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PRISM Timeline
July 21, 2013
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 6/11/20....... [more]

Hong Kong high court rules transgender woman can marry
May 13, 2013
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 restr....... [more]

Hong Kong court hears challenge to leader's election
August 15, 2012
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 statement....... [more]

Federal court grants emergency order freezing trader assets in SEC case
July 29, 2012
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 Cana....... [more]

Hong Kong court allows lawsuit against Deutsche Bank to proceed
July 16, 2012
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 sale....... [more]

Chinese lawmaker challenges Hong Kong election results
July 6, 2012
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 sur....... [more]

Hong Kong court ruled inmates have constitutional right to vote
December 8, 2011
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 wil....... [more]

Hong Kong court upheld rejection of gay sex ban
September 20, 2011
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 engagi....... [more]

China grants immunity to foreign nations in Hong Kong courts
August 28, 2011
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 inter....... [more]

China activist abused by authorities: rights groups
February 11, 2011
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 relate....... [more]

Despite substantial improvements China's civil and political rights remain stalled
January 29, 2011
Joshua Rosenzweig: The past several years have been frustrating ones for those who hoped that growing international engagement with China would result in improvements in human rights in that country. While there is no question that economic and social development have brought substantial improvemen....... [more]




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