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Definition of Terrorism

First anti-terror draft now under NPC scrutiny

The legislature will this week consider a thorny question: what is terrorism? The mainland's first anti-terrorism legislation will provide detailed definitions of terrorist acts, and designate an organisation to release terror watch lists.

Wednesday, 26 October, 2011, 12:00am

Terrorism: the New World Disorder

Terrorism: the New World Disorder

by Nicholas Fotion, Boris Kashnikov and Joanne K. Lekea

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2 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Tertiary terror alert

Australian universities are potential terrorist targets and may also become terrorist recruiting grounds, according to a report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

The report says that some 180,000 overseas students are enrolled in Australian higher education institutions which provides opportunities for potential terrorists to 'blend in'.

23 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

kevin sinclair's hong kong

Before his recent retirement, former commissioner of police Dick Lee Ming-kwai reflected on the law-and-order challenges facing the city. One of these was international terrorism.

7 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Bigger, badder brother

A GOVERNMENT THAT keeps its subjects in check by playing on terrorism fears? A government that spies on its citizens? A government that tortures in the name of freedom? Some might think this is a description of the Bush administration - but it's a fictional British government in the film V for Vendetta.

9 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Fateful day one of many violent tragedies

I was disturbed by the ill-conception shown in Hans Ebert's criticism of ATV World for showing horse racing on the anniversary of the terror attacks on the US ('Bad choice as rest of us remember,' South China Morning Post, September 11).

13 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Bar 'rushed through' terror-law criticism

A senior security official has accused the Bar Association of 'rushing through' its criticism of the newly enacted anti-terror legislation, but denied the bill was itself hurried through Legco.

Pro-democracy legislators have criticised the law, which was passed on Friday, for containing a number of loopholes they say could trap innocent people.

15 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Handle with care

Once the United Nations called on member states to enact laws to prevent terrorism in the wake of the September 11 attacks, it was only a matter of time before Hong Kong complied.

The passage of the United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Bill through the Legislative Council has enabled Hong Kong, as a part of China, to meet its international obligations.

13 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Bar raises terror-bill misgivings

A person wrongly labelled a terrorist should not have to prove to the courts that a serious mistake has been made to receive compensation, according to the Bar Association.

The United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Bill, to localise UN sanctions against terrorist activities, is due to be tabled for final approval at Legco today.

10 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Safeguards needed

The unique status and political conditions of Hong Kong are such that any initiatives which have the slightest possibility of encroaching on personal freedoms are subject to the strictest scrutiny.

7 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Safeguard on terror bill

People or groups branded by the Chief Executive as 'terrorists' or 'terrorist associates' would have the label dropped after three years as a safeguard, according to a government paper.

11 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Terror law allows for court appeal

Groups and individuals listed by the Chief Executive as terrorists will be allowed to appeal against the decision under a government proposal.

In a paper submitted to legislators, the Security Bureau said any listed people and groups would be able to challenge the listing in court.

2 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

HK terror laws may include hacking

Certain computer hacking crimes may be defined as terrorist acts in the SAR under laws being considered in the wake of the September 11 attacks.

The Security Bureau - in a paper to be discussed at a joint Legco meeting on Friday - said that the Government would examine the need to legally define terrorism to reflect current requirements.

27 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Is liberty too high a price?

AS THE WORLD searches for ways of preventing the threatened terrorist strikes in response to the United States attacks on Afghanistan, concern is growing that the war might claim an unexpected victim. Governments have moved swiftly to better protect their citizens in the wake of the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington.

12 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Gloves are off in war against terrorism

You wrote on your front page yesterday of 'America's nightmare'.

13 Sep 2001 - 12:00am