The UN Human Rights Committee urged China on Thursday to ensure universal suffrage in Hong Kong, including both the right to vote and the right to stand for election without unreasonable restrictions. Currently, the Chinese government plans to allow only Beijing loyalists to stand in 2017 ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist Shubhankar Dam, of the Singapore Management University, proposes a solution to the underlying issues which caused the ongoing protests in Hong Kong ... Nearly three weeks after they began, Hong Kong's student-led protests show little signs of abating. Parts of the central ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist William Partlett, of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, discusses recent reforms to Russia's judicial system ... Russia is well known for having poor rule of law. Recent empirical research, however, suggests that this reputation is not completely justified. ...[read more]
The Hong Kong police department on Friday cleared the main government compound of pro-democracy supporters who occupied the area in protest. It is reported that supporters were subdued with pepper spray and 60 arrests were made. The pro-democracy protesters and supporters are a part of an movement ...[read more]
Chinese writer Huang Zerong, known also by his pen name Tie Liu, was detained by Chinese authorities Sunday morning for allegedly publishing articles critical of Communist Party propaganda chief Liu Yunshan. According to the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post, the 81-year-old writer was " ...[read more]
A Hong Kong court has ruled that Chinese businessman Dr. Albert Yeung Sau Shing, chairman of the Emperor Group conglomerate, may continue his defamation suit against Google over the autocomplete function of the company's search engine which suggests links connecting Yeung to organized crime ...[read more]
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]