7/16/2013: Nineteen organizations file suit against the NSA for violation of their First Amendment right of association.
6/23/2013: Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong for Moscow after Hong Kong denies a US request for extradition.
6/21/2013: Edward Snowden is charged with espionage in the US
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Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal ruled Monday that a law prohibiting a transgender woman from marrying her boyfriend was invalid under the Chinese constitution. The law had been interpreted to hold that only a person's gender at birth could be considered for the purposes of marriage, which is ...[read more]
A court in Hong Kong has begun the hearing challenging the election of Hong Kong's new leader Leung Chun-ying. Chairman of the Chinese Democratic Party Albert Ho filed two separate lawsuits last month seeking to overturn the election results, claiming that Leung made false and misleading ...[read more]
The US District Court for the Southern District of New York granted an emergency order Friday freezing the assets of traders operating in Hong Kong and Singapore. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is accusing the brokers of insider trading related to the July 23 acquisition of ...[read more]
A Hong Kong judge on Monday ruled against Deutsche Bank AG on a motion to dismiss a developer's rental fraud lawsuit. Judge A.T. Reyes for the Court of First Instance of the High Court held that the claims brought by the developer Tin Lik should be resolved at trial. Lik claims that during his ...[read more]
Chairman of the Chinese Democratic Party Albert Ho on Thursday challenged the election of Hong Kong's new leader Leung Chun-ying. Ho filed two separate lawsuits seeking to overturn the election results, claiming that Leung made false and misleading statements during the election. Leung, a land ...[read more]
On December 8, 2008, the Court of First Instance of the High Court of Hong Kong ruled that prison inmates have a constitutional right to vote pursuant to the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Specifically, the court referenced Article 21 of the UDHR, which states that the people's ...[read more]
On September 20, 2006, the Hong Kong Court of Appeal upheld a 2005 ruling which declared that laws prohibiting gay sex are unconstitutional, discriminatory, and violate Hong Kong's Basic Law and the Bill of Rights. The challenged law had authorized life sentences for men under 21 convicted of ...[read more]
China's National People's Congress (NPC) on Friday adopted an interpretation of certain articles of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, removing lawsuits against sovereign nations from the jurisdiction of Hong Kong courts. The Standing Committee of the NPC adopted an ...[read more]
Prominent Chinese rights activist Chen Guangcheng and his wife have been "beaten senseless" by authorities, according to Friday reports from China Aid and Hong Kong-based Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD). Chen, who is blind, is currently under house arrest, and the beating may have been ...[read more]