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  1. Joint effort required against domestic violence

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is sad that a tragic example should occur on the day police reveal a disturbing rise in reported cases of domestic violence. The background to yesterday's chopping of the wife ... payments. We do not, as yet, know enough to make a judgment about whether the tragedy could have been prevented. What we do know is that family violence, for so long a culturally taboo subject, ...

  2. Woman denies killing lover in acid attack

    Posted May 31st 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle A jealous woman killed her lover by throwing acid on him after he did not leave his wife as promised, a court heard yesterday. Li Yinying, a 43-year-old mainland resident, pleaded not guilty in the Court of First Instance to murdering Yip Yu-l ...

  3. Law urged to prevent domestic violence

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... included violence against wives, the elderly, children and those in a vulnerable position, according to Xinhua. But she said violence against women was the most common form. The words ... Committee further amended the women's protection law by prohibiting domestic violence and sexual harassment against women. But Professor Chen said such laws were not enough because they did ...

  4. Reverse burden of proof in domestic violence: legislator

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Anita Lam

    ... and not willing to testify against their husband. Police statistics submitted to the panel showed that among the 1,274 domestic violence cases in 2005, only 287 abusers were prosecuted, 265 were released ... Anita Lam and Agnes Lam The government has agreed to study a proposal aimed at reducing domestic violence cases - but the plan has been accused of hitting at the fundamental spirit ...

  5. Push to reclassify domestic violence as a serious crime

    Posted Sep 07th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women. Liu Ngan-fung, a member of the Hong Kong Women's Coalition on Equal Opportunities which represents 13 women's groups in Hong Kong, agreed. Ms Liu ... That law does not criminalise family violence as such, but abusers may be liable for criminal charges under other ordinances including the Crime Ordinance and the Offences Against the Person ...

  6. Women call for one-stop court to hear divorce and abuse cases

    Posted Feb 16th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... to give evidence against abusers. She said women were often 'tied up mentally' with their divorce hearings and didn't bother to appear as witnesses in additional domestic violence ... Sherry Lee Women's groups are calling for a single court to handle both divorce and domestic violence cases. Combining the two into what is referred to as a domestic violence court ...

  7. Greater care

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Department of Justice says that prosecutors will be more sensitive with cases of domestic violence. Do you agree that this was an area where there was room for improvement? Write to us. ...

  8. Elderly claimant jailed for acid attack

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong An elderly man on welfare was jailed for 40 months yesterday for throwing acid at a social security officer in Aberdeen last year after his HK$1,000 reimbursement claim for new glasses was denied. Szeto Chi-lee, 72, earlier pleaded guilty in ...

  9. Police called to 3,000 more family abuse cases last year

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Joshua But and Polly Hui Commissioner reports 60pc rise in domestic violence calls An average of 20 family abuse reports is filed every day, the police chief has revealed, reporting a worsening situation with almost 3,000 more cases seen last year than in the previous year. The annual crime statistics showed that domestic violence cases topped 7,509 last year - a 60 per cent ...

  10. Troubled families lack help, groups say

    Posted Jul 09th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Women's groups have accused the government of not providing adequate help to troubled families amid a rising number of domestic-violence cases in recent years. The Labour and Welfare Bureau recently proposed amending the Domestic Violence Ordinance to protect people from being abused by relatives. The ordinance allows judges to issue injunction orders. Although ...




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