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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

    Democracy march to end with rally at Central

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... are expected to block roads there. This year's march, organised by the Civil Human Rights Front, is ending at Central instead of the usual government headquarters to serve as a warning to Beijing ... with the government attracted what the organisers said was a crowd of 400,000 people to the march on the day Leung took office. Police said the turnout peaked at 63,000. The Civil Human Rights Front declined ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1248404/democracy-march-end-rally-central
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Contrasting rallies planned for next week

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... participants to wear white. Two days later, on New Year's Day, opponents of the government will march along the same route. Organiser the Civil Human Rights Front has asked marchers to don black ... ends. We come out to support C.Y. introducing benevolent policies." The Civil Human Rights Front's convenor, Jackie Hung Ling-yu, said its supporters were animated by a number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1111053/contrasting-rallies-planned-next-week
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Marchers in show of support for Leung

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by STUART LAU AND TONY CHEUNG

    ... the "destructive" pan-democrats. It came as anti-Leung groups also staged citywide rallies to galvanise public support for a New Year's Day protest tomorrow organised by the Civil Human Rights Front ... "Oust Leung for democracy, regain the right for universal suffrage." Agnes Chow Ting, a Scholarism member, said: "We hope our system can be overhauled, so that we can take Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1116094/marchers-show-support-leung
  7. News - China - POLITICS

    White papers: a window on Beijing's polices since 1991

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 03:42am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... issues," according to Jiang Jingsong, professor of law at the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing. The first such paper was about human rights, published by the State Council Information Office in 1991. Since then the government has published at least one white paper a year, with Tibet and human rights the most frequent topics discussed. "China is a unified ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529526/white-papers-window-beijings-polices-1991
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Fears over police appointees to Security Bureau

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... has fuelled fears that human rights will be shunted aside in future security policies. Robin Tse Shu-chun, the retired New Territories South regional commander, is tipped to become political ... may oversee many aspects such as human rights." In the last administration, the bureau also drew its politically appointed officials from law enforcement agencies. Tse was a personal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1073389/fears-over-police-appointees-security-bureau
  9. 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
  10. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: The Inner Enemies of Democracy, by Tzvetan Todorov

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by David Wilson

    ... is in the Declaration of Human Rights enough to make war on everybody for as long as the world lasts!" Péguy was right, according to Bulgarian-born historian Tzvetan Todorov. The chief threat to world peace is neither religious extremism nor cross-border terrorism: the real threat is modern devotees of democracy, writes Todorov, whose concern for real human rights was shaped by growing up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1595981/book-review-inner-enemies-democracy-tzvetan-todorov

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