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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Refugee groups reach out-of-court deal to settle defamation case

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Christian Action and Vision First agree to work together for asylum seekers after settlement Refugee groups reach deal on defamation case Two refugee ... newcomer Vision First so both could focus on "ongoing work to assist refugees," Christian Action counsel Earl Deng said. The settlement was reported to the High Court yesterday morning. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562859/refugee-groups-reach-out-court-deal-settle-defamation-case
  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Africans appeal ruling on refugees

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... on refugees Three African men have taken their challenge against Hong Kong's system for vetting refugee claims to the highest court, arguing that the government must assess the applications ... rulings against them by the lower courts. Hong Kong is not a signatory to the United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and is therefore not subject to obligations under it. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1180400/africans-appeal-ruling-refugees
  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Ban on refugees taking jobs is 'contrary to law', top court hears

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 03:10am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Rule goes against Bill of Rights, Basic Law and international convention, top court hears Work ban on refugees 'contrary to law' The government is breaking the law by banning torture claimants and refugees from working, the top court heard yesterday. The ban is being challenged by three refugees and one recognised torture claimant, who want ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1400910/ban-refugees-taking-jobs-contrary-law-top-court-hears
  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Top court says Hong Kong must assess refugee cases independently

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... assess refugee cases The government cannot simply rely on a United Nations agency to decide whether someone is a refugee and must assess the cases independently and fairly, the top court ruled ... would not affect the city's policy of not granting asylum to anyone. Instead, people granted refugee status in Hong Kong are resettled elsewhere. The court ruling says the director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1199773/top-court-says-hong-kong-must-assess-refugee-cases-independently
  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Persecuted protected by customary international law, UNHCR says

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com The idea of HK exempting itself from international law that opposes sending people to face possible abuse must be refuted, refugee body says Persecuted protected by law: UN The principle of not sending a person to a place where he may be persecuted is "beyond doubt" customary international law, the UN refugee agency says. The United ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1183828/persecuted-protected-customary-international-law-unhcr-says
  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Judge calls off injunction on shelter for pregnant asylum seeker

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 02:58am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Judge dismisses order on home for pregnant refugee A High Court judge yesterday refused to continue an interim injunction to compel welfare providers for asylum seekers to arrange and pay for urgent accommodation for a pregnant Nepali woman who became homeless last week. In the Court of First Instance, Mr Justice Thomas Au Hing-cheung said Lama ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1459679/judge-calls-injunction-shelter-pregnant-asylum-seeker
  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    New rules mean longer wait for 11 torture claimants in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... It also ruled that the government should independently determine claims of fear of persecution rather than relying on the assessment by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees- a practice it had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1284992/new-rules-mean-longer-wait-11-torture-claimants-hong-kong
  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Pakistani man killed his 'cyclops' wife after sex on the beach, court hears

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... and had three sons. The defendant's family is seeking refugee status in Hong Kong. The court heard Nawaz also married a second woman- an Indonesian with whom he has a baby girl in Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1076540/pakistani-man-killed-his-cyclops-wife-after-sex-beach-court-hears
  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Jail for man who took wife to Tsuen Wan beach, then slit her throat

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... along that road at 10.30pm on August 18 last year. The couple were married in Pakistan in 1998 and had three sons. The defendant's family is seeking refugee status in Hong Kong. The court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1093257/jail-man-who-took-wife-tsuen-wan-beach-then-slit-her-throat
  10. News - World - COURTS

    Ex-Croatian generals acquitted of war crimes

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 05:42pm by Agence France-Presse in The Hague

    ... refugees. Gotovina, the highest-ranking Croatian army officer tried by the court, and Markac – jailed for 18 years – appealed against their sentences in May, with their lawyer disputing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1084025/ex-croatian-generals-acquitted-war-crimes

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