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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't use the law to discriminate against domestic workers

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by BEAU LEFLER

    ... Beau Lefler Beau Lefler says the courts should uphold principle of equality before law Laws that oppress the weak are a poor servant of justice In Hong Kong, people enthuse over the "rule of law" and its long-standing presence here. It is the cause of our economic miracle and social stability, and is purportedly the main difference between us and the mainland. ...

  2. Why people really back death penalty

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to abolition as portrayed by the government. While emotional, few of the public discussions touched on the merits of the death penalty. Other social factors are driving the public's support for the death penalty, such as anger at corruption and social inequality, and scepticism about judicial independence. Abolition of the death penalty is always a long, arduous and emotional journey. ...

  3. Traffic jams

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... statutory regulation is a more effective way of protecting migrant workers. It is time that the government recognised the unique, structural inequalities faced by migrant workers and acted ...

  4. You may not like it, but don't fault court ruling on maids

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... economic picture, we already face the challenges of worsening income and wealth inequality, and providing an adequate safety net for the working poor. The problem is that democratic politicians, such as those from the Civic Party, who are supposed to defend social justice and human rights do not have the political courage to openly defend the foreign helpers' case. Their silence gives ...

  5. 'Social stability should be key in demolition cases'

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com The country's top court has stressed the need to consider potential impacts on social stability before demolition requests are granted. The Supreme ... provide a social stability assessment along with other materials that must be submitted. Commenting on the new guidelines, Professor Jiang Mingan, who specialises in administrative law at Peking ...

  6. Gay sex law a milestone for HK

    Posted Aug 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... individual human rights- especially those of minority groups. It could also become a landmark in Hong Kong's development as a tolerant society that abhors discrimination and inequality ... with these difficult social and moral issues. He pointed out that the laws in question were brought in 14 years ago as part of moves to decriminalise homosexuality. They were based on an assumption that sexual ...

  7. Social worker gets eight years for child sex

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A social worker has been jailed for eight years in Hong Kong in a landmark case brought under a law that enables cross-border prosecution of some sex crimes. He was convicted ... members of the public should report any fund-raising activities they suspected of being fraudulent or deceptive. The Social Welfare Department spokesman said Lee had been suspended from his civic ...

  8. Social worker convicted of child sex at Yunnan charity he founded

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A Hong Kong social worker has been convicted of unlawful sex and other offences involving two teenage girls from a Yunnan children's home that he founded. Francis Lee Kwok-wah, 49, was found guilty in the Court of First Instance on three counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a child of under 16, one of indecent conduct towards a child under 16, and one ...

  9. Social worker's trial for rape opens

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The founder of a children's home in Yunnan province who is accused of sexually assaulting two girls told one of them after raping her that if she did not co-operate he would kick her out, a court heard. Social worker Francis Lee Kwok-wah, 49, yesterday faced the first day of his trial on seven charges at the Court of First Instance. The younger girl was aged 11 ...

  10. Weary social workers struggling to cope

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Many domestic violence cases in recent years have ended in tragedy, and the burden on social workers is increasing. This year alone, excluding yesterday's case, there have ... temporary housing, legal aid, and child-protection services. But social workers are exhausted as the pressure to help people mounts. A survey in June found that one in seven social workers ...




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