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  1. NPC's critical shift to resolving social issues

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Wei Lo

    ... shift from regulating commercial relationships to resolving social issues during the past five years, and the trend must continue with the new legislature, mainland legal analysts say. During ... and minors' rights. Chinese Academy of Social Sciences researcher Li Lin said that before the 10th NPC only 2 to 6 per cent of new legislation was related to social issues, and up to 60 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/628052/npcs-critical-shift-resolving-social-issues
  2. NPC's critical shift to resolving social issues

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Wei Lo

    ... shift from regulating commercial relationships to resolving social issues during the past five years, and the trend must continue with the new legislature, mainland legal analysts say. During ... and minors' rights. Chinese Academy of Social Sciences researcher Li Lin said that before the 10th NPC only 2 to 6 per cent of new legislation was related to social issues, and up to 60 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/628049/npcs-critical-shift-resolving-social-issues
  3. Social worker doubts abuse claims

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong One of two visually impaired students who claimed a warden molested them was untrustworthy, a social worker told Eastern Court yesterday. He also testified the other teen had said there was no sexual assault. Social worker Lau Tsz-kin, the house parent of the two boarding students, said the first boy, 17, had lied to him many times and had the tendency to shift ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/618570/social-worker-doubts-abuse-claims
  4. Social workers slam lack of help for drug offenders

    Posted Aug 07th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... of social workers who will submit their proposal to the Security Bureau's Narcotics Division this week. The group, brought together last year by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service to look ... not be referred to social workers. Officers said counselling and follow-up services by non-governmental organisations, such as social workers, were only given at the discretion of superintendents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/559381/social-workers-slam-lack-help-drug-offenders
  5. Laws target police and social stability

    Posted Aug 29th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Sexual harassment, domestic violence are now punishable Top mainland lawmakers yesterday passed legislation aimed at maintaining social stability and curbing ... and demonstrations, or engage in illegal activities that affect social stability in the name of religion or practising qi gong, can be detained for up to 15 days and fined a maximum of 1,000 yuan. The banned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/514001/laws-target-police-and-social-stability
  6. Former social worker jailed for child porn downloads

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A former social worker who was found in possession of pornographic images of children after he subscribed to a child pornography website and downloaded files was jailed ... of such materials to continue. However, the magistrate said he had given Fok a one-month discount on his jail time, as the court had been told in 69 letters of mitigation that he was a devoted social worker ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651620/former-social-worker-jailed-child-porn-downloads
  7. Social enterprises? We've got no idea, say large corporations

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... The subcommittee yesterday decided to invite several social enterprises and large corporations to discuss the issue with the legislature at the next closed-door meeting, a date for which has yet ... Colleen Lee Social enterprises are businesses with primarily social objectives- their profits are ploughed back into their businesses, the main aim of which is to help people to become ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632889/social-enterprises-weve-got-no-idea-say-large-corporations
  8. '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 People's Court issued guidelines yesterday on how courts should approach cases where the government applies for compulsory demolition orders, following the introduction of new demolition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997889/social-stability-should-be-key-demolition-cases
  9. New procedures for handling of petitions issued

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... opportunity as social discontent grows over issues from corruption to pollution. Strictly speaking, the petitions referred to are complaints about court actions- such as an unsatisfactory ... route for courts to safeguard social stability,' an unnamed supreme court official was quoted as saying in yesterday's People's Courts Daily. The court issued the first guideline ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967925/new-procedures-handling-petitions-issued
  10. More people are filing lawsuits to seek social change

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Experts note a greater awareness of how the law can advance community issues The government has faced a barrage of high-profile lawsuits this year as Hong Kong people ... be used to advance community and social interests, as opposed to purely individual interests. 'It is a reflection of the growing maturity and sophistication of the public law system. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431710/more-people-are-filing-lawsuits-seek-social-change

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