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  1. Human rights are international matter

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... congressional committee. However, his logic is flawed when he compares this to a Chinese reaction to human rights violations at Guantanamo Bay. Not only is it perfectly legitimate for one country to examine human rights violations by another, but it is in fact mandated under international law. Not only are countries encouraged to be frank about their human rights shortcomings, ...

  2. US push on human rights divides parties

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung There has been a mixed reaction in South Korea to the US Senate's approval of a bill designed to pressure North Korea into improving its record on human rights. The leader of South Korea's ruling Uri Party warned that the North Korea Human Rights Act 2004 could backfire and severely damage inter-Korean relations. 'It is very desirable to improve ...

  3. The truth about human rights

    Posted Mar 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Last Monday, US State Department spokesman Richard Boucher proclaimed that China was 'backsliding on key human rights issues in a variety of areas'. America then put forward a motion to condemn China at the annual UN human rights conference in Geneva. What is happening? Is this a White House smokescreen for domestic political consumption in an election year? Maybe old ...

  4. Human rights and wrongs

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching A curious thing happened on China's human rights front last week. Three women, part of the 'Tiananmen mothers' group of activists headed by Ding Zilin, were ... for unspecified 'illegal activities'. The women had apparently videoed testimony to be shown to the UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva. No doubt, Beijing was embarrassed that its own ...

  5. Corporate human rights police should start by looking in the mirror

    Posted Jul 30th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... place if all companies observed their provisions for human rights. But when two Hong Kong University researchers made that point in an article we published yesterday on our opinions page, 'Hong Kong Inc's human rights test', they forgot about what the shareholders might say. Corporate responsibility does not start in the boardroom. It starts in the stock market. ...

  6. Human rights should be added to talks agenda

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... preferable. The latest reports from dissidents and defectors concerning political torture in North Korea mean that the negotiators need to seek guarantees on human rights and basic freedoms as well ...

  7. Ride out for justice and human rights, parties are urged

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung A pro-democracy group yesterday urged political parties to concentrate on social justice, human rights and bread-and-butter issues, rather than smearing each other ahead of next month's elections. Civil Human Rights Front also announced its 'people's agenda'- a guide to help voters decide who to select when they go to the polls. Group convenor ...

  8. No one should pay for their human rights

    Posted Dec 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... right of proof of his birth and residency right. If the answer was yes, how would that affect the many other human rights that we regard as inalienable? To be sure, Mr Chan's suggestion has ... Declaration of Human Rights. It stipulates that 'everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state' and that 'everyone has the right to leave ...

  9. Minimum wage issue is about human rights too

    Posted Oct 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... issue of human rights. Mr Kanji believes employers should be free to pay employees the lowest amount they can get away with, regardless of how much they can afford. I suspect that he has never ... attacks on 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung (October 21). Legislator Leung was democratically chosen, so what right does Mr Chan have to determine whether he is fit to be in Legco? I am proud ...

  10. Privacy commission chief chosen to lead EOC

    Posted Dec 16th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Human rights groups question 5-year appointment of Raymond Tang Privacy Commissioner Raymond Tang Yee-bong has been appointed to head the Equal Opportunities Commission for the next five years, the longest term given to any chief of the anti-bias body. Human rights groups questioned the wisdom of the appointment because it cuts almost two years off the term of his ...




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