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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. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Law urged to prevent domestic violence

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

    ... Elaine Wu Legal experts attending the World Jurist Association conference in Beijing yesterday called for the introduction of a law to prevent domestic violence on the mainland, saying the wording in current laws is too vague. Chen Mingxia, a professor with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences' Law Institute, said in a panel discussion that domestic violence on the mainland ...

  8. Push to reclassify domestic violence as a serious crime

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

    ... Patsy Moy The government is seeking to amend the law on domestic violence to make it a serious crime, as the city experiences a dramatic increase in child and spouse abuse. There were 841 ... Welfare Paul Tang Kwok-wai said the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau and Department of Justice were studying a domestic violence law that would have a stronger deterrent effect and provide better ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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