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

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

    ... former judge and human rights campaigner once helped spread the rule of law in some of the planet's most hostile spots. Now he is facing jail and being struck off as a lawyer after admitting ... was not in Australia on the dates concerned. Off the road Einfeld's reputation was also hitting the skids. It was revealed he had left his post as founding head of Australia's human rights watchdog ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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, ...

  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. Human leg found in sea off Lamma

    Posted Aug 06th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Marine police have launched an investigation after a right leg was found floating in the sea off Lamma Island yesterday. The limb was found in waters off Tai Wan To on Lamma by a male villager, surnamed Chan, shortly after noon. The 50-year-old called police. Marine officers searched the area but found no other human body parts, a police spokesman said. Officers from ...

  8. Beijing tells of 'historic strides'

    Posted Dec 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland has made 'historic developments in human rights', a senior official of the State Council's Information Office has said. 'The Communist Party and the Chinese government have ... made arduous efforts to strengthen and protect human rights and have created a human rights development path with Chinese characteristics,' director Wang Chen told ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. Government unconcerned with humane animal welfare policies

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... welfare groups and other serious campaigners who have been working tirelessly for the past 15 years to have effective humane animal welfare legislation passed through Legco, but are consistently ... rightly points out, animal welfare campaigners do indeed have the firm support of district councillors city-wide, who in addition to rejecting the senseless waste of taxpayers' money, also ...




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