Archive for February, 2014

Highlights from “Rights Litigation, Law and Political Reform in China”

Last week, Penn Law hosted a panel discussion on “Rights Litigation, Law and Political Reform in China”in Fitts Auditorium. The event was divided into two parts: the first part consisted of a panel in which the speakers discussed what the state of the rule of law in China was, and the second part consisted of a [...]

Published by admin on February 27th, 2014 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

HK boosting arbitration role

For years, Vietnam and Hong Kong have built strong ties whether in terms of trade, tourism or otherwise. Given my role as the Secretary for Justice of Hong Kong, my focus is naturally law-related.
Without seeking to downplay the importance of other contributing factors, it is clear that the effectiveness of our legal system, legal infrastructure, [...]

Published by admin on February 26th, 2014 tagged Uncategorized | 28 Comments »

Arbitrator: A-Rod suspended for 2014 season

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will be suspended for the entire 2014 regular season and postseason, arbitrator Fredric Horowitz ruled on Saturday.
Major League Baseball had sought a 211-game suspension based on what has been described as overwhelming evidence that Rodriguez not only obtained illegal performance-enhancing substances from the now-shuttered Biogenesis anti-aging clinic in South Florida, but [...]

Published by admin on February 25th, 2014 tagged Uncategorized | 46 Comments »

China Courts and IT

Courts in China’s Guangdong Province are adopting new ways in order to track and monitor the large numbers of cases that crowd their dockets every day; they have taken to using modern information technology (IT) to assist them with making their work more efficient and the overall legal system much more manageable.
The “China Daily” newspaper [...]

Published by admin on February 24th, 2014 tagged Uncategorized | 2 Comments »