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Hong Kong must ensure equal access to justice for the mentally disabled
Rights of disabled in Hong Kong must be fully respected in light of court judgment on killing of autistic boy
Court of Final Appeal building is a timeless symbol of Hong Kong's most cherished legal ideals
Wrongful arrest of autistic man shows Hong Kong is failing in its duties to protect rights of disabled
The grim picture of roadside air pollution on Hong Kong Island
Disabled or not, everyone is equal in our society
Government should rethink blanket incentives for shippers with new regulation due soon
Wrong to put blame on country parks for Hong Kong's housing woes
How Peel Street reminds of principles still relevant to policing in Hong Kong
Overcoming disability bias is key to equality

The Equal Opportunities Commission has initiated a consultation exercise over the review of our discrimination law. A major area of consultation is in disability equality and rights.

7 Oct 2014 - 4:02AM

The Equal Opportunities Commission has initiated a consultation exercise over the review of our discrimination law. A major area of consultation is in disability equality and rights.

Overcoming disability bias is key to equality
Reopening of Salisbury Road crossing a step in the right direction

Perhaps it matters little to most people, but from earlier this month, it has been possible to safely cross Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, between The Peninsula hotel and the Space Museum, after the reopening of a pedestrian crossing.

19 Sep 2014 - 1:14AM

Perhaps it matters little to most people, but from earlier this month, it has been possible to safely cross Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, between The Peninsula hotel and the Space Museum, after the reopening of a pedestrian crossing.

Reopening of Salisbury Road crossing a step in the right direction
It's high time to reasonably adjust our disability laws

The prominent Oxford scientist Richard Dawkins recently issued a controversial tweet advising a woman to "abort it and try again" if she was pregnant with a baby with Down's syndrome. He said "it would be immoral to bring it into the world if you have the choice".

2 Sep 2014 - 4:43AM

The prominent Oxford scientist Richard Dawkins recently issued a controversial tweet advising a woman to "abort it and try again" if she was pregnant with a baby with Down's syndrome. He said "it would be immoral to bring it into the world if you have the choice".

It's high time to reasonably adjust our disability laws
Patriotism on the bench? There's not much of a case

Judicial independence is at the core of the rule of law ideal. Judicial process can be viewed as a reasoning process based on rules, principles, norms, values and facts leading to an authoritative judgment.

29 Jul 2014 - 5:12AM

Judicial independence is at the core of the rule of law ideal. Judicial process can be viewed as a reasoning process based on rules, principles, norms, values and facts leading to an authoritative judgment.

Patriotism on the bench? There's not much of a case
Hong Kong must consider wider impact of its energy choices

As part of the government's three-month public consultation on Hong Kong's fuel mix for electricity generation, two options have been put forward for discussion.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

As part of the government's three-month public consultation on Hong Kong's fuel mix for electricity generation, two options have been put forward for discussion.

Hong Kong must consider wider impact of its energy choices
Mutual trust the only way to resolve electoral reform impasse

The government invites people to talk to achieve a shared vision of universal suffrage. But to engage people to communicate meaningfully in a fragmented society suffering from deep identity and governability crises is a mission impossible.

27 May 2014 - 4:22AM

The government invites people to talk to achieve a shared vision of universal suffrage. But to engage people to communicate meaningfully in a fragmented society suffering from deep identity and governability crises is a mission impossible.

Mutual trust the only way to resolve electoral reform impasse
Put pedestrians first in Central

When was the last time you walked along Des Voeux Road Central? Those of us who work in Central probably spend a fair share of our time there every working day, dodging people and obstacles on the crowded pavements.

2 May 2014 - 3:49AM

When was the last time you walked along Des Voeux Road Central? Those of us who work in Central probably spend a fair share of our time there every working day, dodging people and obstacles on the crowded pavements.

Put pedestrians first in Central
When it comes to autism, Hong Kong's laws are decades behind

The United Nations has designated April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day since 2008. This year, the UN secretary general called for more efforts in education, job opportunities and other measures.

8 Apr 2014 - 4:59AM

The United Nations has designated April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day since 2008. This year, the UN secretary general called for more efforts in education, job opportunities and other measures.

When it comes to autism, Hong Kong's laws are decades behind
Ideas on government from the past give insight into our present
Sometimes the fight against might is the way to justice

Simone Weil, an influential French philosopher, once remarked: "He who knows the empire of might and how not to respect it is capable of love and justice." Might, according to Weil, turns a human being who is subjected to it into a thing.

24 Dec 2013 - 5:15AM

Simone Weil, an influential French philosopher, once remarked: "He who knows the empire of might and how not to respect it is capable of love and justice." Might, according to Weil, turns a human being who is subjected to it into a thing.

Sometimes the fight against might is the way to justice
It's vital that justice holds the balance of power
Regulations needed to curb ship emissions
Legislation needed to ensure educational rights for all

Hong Kong needs rights-based law and policies of inclusive education. The chairwoman and rapporteur of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child were in town last week. They were invited by local NGO the Hong Kong Committee on Children's Rights to meet the people and investigate the city, before they returned to Geneva to consider the government's report in September.

27 Aug 2013 - 4:42AM

Hong Kong needs rights-based law and policies of inclusive education. The chairwoman and rapporteur of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child were in town last week. They were invited by local NGO the Hong Kong Committee on Children's Rights to meet the people and investigate the city, before they returned to Geneva to consider the government's report in September.

Legislation needed to ensure educational rights for all
Government must insist on taking polluting vehicles off our roads
Hong Kong hosting Better Air Quality Conference - with a red face
Right to make the city their home sets Hongkongers apart
Cruise ships must use cleaner fuel at Kai Tak

Because of the filthy, high-sulphur bunker fuel cruise ships are known to be burning, at locations virtually at the heart of the city and close to Hong Kong's population centres and commercial districts, environmental groups have been vocal in recent months about cruise ship emissions and the adverse impact on public health.

22 Mar 2013 - 4:00AM

Because of the filthy, high-sulphur bunker fuel cruise ships are known to be burning, at locations virtually at the heart of the city and close to Hong Kong's population centres and commercial districts, environmental groups have been vocal in recent months about cruise ship emissions and the adverse impact on public health.

Cruise ships must use cleaner fuel at Kai Tak