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  1. News - China - LAW

    Bail for accused ivory buyer was legal, county officials say

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 04:12pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... the letter said Li deserved leniency in the interests of “maintaining social stability”. Li had health issues and was eligible for release on medical grounds, the county government said, according ... sometime even their own interests, by using the excuse of maintaining social stability.” The Shuangfeng court “heard the case publicly” on Friday last week, the county government said. Prosecutors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1486841/bail-accused-ivory-buyer-was-legal-county-officials-say
  2. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Record few given their day in court

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... known as a key organiser of Occupy Central. He said a better educated public more aware of their rights and the fact that the government regulated a wider scope of matters after the handover ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1472089/record-few-given-their-day-court
  3. Business - China Business - LAW

    Hong Kong investors at a disadvantage when firms with assets in China go bankrupt

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:07pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... that the mainland courts will assist those behind the company to cut the public shareholders of the parent out of a share in the assets, but it is a fair assumption that the directors would prefer to have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1463814/hong-kong-investors-disadvantage-when-firms-assets-mainland
  4. News - China - LAW

    Harassment of rights lawyers rising, say attorneys

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 03:11am by Verna Yu

    ... and defending Falun Gong members. A staff member at the Jiansanjiang Public Security Bureau said he had no knowledge of the three detained lawyers or Saturday's detention of their supporters. Human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1461954/harassment-rights-lawyers-rising-say-attorneys
  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Australian pair hired for senior jobs at Hong Kong competition watchdog

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:28am by Amy Nip and Tanna Chong

    ... and Lean, who both worked at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, were hired in a global recruitment exercise, said Janice Yuen Nga-sze, assistant manager for public affairs ... of the law. Daisy Chan Pui-chu, the commission's executive director for public affairs, said explaining the law to traders selling commodities like chicken and flour would be a big challenge. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1453329/australian-pair-hired-senior-jobs-hong-kong-competition-watchdog
  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong's top judge says Basic Law will be interpreted in a 'generous manner'

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 03:15am by Stuart Lau

    ... freedom to peaceful assembly- comes amid growing public concern over what many see as a narrowing scope for freedom of speech. Ma's retired predecessor Andrew Li Kwok-nang last week warned ... the public's view of the law is measured by its satisfaction with the outcome of a case," Ma said. "Polls taken after a decision of the court reflecting satisfaction or dissatisfaction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1451012/top-judge-geoffrey-ma-calls-respect-basic-human-rights
  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong may amend its race hate law to protect mainland visitors

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 11:57pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... members of the same ethnic group. Chow, a former health minister, said such a move would be difficult but that it was worth considering given the current climate. Several senior government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1432229/hong-kong-may-amend-its-race-hate-law-protect-mainland-visitors
  8. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    New guidelines for police faced with verbal abuse to be rolled out next month

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 03:17am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... officers to stop, followed by a verbal warning. If the person continues, officers can arrest them on the grounds of "disorderly conduct in a public place", or "assaulting, resisting or deliberately obstructing the police in the execution of their lawful duties". It is understood, however, that the new guidelines are not applicable to public protests and triad gatherings. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1431296/new-guidelines-police-faced-verbal-abuse-be-rolled-out-next-month
  9. News - China - LAW

    Mainland China not ready for its own ICAC, analysts say

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... independence," said Ren Jianming, a professor of public administration at Beihang University in Beijing. "The mainland first needs to tackle the problems of an excessive concentration of power, ... was founded in the late 1980s and placed under prosecution authorities nationwide. Former chief justice Xiao Yang set up the first centre in Guangdong, and received public reports on corruption. Xiao ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1428702/mainland-china-not-ready-its-own-icac-analysts-say
  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong courts lag behind in granting open access to legal documents

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 12:04pm by Austin Chiu

    ... Courts should make more documents public: scholar Hong Kong courts’ practice of withholding documents from the public and the media undermines open justice and falls far behind an international trend of making judicial documents accessible, a media scholar says. Just a few types of court documents can be obtained by the Hong Kong public and journalists, a far cry from courts in Canada, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1395735/hong-kong-courts-lag-behind-granting-open-access-legal-documents

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