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Pam Baker

A champion for justice

PAM BAKER IS NOT known to mince her words. The 71-year-old solicitor, who has become a household name while fighting for unpopular causes in the name of justice, has never been afraid to speak her mind.

Friday, 26 October, 2001, 12:00am

Pam Baker

ON FEBRUARY 1, Pam Baker - lawyer, thorn in the side of the Government and (to use the sort of quaint expression to which she is wonderfully prone) all-round good egg - closed her office in Mongkok. 'What's that awful word? Downsizing. That's what we were doing. We said we're not going to do any more of these big cases with Legal Aid.

28 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Overstayers' sit-in swells, officials stall

About 100 more mainlanders joined a 300-strong sit-in yes terday as officials stalled on deciding whether to allow them to stay.

The decision had been expected yesterday, but was delayed until at least today because of the 'very serious and far-reaching' implications.

20 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

CBE plea

I missed Pam Baker's name from the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Her recent successes in pressing the case, successfully for the human rights of many of the people held in detention centres in Hong Kong, are the result of 15 years of mostly unpaid or voluntary work on behalf of the downtrodden and 'deprived' in Hong Kong.

12 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Anxieties motivating migrants' reactions

REFUGEE Concern spokesman Pam Baker said last night that pure desperation was taking its toll as inmates became more anxious and demoralised by their situation in Hong Kong camps as 1997 drew nearer.

'You can take the atmosphere in the camp and cut it into slices,' she said, commenting on yesterday's hostage drama.

7 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Aid workers in attack on 'feeble' report

AID workers employed in the camps said yesterday they were disturbed at the report, which appeared to have overlooked the main issues.

''We are shocked at the feebleness of the report and very disappointed. The JPs who made the investigation and report have essentially behaved as Government servants,'' a statement by Refugee Concern said.

16 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Hands off Pam

THE correspondent, who did not give his or her name, accuses Pam Baker of ''hypocrisy'' (Sunday Morning Post, March 20) in that she ''complains about unwanted publicity'' in the article, ''Lone Hope Against Forced Repatriation'' (Sunday Morning Post, March 13), while ''the fact is Ms Baker is relishing the publicity''.

3 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Courting publicity

IN the article ''Lone hope against forced repatriation'' (Sunday Morning Post, March 13), Pam Baker complains about unwanted publicity and the burden of being considered the ''mother'' of hope for asylum seekers.

20 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

She fights the law

WHEN Pam Baker was nine, she and her sister were sent from their home in Scotland to seek refuge from World War II with a wealthy aunt in South Africa. Yet despite the aunt's riches, they lived in the servants' quarters, served at the table and wore dresses made from last year's curtains.

8 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Probe over Viet visits complaint

CLAIMS by lawyer Pam Baker that she was refused access to clients at the Tai A Chau Detention Centre have prompted a police investigation.

17 Nov 1993 - 12:00am