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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

    Fewer prisoners ending up back in jail, thanks to increased help

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Lana Lam

    ... per cent since 2000. The recidivism rate fell from 39.9 per cent in 2000 to 31 per cent in 2010. A Correctional Services Department (CSD) spokeswoman said the downward trend could ... if a young boy had been put into detention, when they came out, the school would do their very best to kick them out. They weren't legally allowed to kick them out but they would make life very ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586878/fewer-prisoners-ending-back-jail-thanks-increased-help
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong guest-house owners say new licensing rules will run them out of business

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:20pm by Amy Nip

    ... on illegal guest houses by seeking changes to give the government more power in dealing with such cases, and to make it easier for them to take legal action against offenders. Also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590847/operators-guest-houses-say-planned-new-licensing-rules-will-run-them
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Number of prisoners in Hong Kong hits record low

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Lana Lam

    ... and new Correctional Services Department figures show that last year, it was 99.5 days. As of June, the penal population was 8,906, made up of 7,249 inmates- those in prisons, drug treatment ... the Correctional Services Department see the consequences of [actions of] the judiciary or immigration but I don't think they necessarily know why," he said. "Each part tends to know only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586883/prison-population-hits-record-low-theyre-spending-more-time-remand
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    This civil engineer's got the answers

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans annemarie.evans@scmp.com Vincent Chu is so fond of his profession that he has set up a free inquiry service on the subject This civil engineer's got the answers Want ... are easy-to-read solutions for students or armchair enthusiasts, Chu loves to share the fruits of his questioning mind. In addition to the books, since 2008 he has been running an email inquiry service ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585282/civil-engineers-got-answers
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Donor's plea to submit to a little pain to save a life

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by Annemarie Evans and Susanna Kemp

    ... by the Government Disciplined Services General Union for the Spirit of Hong Kong Award presented for self-sacrifice to achieve greater good.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586059/donors-plea-submit-little-pain-save-life
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Corporate charity helps kids find their own paths

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Annemarie Evans

    ... in Wong Tai Sin, where the resident children tend to be referred from social services. "This is sometimes as a result of domestic abuse," Ko said. The company holds fun days ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585280/corporate-charity-helps-kids-find-their-own-paths
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    An engineer's fiery passion for robots

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by Annemarie Evans

    ... analysis, allowing local fire services to stop the fire from spreading. Sham's company, now known as Insight Robotics, has sold 60 such robots to the mainland for use in its country parks. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586061/engineers-fiery-passion-robots
  10. 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

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