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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    UN human rights inquiry chief wants N Korea hauled before international court

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 09:33am by Reuters at the United Nations

    ... rights abuses The chief United Nations investigator into human rights abuses in North Korea appealed to the UN Security Council on Thursday to refer the situation in the reclusive Asian state to the International Criminal Court for prosecution. “In a week of many grave human rights matters occupying the attention of the members of this council, we dare say that the case of human rights in the DPRK ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1486681/un-human-rights-inquiry-chief-wants-n-korea-hauled-international-court
  2. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    China scraps human rights talks with Britain, cites its internal affairs

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 01:20am by GDN

    ... on rights China has cancelled this week's bilateral human rights dialogue with Britain, which Prime Minister David Cameron highlighted as one of the "important achievements" of his high-profile trip to Beijing last year. Beijing accused London of making irresponsible comments and using human rights issues to interfere in its internal affairs. Cameron had cited the resumption ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1482582/china-scraps-human-rights-talks-britain-cites-its-internal-affairs
  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong activist pledges to continue human rights fight at trial in Shenzhen

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng in Shenzhen huifeng.he@scmp.com Yang Kuang tells judge that even if he is jailed he will only work harder for human rights on the mainland and the right to visit his family HK activist speaks outat his trial in Shenzhen Hong Kong activist Yang Kuang spoke out for human rights when he was put on trial yesterday in Shenzhen over accusations he illegally entered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482423/activist-yang-kuang-speaks-out-human-rights-trial-shenzhen
  4. News - World - EDWARD SNOWDEN

    NSA snoops on major human rights groups, Edward Snowden says

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:41pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian NSA 'snoops on major human rights groups' The US has targeted prominent human rights organisations and spied on their staff, Edward Snowden said, in giving evidence to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, Europe's top human rights body. Speaking via a video connection from Moscow, Snowden said that the National Security Agency- for which he worked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1472180/nsa-snoops-major-human-rights-groups-edward-snowden-says
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria conflict death toll reaches 150,344, human rights group says

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 09:47am by Associated Press in Beirut

    ... Associated Press in Beirut Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 150,344 deaths include 51,212 civilians, with 7,985 children and 5,266 women losing their lives in the three-year-old ... at least 31 people including 9 children. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that it has documented 150,344 deaths in the conflict that started in March 2011. The figure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1462996/syria-conflict-death-toll-reaches-150344-human-rights-group-says
  6. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Jailed Chinese human rights activist Cao Shunli dies in detention after denied treatment

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 05:09am by Reuters, AFP

    ... Agencies in Beijing Ailing activist dies afterbeing denied treatment Human rights activist Cao Shunli, who has been detained for months for staging sit-ins at the foreign ministry, has ... in Geneva of the UN Human Rights Council, a body to which China was elected amid controversy in November. The hospital informed Cao's brother yesterday that her condition had grown serious, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1448999/dissident-cao-shunli-dies-detention-after-denied-treatment
  7. News - China - SECURITY

    New anti-terror laws must protect human right, say legal experts

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 04:33am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Legal experts say hastily conceived legislation to fight extremism could lead to confusion over responsibilities and an erosion of human rights ... between battling extremism and protecting civil rights, legal experts say. National People's Congress (NPC) deputies and delegates to the government's main political advisory body, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1447369/new-anti-terror-laws-must-protect-human-right-say-legal-experts
  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand told by Human Rights Watch to probe navy over trafficking claim

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 04:08pm

    ... years in jail and a fine of 100,000 baht (HK$24,000). Human Rights Watch said the navy “should cease its efforts to silence the journalists and instead permit civilian authorities to conduct ... the messenger’. ” Brad Adams, Human Rights Watch’s Asia director In July, Phuketwan posted a story carrying excerpts from a report by the Reuters news agency alleging that members of the Thai military ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1442623/thailand-told-human-rights-watch-probe-navy-over-trafficking-claim
  9. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Beijing and Washington trade accusations of human rights abuses

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 03:40am by Verna Yu

    ... of abuses China and the United States have accused each other of human rights abuses in an annual tit-for-tat exchange of criticism. In the China section of its annual Country Reports on Human ... of Tibet's unique heritage US REPORT ON HUMAN RIGHTS Authorities also used extra-legal measures such as enforced disappearance and strict house arrest, not just on suspects but also their family ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1437592/beijing-and-washington-trade-accusations-human-rights-abuses
  10. News - Hong Kong

    Legco voting process and aggressive police practices criticised in US human rights report on Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 09:25am by Stuart Lau

    ... of Hong Kong citizens to change their government, cases of arbitrary arrest and aggressive police tactics were fingered as the territory's biggest human rights problems in a US State Department report. The annual report on human rights practices did not address the question of universal suffrage in the 2017 chief executive election. But it did criticise the Hong Kong government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1436937/legco-voting-process-and-aggressive-police-practices-criticised-us

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