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LGBT Rights Progress in Hong Kong

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A few landmark cases in hong Kong have allowed same-sex couples to apply for dependent visas, to receive spousal benefits in the civil service and to jointly file tax returns.

Small Steps for Same-Sex Couples in China and the Region

Small Steps for Same-Sex Couples in China and the Region 1200 803 Matthew Love

Despite the fact that the marriage equality agenda is gaining momentum, much more still needs to be done in order to achieve the same rights and civil freedom rights for everyone.

Mixed Signals for LGBT Rights in Mainland China

Mixed Signals for LGBT Rights in Mainland China 1200 800 Matthew Love

The Chinese government’s “Three No’s policy” manages to avoid public discussions about LGBT rights while it also protects the central authorities from being accused of having an oppressive attitude towards the LGBT community and make a few steps in guaranteeing limited rights.

Foreign Domestic Helpers and the Right of Abode

Foreign Domestic Helpers and the Right of Abode 900 539 Matthew Love

Foreign domestic helpers are not considered to have “ordinary residence” in Hong Kong, therefore, they cannot meet the requirements for obtaining Right of Abode status.

Right of Abode vs. Right to Land

Right of Abode vs. Right to Land 598 417 Matthew Love

Individuals thinking about immigrating to Hong Kong should understand the rights afforded by each status before starting the visa application process

Mediation Focus Week: Mediation Styles

Mediation Focus Week: Mediation Styles 1397 877 Matthew Love

Not only is it important for parties to choose the right mediator for their situation, it’s equally important that the parties find the right style of mediation that best fits their specific needs.

Mediation Focus Week: The Structure of Mediation

Mediation Focus Week: The Structure of Mediation 1500 1125 Matthew Love

In order to maximize the likelihood of achieving a successful outcome, it’s important to understand the role each step plays in helping to guide the parties towards resolution.

Mediation Focus Week: Best Practices for Achieving Success

Mediation Focus Week: Best Practices for Achieving Success 653 382 Matthew Love

In order to maximize the chance of obtaining a successful outcome, there are several best practices to consider both before and during any mediation session.

Mediation Focus Week: The Pros & Cons of Mediation vs Arbitration

Mediation Focus Week: The Pros & Cons of Mediation vs Arbitration 800 1115 Matthew Love

While mediation and arbitration are both attractive alternatives to traditional litigation, it is important to know the key differences of each method before deciding which option is best for your dispute resolution needs.

Mediation Focus Week: What Is Mediation?

Mediation Focus Week: What Is Mediation? 550 380 Matthew Love

Before attempting to mediate your legal disputes, it’s important to understand how mediation’s unique procedural framework make it an attractive means of alternative dispute resolution.

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