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  1. Blow for human rights education after group disbanded

    Posted Jan 13th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron, Mimi Lau

    ... Liz Heron and Mimi Lau Plans to revamp a human-rights public education programme have been put on hold after the group charged with the task was disbanded. Members of the Human Rights Education Working Group were notified on Wednesday that their services were no longer required. A survey of public awareness of human rights, commissioned by the working group more than a year ago, ...

  2. Freed journalist decries 'arbitrary' jailing of human rights activist

    Posted Apr 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu Hong Kong journalist Ching Cheong has criticised the recent jailing of human rights activist Hu Jia on the mainland, saying that a civilised nation should not arbitrarily suppress ... the event, Ching said it revealed the nation's weakness. 'It shows that people in China cannot enjoy human rights under the rule of the Communist Party,' he said. 'It ...

  3. Human rights case over article angers free-speech fans

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong Vancouver Human rights cases are normally low-key, sedate affairs in Canada. They take place with little notice or fanfare in small boardrooms, and the issues are mostly personal grievances between individuals. But bigger stakes were being wagered at a human rights tribunal last week in Vancouver, with issues of Canadian identity, freedom of speech ...

  4. Human rights awards for Post writers and lensmen

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The South China Morning Post was honoured five times at the annual Human Rights Press Awards- the only Hong Kong-based newspaper singled out by competition judges. Didi Kirsten Tatlow ... first published in the Sunday Morning Post. Post editor C.K. Lau said he was pleased that such 'outstanding' work exposing violations of human rights had won recognition. The 12th ...

  5. The bizarre fall from grace of a human rights hero

    Posted Nov 09th 2008, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... of Marcus Einfeld is trumped only by the farcical events that led to it. The renowned former judge and human rights campaigner once helped spread the rule of law in some of the planet's most ... left his post as founding head of Australia's human rights watchdog after being accused of twice claiming compensation for the same lost overcoat. A PhD came from an American university ...

  6. 'What's wearing a bikini got to do with Tibet or human rights?'

    Posted May 11th 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... the focus was just on her and her boyfriend, Australian musician Nick Brazel, 27. 'I don't see how me wearing a bikini has anything to do with Tibet or human rights,' she said. ...

  7. Step up protection to eliminate rights abuses, say groups

    Posted Dec 10th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Legal professionals and human rights groups yesterday called for human rights protection to be stepped up in Hong Kong, on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In a joint statement, the Hong Kong Bar Association and the Law Society said lawyers, as guardians of the rule of law and freedoms, had a duty to challenge unjust laws. ...

  8. Written out of history

    Posted Dec 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing's attitude to human rights means a Chinese diplomat's key role in the UN's most important declaration on the topic has been forgotten, writes N.Jayaram Forty-eight of the 58 member countries backed the first international document to cover the full range of human rights when it was put to vote in the UN General Assembly 60 years ago tomorrow. All the Asian ...

  9. Consulate accused of age bias

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the private sector or between individuals cannot be redressed legally,' she said. Human Rights Monitor director Law Yuk-kai said the consulate's job advertisement appeared discriminatory, ... Albert Wong and Fanny W. Y. Fung The French consulate is under scrutiny for possible age discrimination after specifying an age range for a job that rights activists said did not seem ...

  10. Lawmakers call for right to privacy to be tightened

    Posted Aug 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu The right to privacy has come under scrutiny on the mainland, with legislators discussing tougher criminal penalties for officials caught disclosing citizens' personal information. One legislator has also called for greater punishment for online invasions of individuals' privacy. Mainland media quoted the lawmaker, Zhu Zhigang, as saying that 'human flesh ...




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