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  1. Indifference threatens workshop on rights

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... A human rights workshop to draw up a long-term action plan following the mass demonstration on July 1 has received a lukewarm response and may have to be cancelled. The Human Rights ... The commission's project officer, Wong Chi-yuen, said human rights awareness after July 1 was not as high as people generally believed. 'Some believe that we have a new Hong Kong after July 1, one ...

  2. Legco's power limited, notes US

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... said in its annual human rights report. But the report also noted that Beijing had announced a 'possible timetable' for universal suffrage in the chief executive election in 2017 and the Legislative Council poll in 2020. While the Hong Kong government generally respected the human rights of its citizens, the report expressed concerns that claims of press self-censorship persisted. ...

  3. Activists to take police complaints leak to UN

    Posted Mar 13th 2006, 12:00am by Andy Chen, Jimmy Cheung

    ... have been disclosed on the internet. Local human rights activists yesterday vowed to raise the issue when they attend a UN hearing in New York under the International Covenant on Civil ... the blunder. 'The UN Human Rights Committee has long been calling on the government to set up a truly independent body to investigate complaints against police,' she said, referring ...

  4. Wider approach from July 1 group

    Posted Aug 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Livelihood and human rights are put on the agenda Organisers of the July 1 demonstrations said last night they would broaden their focus on democracy to cover livelihood and human rights issues. More than 40 members of the Civil Human Rights Front held a six-hour meeting yesterday to review their work and future agenda. 'Nobody suggested we should drop the July ...

  5. UN urged to denounce Basic Law intervention

    Posted Mar 21st 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... A special rapporteur should also be appointed to study the impact of such interpretations on Hong Kong's autonomy and protection under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the party said. The UN Human Rights Committee yesterday began a two-day hearing in New York, during which Hong Kong officials will answer questions over the second report submitted under ...

  6. Watchdog warns on lists of party members

    Posted Jun 09th 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... of freedom of association under an international human rights convention, a rights group has warned. Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor yesterday weighed into the debate over whether political ... if there were any human rights implications. But he could not guarantee that the party would not be prosecuted for refusing to disclose membership under the present law, according to party vice-chairman ...

  7. Watchdog takes vote row to UN committee

    Posted Dec 10th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The United Nations will be asked to step into Hong Kong's constitutional reform debate under an international convention on political rights, a local human rights watchdog says. Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor hopes international pressure will be brought to bear on Beijing and the local government to raise the city's election standards. The watchdog said ...

  8. Help Ching, rights watchdog urges UN

    Posted Sep 05th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung and Gary Cheung A local human rights watchdog is taking the unprecedented step of asking the United Nations to intervene in the spy case of Hong Kong journalist Ching Cheong. Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor director Law Yuk-kai yesterday said the group would soon file a formal complaint to the UN Human Rights Council. The move comes as Ching's lawyer is set ...

  9. Lenient term tipped for journalist

    Posted Jun 28th 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung A mainland court may deliver a verdict in the spying case against Hong Kong journalist Ching Cheong as early as next week, a human rights group in the city said yesterday. The Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy said Ching was likely to be sentenced on Monday and that, based on precedent and 'important information' it had received, the sentence would ...

  10. Court fight urged over party names disclosure

    Posted Jun 16th 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... disclosing shareholder identities. Non-compliance could result in a $10,000 fine and $300 a day thereafter. The Democrats have vowed to file a court challenge if needed. Yesterday, the Human Rights ... Sau-lan said the requirement would infringe on the freedom of association guaranteed by international human rights treaties applicable to Hong Kong. She said the Democratic Party should take ...




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