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End Crime With Harm? Castration For Sexual Offenders In Hong Kong, Max Hua Chen Dec 2022

End Crime With Harm? Castration For Sexual Offenders In Hong Kong, Max Hua Chen

San Diego International Law Journal

The issue of post-conviction treatment of sex offenders has been the subject of debate and changes to State legislation, particularly in respect of paedophile offences. One such treatment method is through chemical or physical castration on either a mandatory or a voluntary basis. In this regard, some States have implemented these measures for certain paedophile offences. Hong Kong (HK) has no such laws in place. Researchers such as William Winslade and his colleagues highlighted that whilst paedophilia may not be a stringently defined condition, it is one which involves a “reinforcing [pattern] of sexual behaviors,” with the result that sexual …


Basel Iii And Credit Risk Measurement: Variations Among G20 Countries, Matt Schlickenmaier Nov 2012

Basel Iii And Credit Risk Measurement: Variations Among G20 Countries, Matt Schlickenmaier

San Diego International Law Journal

Most countries require banks to hold extra capital to protect against unforeseen financial calamities; banks with riskier loans must hold more capital than those with safer loans. Basel II, a set of international banking standards, allows banks to measure a loan’s risk in different ways: some banks make their own judgments; others use outside agencies. The recent mortgage crisis prompted banks to reevaluate these methods, in part due to banks having failed to perceive the high level of risk inherent in securitized mortgages. The international community’s response was Basel III, an updated version of its previous standards. This Comment will …


The Political Economy Of Hong Kong's Open Skies Legal Regime: An Empirical And Theoretical Exploration, Miron Mushkat, Roda Mushkat Mar 2009

The Political Economy Of Hong Kong's Open Skies Legal Regime: An Empirical And Theoretical Exploration, Miron Mushkat, Roda Mushkat

San Diego International Law Journal

Hong Kong has generally followed a libertarian path on the external economic front, maintaining a widely open trade and investment platform. Its policy regarding the now well-established "open skies" system qualifies as something of an aberration, albeit obviously not to the same extent as its far more inward-looking immigration strategies. This pattern can effectively be placed in the appropriate theoretical context and the territory’s experience in that respect may offer relevant analytical insights into the evolution of international legal regimes, particularly those with a distinct regulatory focus and essentially bilateral in nature.


The Proliferation Of Global Reits And The Cross-Borderization Of The Asian Market, Julius L. Sokol May 2008

The Proliferation Of Global Reits And The Cross-Borderization Of The Asian Market, Julius L. Sokol

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After a brief discussion on the history of REITs, this Article goes on to analyze their importance and role within the global and Asian economy. Next, the underlying motivations for legal amendments to the REIT structures are discussed, as well as the socio-economic benefits associated with coordinating liberal REIT legislation throughout Asia. Subsequently, this article analyzes the various regulatory aspects of the regimes in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand and Malaysia. In exploring their shortcomings, comparisons are made to the highly successful United States REIT structure. Given the history of our nation's regime, it goes without saying that …


Human Rights Approaches Of Corruption Control Mechanisms - Enhancing The Hong Kong Experience Of Corruption Prevention Strategies, C. Raj Kumar May 2004

Human Rights Approaches Of Corruption Control Mechanisms - Enhancing The Hong Kong Experience Of Corruption Prevention Strategies, C. Raj Kumar

San Diego International Law Journal

This Article is intended to make a case for promoting transparency in governance policies from a human rights perspective so as to argue for the development of a human right to good governance in Hong Kong. Secondly, it analyzes the work of the Independent Commission against Corruption (ICAC) in Hong Kong and addresses certain concerns in improving the efficiency of the ICAC. Thirdly, it argues that rights against corruption in Hong Kong should move beyond a law enforcement and public policy issue and attain the status of a human right. Fourthly, this Article examines the growth and development of international …


Hong Kong Right Of Abode: Ng Siu Tung & (And) Others V. Director Of Immigration - Constitutional And Human Rights At The Mercy Of China, Teresa Martin May 2004

Hong Kong Right Of Abode: Ng Siu Tung & (And) Others V. Director Of Immigration - Constitutional And Human Rights At The Mercy Of China, Teresa Martin

San Diego International Law Journal

This Comment argues that the Court's refusal to sidestep the Standing Committee's reinterpretation using either the Doctrine of Legitimate Expectation, or the judgments previously rendered clause in the Basic Law, signifies its capitulation to the Standing Committee, and its inability to protect constitutional rights and/or human rights in Hong Kong. This Comment will first give a brief background on the concept of one country, two systems and the drafting of the basic law. Second, it will introduce the Right of Abode cases, and explain the constitutional crisis of 1999. Third, it analyzes Ng Siu Tung & Others v. Director of …


Politics Without Democracy: A Study Of The New Principal Officials Accountability In Hong Kong, Christine Loh, Richard Cullen May 2003

Politics Without Democracy: A Study Of The New Principal Officials Accountability In Hong Kong, Christine Loh, Richard Cullen

San Diego International Law Journal

his Article seeks to discuss a range of issues related to the POAS. These issues include: The "one country, two systems" framework; The background to the introduction of the POAS; The fundamentals of the POAS; The notion of accountability pre- and post-POAS; An evaluation of executive government systems; The issues arising from the implementation of POAS; and, A best practice ministerial model for Hong Kong.