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  1. Beijing takes first step to protect property, human rights

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... property rights and human rights. The Communist Party Central Committee also proposed enshrining former president Jiang Zemin's Theory of the Three Represents in the constitution, along ... 'guiding principles of the nation' along with the ideology of Marxism, Leninism, Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. Nicolas Becquelin, research director of Human Rights in China, said the inclusion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439109/beijing-takes-first-step-protect-property-human-rights
  2. Writ seeks to nullify Human Rights Monitor committee election

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Magdalen Chow Lawsuit claims applicants excluded from contentious vote A member of Human Rights Monitor yesterday filed a lawsuit in an attempt to nullify the recent election of its ... a treasurer and a secretary. In the High Court writ, Ms Baquedqued is suing Human Rights Monitor for breaching its 1997 constitution by unlawfully admitting members between March and October. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/435177/writ-seeks-nullify-human-rights-monitor-committee-election
  3. Human Rights Monitor faces internal writ

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Magdalen Chow A member of Human Rights Monitor yesterday filed a lawsuit in an attempt to nullify the recent election of its executive committee, saying the voting was unconstitutional. ... is suing Human Rights Monitor for breaching its 1997 constitution by unlawfully admitting members between March and October. They were allowed to attend the meeting and vote. But about 150 people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/435173/human-rights-monitor-faces-internal-writ
  4. Human rights principles

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for speaking to the press was against the principles endorsed by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights'. I believe that Professor Kwok has misconveyed what the Paris Principles are. There is no question of a private contractual dispute between employer and employee amounting to a breach of the Principles, which are about the status of national human rights institutions. Although the EOC ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432456/human-rights-principles
  5. Human rights abuse in Aceh horrendous, says researcher

    Posted Nov 17th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... province of Aceh has resulted in grave human rights abuses and a humanitarian crisis, claims an Australian researcher who spent five months in an Aceh prison. Lesley McCulloch, a senior fellow ... they're backed by the military,' she said. 'Everything that happened in East Timor is happening in Aceh.' The Malaysian human rights organisation Suaram and the Jakarta office ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434958/human-rights-abuse-aceh-horrendous-says-researcher
  6. Army using Acehnese as human shields

    Posted Sep 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on Sunday, according to the Jakarta Post. Human rights groups say the operation resembles the military's 'fence of legs' campaign in East Timor during the 1970s, when civilians were ... violations.' However, Acehnese human rights groups say the civilians are being used as human shields to protect the soldiers and are forced to join the operations. 'If they don't want to join ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428283/army-using-acehnese-human-shields
  7. Exploitation or human nature?

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter 'What is loveliness?' (September 14), by Richard Watkins, which answered my 'Victorian morals' a day earlier. For the most part, Mr Watkins is right on target. He has a firm grip on the reality of the business of advertising when he says that we, our visuals and our messages, are intrusive. Our mission is to sell something and to do so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428172/exploitation-or-human-nature
  8. Watchdog faces pressure to resign

    Posted Oct 24th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Firing breached human rights treaties, says academic A non-governmental organisation and academic yesterday called for the resignation of Michael Wong, warning that international treaties on the conduct of human rights and specialised institutions had been breached. The director of the Society for Community Organisation, Ho Hei-wah, said the group did not have high ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432118/watchdog-faces-pressure-resign
  9. Rights and wrongs

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Marianne Kearney, JAKARTA In post-reform Indonesia, democracy and human rights have become popular buzzwords. They are bandied around not just by activists and politicians, but most often ... of human rights during ex-president Suharto's 32-year rule. Thus, it should be no surprise that the Minister for Human Rights and Justice, Yusril Izha Mahendra, complained last week that his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436764/rights-and-wrongs
  10. Hypocrisy over cruelty to animals

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to 'Protest and be damned' (Sunday Morning Post, July 20). The profile of Ingrid Newkirk, president of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), illustrates the distinction society makes between what it calls cruel and what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422967/hypocrisy-over-cruelty-animals

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