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

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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