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Bystanders face up to 20 years’ jail for failing to report child abuse under proposed law change in Hong Kong

Published Sep 10 2021 at 9:55 AM GMT
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  • Bystanders face up to 20 years in prison if they fail to protect children or other vulnerable people from death or serious harm under a new offence proposed by Hong Kong’s Law Reform Commission to close a legal loophole when perpetrators of abuse are difficult to identify.
  • In a report released on Friday, the government-appointed commission recommended the offence be introduced for those failing to report serious physical injury or psychological and psychiatric harm to a child or vulnerable adult….




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  • Published Sep 10, 2021 9:55 AM GMT