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  1. Police to go on human rights course

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur It is back to the classroom for 170 of Malaysia's most senior police officers- to learn the basics of human rights. Sending the officers, all heads ... unchanged for decades. 'Some of them have no idea what human rights is all about,' Inspector-General of Police Bakri Omar said when launching the two-week course yesterday. 'That ...

  2. Christine Loh lands key human rights post

    Posted Oct 13th 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Hong Kong citizen to be appointed to co-chair the New York-based Human Rights in China organisation. She will hold the position with prominent China observer Andrew Nathan, a Columbia University professor of political science. Founded by Chinese students and academics in March 1989, the group has been vocal in reporting human rights abuses on the mainland and appealing ...

  3. Crusading for human rights

    Posted Aug 31st 2006, 12:00am by Carrie Chan, Celine Sun

    ... it or not, the socialite-turned-actress has been promoting human rights on her website- telling us all to eradicate poverty and hunger. This is perhaps why the Los Angeles-based group Youth for Human Rights International gave her a human-rights and youth-hero award. She was even listed as an 'Asian celebrity' on its website. 'When I was young, I asked my dad what human rights ...

  4. Trauma endures after 30 years of human rights abuses

    Posted Dec 09th 2006, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Movement- were accused of grave human rights abuses. One of the bleakest periods was from 1989 to 1998. Amnesty International estimated that the security forces killed about 2,000 civilians, including children, women and the elderly. Serious abuses were also committed during the offensive launched by Jakarta in May 2003. Human Rights Watch documented that the military continued ...

  5. A blind side to human rights in China

    Posted Aug 11th 2006, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... Greg Barns Former Canadian politician David Kilgour and human rights lawyer David Matas have unwittingly exposed the current dynamics that drive Australia's relationship with China. ... is providing succour to those Australians who think that their country ought to be more robust and confrontational in taking China to task over human-rights abuses. But Canberra seems determined ...

  6. Pinochet case a turning point in human rights battle

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the changed global human rights situation he prompted. The suffering his orders inflicted during the 1970s and 1980s was so horrendous that the world has vowed that past and present leaders must ... to be brought before courts with international human rights standards as the basis for trials. There can be no national reconciliation and countries will not be able to move confidently into the future ...

  7. US must lead by example on human rights

    Posted Mar 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The United States has been forced to defend its reputation for respecting and upholding human rights against evidence of mistreatment of prisoners in the 'war against terror'. But this has not deterred it from issuing another annual report on human rights abuses by other countries- the latest of which we report today. Even before the abuses that followed the September 11 ...

  8. Hunger strikers seek improved mainland human rights

    Posted Dec 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Activists will stage a 24-hour new year hunger strike in Mong Kok in support of human rights on the mainland. The protest, organised by the Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic ... Year's Eve. 'We hope the new year will bring better civil rights safeguards on the mainland,' alliance spokesman Lee Cheuk-yan said, referring to a series of incidents in past years ...

  9. City a focal point for human rights organisations in Asia

    Posted Jun 09th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... in Hong Kong- 'the very heart of human rights in Asia'. Following him on the podium was The Frontier lawmaker Emily Lau Wai-hing, who raised serious questions about self-censorship dictated by news bosses in the city. Basil Fernando, executive director of the Asian Human Rights Commission followed. A plethora of regional and international rights groups have established ...

  10. Mainland law lays bare a human rights dilemma

    Posted Mar 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A new public order law introduced on the mainland has created a rather unusual human rights dilemma. The law is intended to ensure that the relatives of people detained for certain ... the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong that the new requirement safeguarded the 'human rights' of suspects, and thus was a sign of improvement in the rule of law ...




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