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  1. Wrong choice, right?

    Posted Sep 09th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... framework for what we can and cannot get away with, known as the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This encompasses civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights ... deputy and political opponent, Anwar Ibrahim, on accusations that were later dismissed. The government-backed National Human Rights Commission considers Dr Mahathir's record so remarkable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/515469/wrong-choice-right
  2. Time ripe for better rights

    Posted May 21st 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Forensic techniques are widely used on the mainland in disciplines ranging from pathology to criminology- but given that human rights is such a new concept, it could be some ... for Forensic Sciences in Shanghai. With a revamp of the judicial system and steady progress towards a modern rule of law, observers believe western-style human rights are gradually being embraced. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/501323/time-ripe-better-rights
  3. Guilt-edged engraving

    Posted May 21st 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Asia is being kept behind the rest of the world in applying forensic science to the field of human rights by reluctant governments, reports Peter Kammerer Throughout Asia every day, forensic science is used to resolve criminal cases and paternity suits. Yet in the field of human rights, where it perhaps has its most far-reaching worth, it is virtually unheard of in the region. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/501324/guilt-edged-engraving
  4. A widow's plea

    Posted Nov 29th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... the eyes of Suciwati Munir, the wife of murdered Indonesian human rights activist Munir Said Thalib. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's pledge more than a year ago to make ... and human rights enforcement in Indonesia,' Ms Suciwati said on Sunday during a visit to Hong Kong to highlight her predicament. 'But there has been no progress at all and now we think he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/526988
  5. Rights that were left out

    Posted Jun 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer When it comes to human rights, I have led a charmed life: no matter where I have lived, I have generally been able to do, say and think what I like without bothering other ... and I am not about to stand in your way. It is, after all, my human right to simply pretend that your views do not exist- although I respect your right to have them, of course. That said, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/551188/rights-were-left-out
  6. Fear is stalking Asia, says chief of rights watchdog

    Posted Jan 18th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... took advantage of what has been described as an erosion of democracy. One of the region's leading human rights groups released its annual report yesterday, in which it blamed ... Nepal and the Philippines came in for particularly heavy criticism in the Hong Kong-based Asian Human Rights Commission's The State of Human Rights in 10 Asian Nations- 2005, which also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/533350
  7. Demand to bar Bangladeshi soldiers from peacekeeping role

    Posted Aug 25th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Bangladesh has so far offered more troops than any other Muslim nation for a UN peacekeeping force for Lebanon, but a Hong Kong-based human rights group wants them barred because of the military's alleged poor record on home soil. The Asian Human Rights Commission and its sister organisation, the Asian Legal Resource Centre, in a report released yesterday, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/561467/demand-bar-bangladeshi-soldiers-peacekeeping-role
  8. Activist's murder probe a huge test for Susilo

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... resolve to investigate the poisoning death of Indonesia's best-known human rights activist is widely seen as a make-or-break test of his capabilities. Dr Susilo's pledge last Monday that an independent investigation would be held into the death of Munir Said Thalib was a landmark move for an Indonesian leader. Successive governments have been criticised for disregarding human rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/480690/activists-murder-probe-huge-test-susilo
  9. Dark days return

    Posted Jan 20th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Vigorous oppression has led to Hun Sen's leadership being compared to Myanmar's regime. Human rights experts are calling for the international community to intervene, writes Peter Kammerer The more than 100 human rights activists, opposition political party members and foreign supporters gathered outside Phnom Penh's Prey Sar prison on Tuesday afternoon were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/533565
  10. Asean finally gets tough on Myanmar

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... searching for a common approach. Whatever the agreed solution, Asean's members are finally talking about human rights, a subject they have shunned in the face of mostly western criticism. ... former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim freed on bail, were seen by some human rights advocates as a case of the pot calling the kettle black. The executive director of the Malaysian human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422886/asean-finally-gets-tough-myanmar

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