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  1. News - World - SOCIETY

    Australian Parliament drops plan to segregate veil wearers in public gallery

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... of extremist organisation Islamic State. The ruling was condemned by human rights and race discrimination groups, and Prime Minister Tony Abbott asked that it be reconsidered. Race discrimination ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620740/australian-parliament-drops-plan-segregate-veil-wearers-public-gallery
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tamar's protest square stays behind hoardings

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... "There has been some delay in the construction work because of bad weather. It is not unusual," the spokesman said. Activist Icarus Wong Ho-yin, of the Civil Human Rights Front, said: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581532/tamars-protest-square-stays-behind-hoardings
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Expats 'put off by Hong Kong' over the lack of gay rights law

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... shouldn't be used to discriminate against women, against children, or against LGBT people." Religious freedom and human rights should not be mutually exclusive, he added. Pastor Tjeerd de Boer, ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Protecting gay people from discrimination is essential if the city is to realise potential, British diplomat tells LGBT rights symposium Expats 'put ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581871/expats-put-hong-kong-lack-gay-rights-law
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Activists urge lawmakers to stand against anti-gay prejudice

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Stuart Lau

    ... "Taiwan's legal regime... stops at employment and education," he said. Boris Dittrich, a former Dutch politician and a human rights activist, said Asia was "very slow" on the issue ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Transgender community advised to open 'conversation' on rights for sexual minorities Government urged to stand up against anti-gay prejudice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581239/activists-urge-lawmakers-stand-against-anti-gay-prejudice
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Half a million people could take part in Hong Kong's July 1 march, organisers say

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee

    ... the first large-scale handover day march was held. The Civil Human Rights Front said it had told police it expected more than 150,000 people in Tuesday's march, up from 50,000 when it first ... An academic at the University of Hong Kong, Professor Paul Yip Siu-fai, counted numbers along the route in Wan Chai and concluded that about 103,000 people marched. Civil Human Rights Front convenor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542690/organisers-hope-recent-controversies-push-attendance-july-1-march
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Participants in Occupy Central 'should not underestimate legal consequences'

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 01:55pm by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Solicitor specialising in rights cases warns would-be sit-in participants that judges have been coming down hard on protesters Lawyer cautions Occupy activists People planning to join Occupy Central “should not underestimate” the legal consequences, says a human rights lawyer who expressed concern about a new trend of magistrates imposing heavier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564144/participants-occupy-central-should-not-underestimate-legal
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Causeway Bay turns pink as Hong Kong gay rights campaigners hold flash mob

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:20am by Phila Siu

    ... have to come out and show their support," said one of the organisers, Brian Leung. A flash mob was a fun way to draw Hongkongers' attention to human rights, he said. The event took ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Life in Pink, but gay rights protest is over in a flash As far as Causeway Bay protests go, it may have been one of the shortest. But what it lacked in time, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523350/causeway-bay-turns-pink-hong-kong-gay-rights-campaigners-hold-flash
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Controversial solicitor is no Lam to the slaughter

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Tony Cheung

    ... the Law Society, as human rights lawyer Mark Daly, who sits on the constitutional committee of the city's largest lawyers' group, said the committee had not yet taken a stance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536410/controversial-solicitor-no-lam-slaughter
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Legal sector plans march to protest against Beijing’s ‘worrying’ white paper

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 03:22pm by Ada Lee, Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung

    ... the silent protest," he said. Solicitor Kevin Yam, a member of the Law Society's Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights Committee, said he planned to file at least 75 signatures collected ... the Basic Law on the issue of right of abode in Hong Kong. The other protest came in 2005, over the term length of the new chief executive after the resignation of Tung Chee-hwa. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535578/legal-sector-plans-march-protest-against-beijings-worrying-white
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Anti-stalking law: is it time to give up pursuit?

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by Ada Lee

    ... opposition from journalists' and human-rights groups. The government launched a three-month consultation exercise in late 2011, but there was still no public consensus. Journalists Association ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529635/anti-stalking-law-it-time-give-pursuit

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