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Causing or Allowing the Death or Serious Harm of a Child or Vulnerable Adult (Hong Kong Law Reform Commission Consultation Paper)
The Causing or Allowing the Death of a Child or Vulnerable Adult Sub-committee of the Hong Kong Law Reform Commission issued a consultation paper on 16 May 2019 making a preliminary proposal recommending that the Government introduce an offence of “failure to protect a child or vulnerable person where the child's or vulnerable person’s death or serious harm results from an unlawful act or neglect”. The Sub-committee recommends defining a “vulnerable person” as & ...
In light of recent events that have raised issues about doctor-patient confidentiality, CMEL HKU has put together a short series discussing some related questions.   
Eastern and Western Perspectives on Surrogacy
Editors: Jens M. Scherpe Reader in Comparative Law and Director of Cambridge Family Law, the University of Cambridge Cheng Yu Tung Visiting Professor in Law, the University of Hong Kong Honorary Professor, the University of Aalborg Academic Door Tenant, Queen Elizabeth Building, London Claire Fenton-glynn Lecturer in Law, the University of Cambridge Associate Member, Harcourt Chambers, London Terry Kaan Associate Professor of Law & Co-Direc ...
English court decision: An NHS Trust and others v Y (by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) and another [2018] UKSC 46
Supreme Court of the United Kingdom rules that prior application to court is not necessarily required before clinically assisted nutrition and hydration can be withdrawn from a patient with a prolonged disorder of consciousness
An NHS Trust and others v Y (by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) and another [2018] UKSC 46   The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom ruled that neither the domestic law nor the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”) made it mandatory, in every case, to apply to the court for approval before clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (“CANH”) could be withdrawn from a patient with a prolonged disorder of consciousness (“PDOC”) ...
Singapore court decision: UKM v Attorney-General [2018] SGHCF 18 -
Singapore court allows gay man’s application to adopt biological son conceived through surrogate mother
Singapore court decision: UKM v Attorney-General [2018] SGHCF 18 Facts: The appellant had been in a long-term relationship with his same-sex partner. They decided to raise a child together and paid a surrogate mother in the United States to carry and deliver a baby conceived through in vitro fertilisation, in which procedure the appellant’s sperm and the egg of an anonymous donor were used. Subsequently, the surrogate mother gave birth to the appellant’s biological son (“th ...
Volunteer Rescuers and Good Samaritan Law in Hong Kong
30 November, 2018 While the debut of the blue mannequin-like Fire Services Department mascot “Anyone” (“任何仁”), as well as the message it promotes (“Anyone can save lives in emergencies!”), has become massively popular in Hong Kong, it has also raised some concerns about whether those who attempt to follow this message may be held legally liable for doing so if something goes wrong with the rescue attempt. Hong Kong follows the English common law position, wh ...

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