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  1. Rights lawyer calls on HK to be human rights beacon

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Hong Kong should make itself 'a beacon for human rights' and reflect the virtues both to Asian countries and its own people, a leading human rights lawyer said. ... be hosting human rights conferences, by supporting an Asian Commission of human rights at least, by promoting the human rights principles in the Basic Law. All those ways are important,' he told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676033/rights-lawyer-calls-hk-be-human-rights-beacon
  2. Officials attempt to suppress 'human flesh search engines'

    Posted Aug 28th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Authorities in Shenzhen plan to put an end to 'human flesh search engines', a controversial collaborative search method by netizens that has left officials red-faced ... be suspended if they took part in human flesh searches, the Southern Metropolis News reported. Human flesh searches- known as renrou- are used to name and shame individuals who have outraged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690818/officials-attempt-suppress-human-flesh-search-engines
  3. Hopes high for a wealthier, greener and fairer world- Human Rights

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu The central government was heavily criticised for human rights violations last year, but appeared to care little for the condemnation coming from foreign governments and rights activists. That disregard is a worrying sign for some. 'In the past year, the Chinese government has shown profound disregard for international human rights norms in a number of different ways ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/702506/hopes-high-wealthier-greener-and-fairer-world-human-rights
  4. Beijing defends human rights efforts

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu in Geneva UN ambassador dismisses concerns raised by western countries China's oft-criticised human rights record came under scrutiny at the United Nations yesterday as UN ambassador Li Baodong sought to defend its human rights efforts in a new mechanism called the Universal Periodic Review. The Chinese delegation, headed by Mr Li, highlighted changes to the legal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669478/beijing-defends-human-rights-efforts
  5. Room for improvement on human rights

    Posted Feb 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland's human rights record has for the first time been evaluated in an open forum by its peers. The assessment does not seem as bad as might have been expected. While there was criticism this week from western nations on the 47-member UN Human Rights Council, other governments were effusive in their praise for Beijing's claimed progress. But mainland authorities would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669624/room-improvement-human-rights
  6. Will Beijing follow Taipei's lead on human rights?

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... in the United Nations in 1971. Since then, Taiwan's government has been excluded from UN human rights arrangements, although this does not preclude it from implementing their content. Of course, it was total hypocrisy for the brutal KMT of the Chiang era to sign onto ICCPR human rights standards. But the end of martial law in 1987 initiated the long and still unfinished struggle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681678/will-beijing-follow-taipeis-lead-human-rights
  7. Imperfect human rights body still a step forward

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching In 1993, in the aftermath of the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna, the foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreed that Asean should consider establishing 'an appropriate regional mechanism on human rights'. More than 15 years went by, with little action to create a regional human rights commission. Some individual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697075/imperfect-human-rights-body-still-step-forward
  8. Asean a mere shadow of EU as long as it ignores human rights

    Posted Oct 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The leaders of Asean have been accused of hypocrisy when it comes to substantive and procedural human rights issues involving its member states, especially Burma (Myanmar). ... and aspirations. It is hard to take that dream seriously and it is an effort to sanitise the region's poor human rights record. I still have to wait and see how Asean's newly-inaugurated human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696639/asean-mere-shadow-eu-long-it-ignores-human-rights
  9. Hong Kong people entitled to basic human right of democracy

    Posted Dec 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in civilised countries, national interest always prevails over human rights. At the moment, under international pressure, the US is freeing certain prisoners in Guantanamo and is taking steps to move inmates to prisons in America. Democracy is a basic human right. It is a fallacy to say that, because Britain did not grant Hong Kong people democracy, China is right to deny such a basic right ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701699/hong-kong-people-entitled-basic-human-right-democracy
  10. Beijing must reveal fate of human rights lawyer

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... Jerome A. Cohen It is 43 days since the most recent 'disappearance' of Gao Zhisheng, China's most famous human rights lawyer, who boldly sought to use the law to battle ... and foreign governments, non-governmental organisations and the media. Just before the UN Human Rights Council's February 9 review of China's record, the Canadian government formally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673739/beijing-must-reveal-fate-human-rights-lawyer

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