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Protected: China publishes national human rights action plan

Monday, April 13th, 2009

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選舉開支選舉呈請被駁回

Friday, April 10th, 2009

立法會資訊科技界別選舉中敗北的莫乃光指譚偉豪去年宣布參選前,透過有線電視廣告時段播放八輯《IT達人TALK》短片,涉及費用二十二萬元,與其宣布參選相距僅一周,惟譚偉豪未有將費用計入其申報的十八萬七千元選舉經費中。莫乃光質疑,對方實際選舉開支超出界別容許的三十三萬六千元上限,加上《廣播條例》本身禁止任何政治廣告出現在電視上,要求法庭宣布譚偉豪當選無效,但有關選舉呈請被高等法院駁回。

法 官在判詞中指出,雖然有關短片具有向資訊科技界宣傳譚偉豪的作用,但譚偉豪當時尚未正式宣布參選,短片不可能是宣傳其參選人身份,而且短片並無明示或暗示 公眾投票予譚偉豪,加上短片內容輕鬆(如介紹資訊科技界的流行衣着),難以被視為「政治」廣告。法官認為,在選前播放有關短片,不會對莫乃光構成不公。

至 於播放《IT達人TALK》涉及的二十二萬廣告費用,法官指出,由於短片很難介定為與選舉有密切關係,加上譚偉豪的代表律師指出,有線電視收取的二十二萬 元,是作為播放費用,而非製作費,因為短片的版權屬電視台所有,故法官同意,譚偉豪只需將宣布參選後,在個人網站轉載《IT達人TALK》涉及的兩萬元費 用計入選舉經費。不過,譚偉豪須修正在選舉開支中漏報逾三千元的經費,警方亦正就譚偉豪早前沒向選舉主任提交短片拷貝進行調查。

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Protected: Principles concerning dealings between government officials and academic institutions clarified

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

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Protected: More time to revise prisoner voting system

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

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Wu Bangguo: China can not copy western political system

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

China’s political reform is the further improvement of its own socialist political system and the country can not mechanically copy the western political system, said Wu Bangguo (chairman of the NPC) Monday.

China will actively draw on the fruits of the whole human civilization, including the beneficial achievements made in the political aspect, but “can by no means indiscriminately copy the western system”, said Wu.

“(We) will never exercise multi-party ruling in turn, the separation of legislative, executive and judicial powers or the bicameral system,” Wu said when delivering a work report of the NPC Standing Committee.


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Public consultation on post-service outside work by former directorate civil servants

Friday, February 20th, 2009

The Committee on Review of Post-service Outside Work for Directorate Civil Servants today (February 20) launched a two-month consultation exercise to seek views from the community and all other stakeholders on the control regime for post-service outside work for directorate civil servants.

[press release] [consultation document]

Public Consultation on Prisoners’ Voting Right

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

On 9 February 2009, the Hong Kong Government published the Consultation Document on Prisoners’ Voting Right to seek the public’s views on the policy options on the relaxation of the ban on prisoners’ voting right and the practical arrangements for prisoners and remanded unconvicted persons to vote.

Relating to the relaxation of the ban on prisoners’ voting right, the Government has put forward the following policy options:

(i)  to remove the existing disqualification provision under which the following people will be disqualified for voting:
(ii)  to disqualify prisoners from voting if they are serving a sentence of imprisonment for a sufficiently long period; and
(iii)  to disqualify prisoners from voting if they are serving a sentence of imprisonment for a sufficiently long period while enabling them to resume the right to vote in the last few years of imprisonment. [press release]

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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

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Blagojevich: ‘I Have Done Nothing Wrong’

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Chicago Governor defends himself in closing argument at impeachment trial.  Gov. Rod Blagojevich told the Illinois State Senate Thursday that he did not do anything illegal, that he was not receiving a fair impeachment trial, and that he should not be removed from office without the opportunity to call witnesses.

He said he always wanted a chance to “tell the whole story, have every single witness possible; have a chance to be able to show you here in the Senate, show the people of Illinois, show anybody who’s listening that I have done nothing wrong.” But because he couldn’t call witnesses at the hearing, Blagojevich said, that could not happen.

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宪政:中华民族复兴的要求

Friday, January 30th, 2009

陈弘毅在2009年第1期《炎黄春秋杂志》发表 “宪政:中华民族复兴的要求” 一文,认为在法治和宪政方面学习西方的经验、制度和技术,实现宪政,不但与中国文化的主体性和我们的民族自尊完全没有矛盾,而且更是中华文明全面复兴的伟大事业的要求

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