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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. 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
  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. 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
  5. China- The Truth About its Human Rights Record

    Posted Apr 19th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan China- The Truth About its Human Rights Record by Frank Ching Rider, HK$80 The Chinese government may have removed itself from many segments of its citizens' private lives, but, as Frank Ching writes, in the political realm the Communist Party tolerates no opposition, especially organised. His compact volume, China- The Truth About its Human Rights Record, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/677307/china-truth-about-its-human-rights-record
  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. Beijing unveils human rights plan

    Posted Apr 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok The central government released its first action plan to improve human rights yesterday, pledging to raise mainlanders' incomes, protect their legal rights better ... and abroad over the mainland's poor human rights record ahead of the 20th anniversary of the bloody Tiananmen crackdown on pro-democracy protesters on June 4, 1989. 'Under restrictions from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676746/beijing-unveils-human-rights-plan
  8. Protester sentenced to 're-education through labour', US human rights group says

    Posted Apr 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Jinfeng had been arrested on March 5 during a rally in Jinan and sentenced 12 days later, Human Rights in China said from its New York headquarters. It said several hundred protesters had taken ... to petitioners on how to protect their legal rights', Human Rights in China said. The rally had been timed to coincide with the league of victims' first congress, which was being held in Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675457/protester-sentenced-re-education-through-labour-us-human-rights-group-says
  9. 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
  10. Candidates avoid human rights issues as election looms

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello In the run-up to tomorrow's presidential election in Indonesia, the debate about human rights has been conspicuous only by its absence. Pramono Tanthowi, an analyst with the Centre for the Study of Religion and Civilisation, said the reason lay in the background of the candidates. 'Who is going to want to answer questions on human rights? All of the candidates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686005/candidates-avoid-human-rights-issues-election-looms

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