After an awful year, everything possible must be done in 2021 to provide our children with a future which is decent, happy and safe. Photo: Shutterstock After an awful year, everything possible must be done in 2021 to provide our children with a future which is decent, happy and safe. Photo: Shutterstock
After an awful year, everything possible must be done in 2021 to provide our children with a future which is decent, happy and safe. Photo: Shutterstock
Grenville Cross
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Grenville Cross

Hong Kong’s child abuse laws must be updated as a matter of urgency in 2021

  • Risks to children have risen during the coronavirus pandemic and the antiquated law must be extended to cover emotional abuse and neglect, sexual grooming, cyberbullying and doxxing

After an awful year, everything possible must be done in 2021 to provide our children with a future which is decent, happy and safe. Photo: Shutterstock After an awful year, everything possible must be done in 2021 to provide our children with a future which is decent, happy and safe. Photo: Shutterstock
After an awful year, everything possible must be done in 2021 to provide our children with a future which is decent, happy and safe. Photo: Shutterstock
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Grenville Cross

Grenville Cross

Grenville Cross SC is a criminal justice analyst, a barrister (Queen’s counsel and senior counsel), and vice-chairman of the senate of the International Association of Prosecutors. He is sentencing editor of Hong Kong Cases and Archbold Hong Kong, and co-author of Sentencing in Hong Kong. He was the director of public prosecutions from 1997 to 2009.