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  1. IIs claiming torture may be sent to mainland

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Illegal immigrants who claim they face torture if returned to their home countries may in future be sent to the mainland to have their claims processed- if they came to Hong Kong via the mainland, which is the route followed by most. The ide ...

  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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Vow of 'zero tolerance' to violence in schools

    Posted Oct 09th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan The education chief yesterday vowed to adopt a 'zero-tolerance' approach to school violence after three boys were arrested following a wild melee at a Sha Tin ... were from forms two to four. 'We are zero tolerant on school violence, which should not happen. Hence, this incident is very serious and we, the Education and Manpower Bureau, will follow ...

  5. Asylum seekers protest against 'unjust' ban on work while cases are processed

    Posted Nov 17th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... of the violence and unstable political situation: 'There's no life,' he said. 'It's full of blasts and deaths.' The protesters, mostly from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan ...

  6. Demand for school violence probe

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Linda Yeung, Polly Hui

    ... of school violence, in response to a spate of high-profile incidents. At a Legislative Council education panel meeting yesterday, legislators dismissed statistics provided by the Education and Manpower Bureau as not reflecting the true extent of bullying and violence in schools. 'They only represent the tip of the iceberg of the problem,' said Democrat legislator Yeung Sum. ...

  7. Non-violence- The History of a Dangerous Idea

    Posted Nov 18th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Non-violence- The History of a Dangerous Idea by Mark Kurlansky (with a foreword by the Dalai Lama) Vintage, HK$128 Avid readers will recall that Mark Kurlansky wrote ... to 'meet deadly violence with nonviolent resistance', arguing that 'the attacker expects resistance, and when there is none he loses his 'moral balance''. The attacker ...

  8. Children still suffer indignity, pain of the cane

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch Says a 17-year-old boy cited in the United Nations 'World Report on Violence against Children': 'I have seen the harsh behaviour of teachers in schools ... pupils. Malaysia is not the only country where teachers are still allowed to physically punish students. The United Nations 'World Report on Violence against Children 2006' found ...

  9. Discussion on domestic violence and child abuse long overdue

    Posted May 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Given sharply rising trends in domestic violence and child abuse in Hong Kong, communal discussion on topics such as incest can only be welcome and is long overdue. These are matters ... themselves, be alert to dangers and never keep silent. Messages of zero-tolerance for such violence must filter through to everyone. I was heartened when I learned about the sex survey on incest ...

  10. Youth violence on the rise

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... the world mourns the loss of innocent lives, the recent wave of youth violence has sent educators scrambling for solutions. It is a sad reflection of society that the offenders are often teenagers- ... In the west, even teachers have been attacked by students. At the annual conference of the National Union of Teachers in Britain last month, delegates voiced concern over violence on campus. ...




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