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  1. Courage under fire

    Posted Jul 07th 2008, 12:00am by Jo Baker

    ... A Catholic priest is helping give hope to human rights victims, writes Jo Baker With his smiling eyes and optimism, it's hard to imagine Father Nandana Manatunga at work, not because he cares for young people- for that he seems well suited- but becau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/644303/courage-under-fire
  2. Time to do the right thing by torture claimants

    Posted Dec 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When it comes to refugee claims, it seems clear the priority of the government is to make it as difficult for them to succeed as possible. But since a Court of Final Appeal judgment in 2004, officials can no longer leave all applicants to be processed by ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/662930/time-do-right-thing-torture-claimants
  3. Torture: the evil that is never far away

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Robert Hanlon

    ... have experienced sexual violence. This year's International Day for Victims of Torture should be seen as an opportunity for people to reflect on what they have, how easy it could be lost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642620/torture-evil-never-far-away
  4. Family violence a case for the community

    Posted Nov 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tragedies arising from domestic violence never fail to shock. The deaths of a divorced mother and her two teenage children in Tsz Wan Shan provide a particularly sad example. We do ... the main risk factors in domestic violence, along with drug and alcohol addiction and social isolation, particularly in new towns. Thankfully, family violence gets much more attention since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661725/family-violence-case-community
  5. First decline in cases of domestic violence

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Colleen Lee Cases of domestic violence dropped 3.9 per cent in the first half of this year, the first decline ever recorded in that category in Hong Kong. Police handled 3,557 cases of domestic violence- 1,147 of them categorised as crimes- from January to June, police director of crime and security John Lee Ka-chiu said. That was down 3.9 per cent from 3,702, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/647258/first-decline-cases-domestic-violence
  6. All quiet on the tourism front as Lhasa struggles to find its feet after violence

    Posted May 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... were shopping. But few tourists could be seen. A taxi driver who specialises in the city-to-airport run said he had picked up no tourists from the airport since March 14, the day the violence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/635983/all-quiet-tourism-front-lhasa-struggles-find-its-feet-after-violence
  7. Growing awareness of sexual violence

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women said it had received 11 per cent more inquiries about sexual violence in the first six months this year than it did ... been an increase in public awareness about sexual violence. Meanwhile the Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre is to donate part of the profits of its forthcoming musical, To Live On, to the group. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651490/growing-awareness-sexual-violence
  8. Uproar at having gay couples under domestic violence law

    Posted Dec 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung A fierce debate was sparked among lawmakers yesterday by a proposal to include same-sex couples living together under the Domestic Violence Ordinance. The government had ... violence. Democrat Wong Sing-chi opposed the amendment, saying: 'If we treat same-sex relationships in the ordinance as if they were marriages, this will bring about clashes in society, as many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663155/uproar-having-gay-couples-under-domestic-violence-law
  9. Limits of violence laid bare once again in Gaza

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

    ... Palestinians have learned time and again over the six decades of their conflict with Israel that nothing is to be gained by using violence. No matter how determined their struggle, ... to violence and military activities is welcome. Every effort must be made by the international community to separate the combatants and restore the truce. Israel must ensure that those hurt in its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665189/limits-violence-laid-bare-once-again-gaza
  10. Prosecutors to be more sensitive with cases of domestic violence

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle A new sensitivity in dealing with domestic violence situations, and increased co-operation with the media were among the changes to the Department of Justice's ... with unrepresented defendants which obliges the prosecutor to make sure the accused gets a fair trial. But the biggest addition was a section on dealing with domestic violence cases. 'The prosecutor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664843/prosecutors-be-more-sensitive-cases-domestic-violence

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