ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575118/pink-sees-red-mr-gay-hong-kong-pageant-turns-ugly-sponsorship-row
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hundreds stage funeral procession for dog killed by MTR train

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... over a range of issues, including service delays and construction problems, which have pushed back the completion of the already controversial cross-border high-speed rail link by two years. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580197/hundreds-stage-funeral-procession-dog-killed-mtr-train
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Legal sector plans march to protest against Beijing’s ‘worrying’ white paper

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 03:22pm by Ada Lee, Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung

    ... Ada Lee, Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung Silent protest planned as show of support for independent judiciary and rule of law Lawyers to march over Beijing's white paper Legal professionals ... the Basic Law". Civic Party lawmaker Dennis Kwok said the legal sector, which he represents, was worried about the paper because it was "against the principles of rule of law". ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535578/legal-sector-plans-march-protest-against-beijings-worrying-white
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Should it be illegal to call someone 'locust'? Protection for mainlanders dominates law debate

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Amy Nip

    ... it was "the behaviour, not the person's background which should be condemned", he said. The commission's chief legal counsel, Herman Poon Lik-hang, said it was unlikely that shouting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570269/it-discrimination-say-locust-protection-mainlanders-dominates-debate
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    14 years to buy a flat: Quality of life in Hong Kong going down, shows survey

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by BRIAN YAP

    ... of an article. They also included a search of the Oriental Press Group headquarters' server room in Tai Po by Fire Services Department officers after an unverified email complaint about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573019/14-years-save-flat-just-dont-eat
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Peter Woo's charity helps equip less academic teens for work and life

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Staff Reporter

    ... eight years from 2011 to 2019. "The business environment is challenging," Woo said in an interview with the Sunday Morning Post. "Hong Kong needs to expand its service capacity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570226/peter-woos-charity-helps-equip-less-academic-teens-work-and-life
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    PMQ accused of not opening its space to the community

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Ada Lee

    ... coordinator at United Social Service Centre, said the centre had been asking PMQ since May to lease them space to hold a Mid-Autumn Festival carnival, but PMQ told them the slot was taken. "I ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568557/pmq-accused-not-opening-its-space-community

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