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  1. Previous events linked to violence in Xinjiang

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 2009 September 16: Police detain six suspects for making more than 20 bombs; the bombs and materials to make more explosives are found at three sites on the outskirts of Aksu July 5: Clashes between ethnic Uygurs and Han Chinese leave 197 dead and more th ...

  2. CityU law students out-argue opponents in US competition

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phila Siu Four aspiring lawyers from City University's School of Law won the championship in a moot competition in the United States last month. The sixth Susan J. Ferrell Intercultural Human Rights Moot Court Competition drew 10 teams from six count ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. Catholic Church open to allowing 'violence law' to cover gay couples

    Posted Jan 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu The Catholic Church says it will agree to a proposed extension of the law to protect same-sex cohabitants from domestic violence- but only if the name of the ordinance does ... questioned whether the church would agree to a change in the name of the law to include homosexual couples. 'What if we don't call it the 'family' violence law but put it simply ...

  5. Guideline on charging issued to police in wake of Bokhary case

    Posted Aug 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang The Department of Justice has told police they should seek legal advice before charging a person with assaulting an officer under legislation that carries tougher penalties. The new guideline has been issued amid public concern over the inco ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Interrogations to be videotaped

    Posted Aug 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daisy Zhong Police interrogations at five Beijing prisons must now be recorded by surveillance cameras in an effort to make the law enforcement process more transparent. The regulation, released by the Qinghe branch of the capital's prison bureau and ...

  8. Number of murders doubles, but cases of domestic violence fall

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... 7,278 cases of domestic violence, down 3.1 per cent. A new measure has been introduced so that social services and related departments can step in and provide advice to victims in such cases ...

  9. Police torture a sackable offence, new law says

    Posted May 07th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Police officers using torture to force confessions, or instigating others to do so, will be sacked, according to new mainland disciplinary regulations released this week. That was one of the highlights of the regulations, as authorities for the ...

  10. Reverse burden of proof in domestic violence: legislator

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

    ... 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 ... procedure,' he said. 'But when cases of family violence are escalating by the day and lives are threatened at a pace at which the whole of Hong Kong is worried... we need innovative measures ...




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