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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

    Father who allegedly left learning disabled son, 11, in Singapore could face extradition

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 06:21pm by Clifford Lo

    ... evidence to prosecute him here, they said. Detectives are seeking legal advice from the Department of Justice regarding whether the father could or should be tried in Hong Kong. The deaf-mute boy ... offered the Social Welfare Department help in preparing the appropriate legal documents to clear his passage. The Singapore Police Force said on Facebook it was currently working closely with Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563515/father-who-allegedly-left-learning-disabled-son-11-singapore-could
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Elderly get help to prevent suicides

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... the Suicide Prevention Services. Her experience is testimony to the importance of community outreach in suicide prevention. The group runs a 24-hour hotline to help people fight off thoughts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560646/elderly-get-help-prevent-suicides
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Kids now have more diverse dream jobs, poll finds

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by MICHELLE TOH

    ... Council last November, but it has not yet to be established more than half a year down the road. Suggested services include more public provision of extracurricular activities and career advice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557043/kids-now-have-more-diverse-dream-jobs-poll-finds
  6. News - China - SOCIETY

    Heartbreaking news: China’s divorce rate jumps 13pc as more choose to untie the knot

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 01:36pm by WU NAN

    ... with 3.5 million couples filing for divorce last year, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said. In its 2013 Social Service Development Statistical Bulletin released on Tuesday, the ministry said ... departments and marriage registration institutions across the mainland prepared legal documents to end the marriages of about 3.5 million couples last year. More than 2.8 million of the couples ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1535515/heartbreaking-news-nations-divorce-rate-rises-13-cent
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Group's quest to find the gems amid murky waters of mainland charities

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... scandals was in 2011, when Guo Meimei, a young woman who claimed to work for the Chinese Red Cross, was found flaunting her luxurious lifestyle on social media. As legal restrictions on mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546696/groups-quest-find-gems-amid-murky-waters-mainland-charities
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    No need to criminalise stalking, say legislators

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:36am by KC NG

    ... on the debtor's home or workplace time and again. Christopher Cheung Wah-fung, who represents the financial services sector, shared Mo's views on protecting victims. A securities firm had complained ... pictures from outside, causing serious disturbance." Lau argued: "As a matter of legal principle, it is inappropriate to criminalise stalking behaviour only in specific relationships. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534239/no-need-criminalise-stalking-say-legislators
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Half a million people could take part in Hong Kong's July 1 march, organisers say

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee

    ... take the initiative and start the Occupy Central civil-disobedience protest after the march. Yeung said the front would provide back-up, such as legal advice, to the groups but it would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542690/organisers-hope-recent-controversies-push-attendance-july-1-march
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Street singer's legal challenge to shortening hours of Mong Kok pedestrian area

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:44am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Discord as singer claims government policy deprived him of income and interaction with fans Busker in legal challenge to pedestrian area's hours A street singer is planning a court challenge to the government's decision to reduce the opening hours of a pedestrian zone in Mong Kok, saying the move was based on a flawed opinion poll ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1494564/street-singers-legal-challenge-shortening-hours-mong-kok-pedestrian

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