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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    UN Human Rights Committee to discuss universal suffrage in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com U.N. to focus on universal suffrage The United Nations Human Rights Committee is to look into universal suffrage in Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post has ... of regions- including Hong Kong- have complied with previous recommendations. Law Yuk-kai, director of Human Rights Monitor, says he will write to the Human Rights Committee in Geneva to explain why ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588892/un-committee-look-universal-suffrage-hong-kong
  2. News - World - POLITICS

    Three years since revolution, Egypt still shackled by human rights woes

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 12:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Egypt’s military-installed authorities are quashing dissent and trampling on human rights, three years after the revolt which toppled Hosni Mubarak, Amnesty International charged Thursday. “Egypt has witnessed a series of damaging blows to human rights and state violence on an unprecedented scale over the last seven months,” Amnesty’s Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1411647/three-years-revolution-egypt-still-shackled-human-rights-woes
  3. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1108444/npc-local-deputies-push-human-rights-mainland-china
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Top Hong Kong officer defends police right to free expression

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Joyce Ng, Amy Nip

    ... following the Chater Road sit-in. The Civil Human Rights Front organised the rally to inform the public of their peaceful intentions and to reject claims that the Occupy Central movement is violent. ... didn't do anything wrong. Even if I am put in prison, I'm fine with it," he said. Johnson Yeung Ching-yin, convener of the Civil Human Rights Front, said: "In the past few months, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565242/top-hong-kong-officer-defends-police-right-free-expression
  5. News - World - POLITICS

    Civil rights loses a leading voice as US Attorney General Eric Holder steps down

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 11:05pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Eric Holder quitting as US attorney general may mean his work on voting rights, sentencing reform and racial profiling falls by the wayside Civil rights loses a leading voice Eric Holder's resignation as US attorney general deprives the Obama administration of a powerful voice on civil rights at a time when riots in Ferguson, Missouri, have thrust ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1601157/civil-rights-loses-leading-voice-us-attorney-general-eric-holder-steps
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Talks fail to narrow gap between student leaders and Hong Kong government

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 11:39pm by Staff Reporters

    ... to jail," he said. "What do we want? The right to vote and the right to stand in elections. Now the government is only telling us to pack up and go home." Occupy co-organiser Benny Tai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1621694/talks-fail-narrow-gap-between-student-leaders-and-government
  7. News - World - POLITICS

    Spending on North Carolina Senate race looks set to top US$100 million

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 09:08pm by AFP

    ... it'll top US$100 million," the foundation's editorial director Bill Allison said. He pointed to private groups such as Americans For Prosperity, the right-wing political arm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1622252/spending-north-carolina-senate-race-looks-set-top-us100-million
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Shock, then anger, at police decision to use tear gas

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:23am by Clifford Lo, SAMUEL CHAN, Amy Nip, CHRIS LAU, Phila Siu

    ... then anger, at police tactics The decision by police to fire tear gas on the streets of Admiralty shocked protesters and was condemned by Human Rights Monitor as "unprecedented". Officers ... Rights Monitor, said it was "an unprecedented deviation of normal police practices". He said the protesters were only exercising their basic human rights for a peaceful demonstration. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1603508/shock-then-anger-police-decision-use-tear-gas
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats try to delay funding requests amid electoral reform stand-off

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:55am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... had questions to raise. To minimise the impact of the non-cooperation campaign, pan-democrats suggested having a "human corridor" to allow livelihood-related funding requests- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1618840/pan-democrats-try-delay-funding-requests-amid-electoral-reform-stand
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    British lords back Hong Kong's policing methods

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 01:01pm by DANNY LEE

    ... and that the UK should stand up for those rights in Hong Kong. "Rights and freedoms, including those of person, of speech, of the press, of assembly, of association, of travel, of movement, and, ... allegedly beating a protester. Beijing rejected criticism from Britain and the US, insisting the rights of Hongkongers had been fully guaranteed since the city's return to the mainland in 1997.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617570/ex-governor-david-wilson-discuss-hong-kong-events-uk-parliament

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