New UK law could challenge China over Hong Kong, but will it go far enough? – The Guardian

‘New UK human rights sanctions legislation set to be published in the next few weeks is being touted as a possible tool with which to confront Chinese officials over Hong Kong, but questions loom about whether the law’s range and impact can meet such high expectations.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2020

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Role of UK judges in Hong Kong appeal court comes under scrutiny – The Guardian

Posted July 3rd, 2020 in appeals, China, colonies, foreign jurisdictions, Hong Kong, judiciary, news by sally

‘The role of British judges who sit on Hong Kong’s highest court has come under intensive scrutiny as the new, Beijing-enforced national security law transforms the former colony’s legal freedoms.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2020

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C-19 damage: does international law hold any answers? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 1st, 2020 in China, coronavirus, damages, human rights, international law, news by sally

‘What is international law for, if it cannot be enforced against the country responsible for breach? That is the question raised by a recent report documenting a series of steps by the Chinese Communist party to conceal from the World Health Organisation and the rest of the world the outbreak and human-to-human transmission of coronavirus. If we want a rules-based international order to mean anything, the authors of the report point out, it must be upheld.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 1st June 2020

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Ofcom investigates CGTN over coverage of Hong Kong protests – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2019 in China, demonstrations, freedom of expression, Hong Kong, media, news by tracey

‘The Chinese state-backed news channel CGTN is under investigation by the British media regulator over claims its coverage of protests in Hong Kong breached broadcasting rules.’

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2019

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Is waste crime the “new narcotics”? Why the conviction of Biffa is important to criminal and regulatory lawyers – Insights from Christopher Sykes – Doughty Street Chambers

Posted July 9th, 2019 in China, environmental protection, news, prosecutions, waste by sally

‘Crime and punishment are common fodder for British newspapers. Offences of violence, sex, and dishonesty are the usual (and depressing) themes for journalists in need of a headline. Last month, however, the Metro covered the trial of a more unusual suspect.’

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Doughty Street Chambers, 4th July 2019

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Ofcom investigating CGTN for allegedly airing forced confession – The Guardian

Posted May 9th, 2019 in China, complaints, media, news, ombudsmen, privacy by tracey

‘The UK broadcasting regulator has launched a formal investigation into an allegation that China Global Television Network (CGTN), the international news channel of China Central Television (CCTV), aired a confession forced from a British private investigator while imprisoned in China.’

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The Guardian, 8th May 2019

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Firms face trade mark squatting woes – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 7th, 2017 in China, international law, law firms, news, trade marks by sally

‘International law firms face being held to ransom after falling foul of China’s problematic trade mark filing rules.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 6th June 2017

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Mentally ill Briton faces execution for smuggling heroin into China – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2009 in China, death penalty, drug offences, mental health, news by sally

“Lawyers warn that Akmal Shaikh, 53, who has delusional psychosis, could be shot dead in jail after reports that his second appeal has failed.”

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The Guardian, 11th October 2009

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