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  1. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong must change human rights focus

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... LGBT citizens denied basic rights accepted in other societies The rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) people are human rights. Unfortunately, most of us do not understand what is meant by human rights. In Hong Kong, attempts have been made to draw a protective baseline to secure the rights of citizens who may feel marginalised and vulnerable, including ...

  2. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Killer robots not far off, Human Rights Watch warns

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Human Rights Watch warns of development of fully automonous combat machines 'Killer robots' close, says report Hollywood-style robots able ... Humanity"- issued on Monday by Human Rights Watch and Harvard Law School's International Human Rights Clinic- raised the alarm over the ethics of the looming technology. Calling them ...

  3. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    US re-elected to 3 more years on UN Human Rights Council

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in New York

    ... to another three-year term on the UN Human Rights Council in the only contested election for seats in the body. The US was competing with four other countries for three open seats belonging ... was "pleased and proud to have been re-elected to a second three-year term". "I'm proud to say that, today, the Obama administration's leadership of the Human Rights Council has ...

  4. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    EU urges Vietnam to step up human rights reform

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 08:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Hanoi

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi International pressure mounted on Vietnam on Wednesday to uphold human rights when the EU raised the issue after the jailing of two musicians on charges of anti-state propaganda in the communist nation. It is “crucial” for Vietnam to reaffirm “its commitments to reform including good governance, the rule of law and human rights”, visiting European ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Human rights activists in refugees' 'March for Protection', urging reform

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Activists organise march for refugees, urge reform Human rights advocates will march this week to highlight the plight of the city's refugees ... the practice of sending foreigners back to their countries, where possible torture awaits. "There are serious systemic flaws in the decision-making process that need to be remedied," human ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    NPC local deputies to push human rights in mainland China

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Newly elected deputies pledge to push human rights and greater legal justice on the mainland NPC locals seek progress Some newly elected local deputies to the National People's Congress vowed to push forward the mainland's development in human rights, rule of law, and overall social changes. Former secretary for security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Top human rights barrister joins Libya rendition case

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Leading human rights barrister joins Libyan family rendition case A prominent British human rights barrister, who has fought high-profile cases in Hong Kong, has ... A former chairman of the English Bar Council's Human Rights Committee and founder of the Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor, Harris called on the government to settle the matter through ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Chinese International School's student human rights group

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... International School (CIS) have made it their mission to champion human rights issues across the school. Their commitment and maturity has been a revelation- and inspiration- to grown-ups around them, especially Brian Kern, the English teacher they invited to guide them. A member of Amnesty International's human rights education team before he joined CIS four years ago, Kern was keen to share ...

  9. News - Asia - ASEAN

    Asean's human rights declaration criticised by US and others

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Phnom Penh

    ... Associated Press in Phnom Penh Leaders sign human rights declaration, but Washington and NGOs object that loopholes included in deal could see violations continue Asean 'stumbles' across finish line Southeast Asian leaders yesterday adopted a human rights declaration despite last-minute calls by critics, including Washington, for a postponement. They said the pact ...

  10. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Obama critical of Cambodia’s human rights record

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 09:57am

    ... in Cambodia to little fanfare, then pointedly criticised the country’s strongman leader on the issue of human rights during a tense meeting. Obama was an early champion of Myanmar’s sudden ... relationship with the US. Ben Rhodes, Obama’s deputy national security adviser, said the president told Hun Sen that without reforms, Cambodia’s human rights woes would continue to be “an impediment” ...




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