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  1. Specialised domestic violence court is on the cards

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The government proposes to establish a specialised domestic violence court in Hong Kong as part of efforts to combat a rising tide of violence in the home. A government source ... different models of specialised domestic violence courts and are expanding the scale of their pilots,' the source said. 'We have no final decision yet but we find it is worth exploring ...

  2. Combat violence with counselling

    Posted Dec 13th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Mandatory programme only way to stop abuse: expert An international domestic violence expert yesterday called on the government to start mandatory counselling for abusive spouses, saying it is the only effective way to stop violence in the home. Richard Tolman, social work professor at the University of Michigan, said court-ordered mandatory counselling had been ...

  3. Action urged over domestic violence

    Posted Jul 31st 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... on the elimination of discrimination against women in Hong Kong will exaggerate the government's progress in dealing with the escalating problem of domestic violence. The report does not mention the low conviction rates of domestic violence offenders in recent years and overstates the resources that the government has devoted to coping with the problem, the party says. Since the government submitted ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. Lawmakers urge more action to curb domestic violence

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang Legislators last night passed a motion calling on the government to do more to curb domestic violence. Moving the motion on International Women's Day, legislator Margaret ... International Women's Day,' said Ms Ng, who represents the legal profession in the Legislative Council. Apart from women, children and the elderly are also vulnerable to domestic violence ...

  6. Domestic violence law may also cover separated couples

    Posted May 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy People who face harassment or threats from estranged spouses may be eligible to apply for court protection under a government proposal to reduce domestic violence. The Domestic Violence Ordinance currently covers only married couples and people living together, who can apply for a court injunction to stop their partners from approaching them for up to six months. Under ...

  7. Family violence needs taking more seriously, critics say

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Activists and a legislator are calling for a high-powered body chaired by the chief secretary to be set up to tackle domestic violence after child abuse and spouse-battering ... spouse-battering cases last year. Legislator Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung said the figures showed measures to prevent domestic violence had not been effective even after the Tin Shui Wai tragedy in which ...

  8. Few cases of domestic violence go to court, says shelter

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Courts get to hear just one in 10 of the domestic violence cases reported to police by women seeking help from a high-profile home for battered wives and their children, the organisation says. Harmony House co-ordinator Heidi Ip Cheung-sau said 70 per cent of the 200 victims who contacted it or sought refuge there over the past five years had reported domestic violence ...

  9. Domestic violence victim tells Legco of ex-husband's attack

    Posted Jun 16th 2006, 12:00am by Lauren Crothers

    ... silence for victims of domestic violence ahead of an emotional Legco meeting yesterday on tackling family violence. Chung Yuen-yi, a representative from the Women's Coalition of Equal Opportunity, said the Domestic Violence Ordinance needed to be overhauled. 'We are calling for domestic violence cases to be criminalised. We don't believe it is just a civil matter,' ...

  10. Criminal domestic violence cases rise 30pc in past nine months

    Posted Nov 15th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Cases of criminal domestic violence have risen more than 30 per cent since last year, according to security chief Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong. The secretary for security said he was concerned about the latest fatal case of domestic violence in Wong Tai Sin, in which a mother and her two daughters were killed at their home on Saturday. In the first nine months of this year, ...




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