New laws needed to protect rights of all Hong Kong's transsexuals

New laws needed to protect rights of all Hong Kong's transsexuals

Sally is a young Hong Kong Chinese woman. She is bright, attractive, likeable - and transsexual. Born with a male anatomy, she has been identifying as female for as long as she can remember.

Friday, 17 May, 2013, 3:17am 1 comment

CUHK law dean drawn into debate over remains of King Richard III

Steven Gallagher has written on legal questions surrounding exhumation before but admits the case involving King Richard III is unusual even for him. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Steven Gallagher, an assistant dean at Chinese University's faculty of law, said he was approached a few weeks ago by one of the groups involved in the tussle over the final resting place for the bones, which were uncovered in Leicester in September last year.

8 Apr 2013 - 8:25am

Nightclub fires 'just waiting to happen'

Nightclub fires 'just waiting to happen'

After 235 people died in a nightclub blaze in Brazil last month, Hong Kong police have warned that overcrowding in the city's major nightspots could result in a similar tragedy here.

6 Feb 2013 - 5:48am

Courts are keen to convict, claim lawyers

Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary speaking at the Foreign Correspondents' Club yesterday. Photo: Sam Tsang

Lawyers are suggesting that judges are becoming more inclined to convict defendants as growing numbers of former prosecutors join the bench.

This follows the appointment last week of four District Court judges, two of whom had held senior positions in the Department of Justice, including a former senior assistant director of public prosecutions.

8 Jan 2013 - 6:04am 1 comment

Lawyers warn of possible judicial interference

Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung. Photo: David Wong

The Bar Association has warned of possible interference with judicial independence as a result of the recent heated debate over seeking interpretations of the Basic Law from Beijing.

19 Dec 2012 - 3:20am 1 comment

Former CSD officers jailed for faking drug tests

Former correctional services officer Tang Kwai-man. Photo: May Tse

Two ex-correctional services officers were sentenced to three months in jail on Friday, for falsifying urine samples taken from released drug offenders.

Tang Kwai-man and Leung Siu-wing were each convicted in Eastern Court on one count of misconduct in public office, and were granted bail pending appeal.

5 Oct 2012 - 4:28pm

Hong Kong appeal court slashes fine for inside trader Du Jun

Du Jun

Hong Kong's biggest insider trader and former Morgan Stanley managing director Du Jun lost his appeal against his conviction but had his jail term cut and fine sharply reduced.

21 Sep 2012 - 4:03pm

Hong Kong businessman jailed for falsifying electoral roll ahead of poll

A company owner was jailed for four months yesterday for giving a false address to voter registration authorities before November's District Council election.

Lui Sze-kwok, 41, was found guilty at Kowloon City Court of knowingly making a false statement in a request to change his details on the voters' register.

19 Sep 2012 - 1:56pm