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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must be vigilant on human trafficking

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Keep up the war on trafficking Trafficking of people for the sex trade or forced labour is a serious violation of human rights that attracts heavy penalties under Hong ... helpers. Human rights advocates say existing laws tend to focus on prostitution rather than forced labour. The fact that most employers behave decently is no excuse to give a free pass ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1543239/hong-kong-must-maintain-vigilance-against-human-trafficking
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing needs to catch up on promoting human rights

    Posted Nov 02nd 2013, 12:34am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial On rights, Beijing still catching up China's commitment to human rights is arguably no different from other nations', at least in writing. In its recent report to the United Nations Human Rights Council, it renewed pledges to respect the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, establish a robust system of safeguards and maintain dialogue with foreign countries. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1345630/beijing-needs-catch-promoting-human-rights
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New drug law needs to respect rights

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a test has aroused strong opposition, particularly from lawyers, social workers and human-rights groups, over rights and privacy issues. Another concern was that it might make addicts more ... SCMP Editorial Heed rights in new drug law Any law that detects drug users and steers them into counselling without fear of prosecution has to be welcomed. Early identification to enhance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1549928/new-drug-law-needs-respect-rights
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ambrose Lam was right to quit

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Law Society chief was right to quit As soon as a vote of no confidence in the Law Society chief was passed, it became clear that Ambrose Lam San-keung had no alternative but to leave the helm. After days of speculation, the embattled president stepped down yesterday with immediate effect. Resignation is the right response. The vote by the city's solicitors last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577256/law-society-chief-ambrose-lam-was-right-stand-down
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New Territories villagers must play by the rules

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial NT villagers must play by the rules Striking the right balance between development and the environment is easier said than done. It is even harder when conservation is seen as infringing on private property rights. In a protest against development restrictions in northern Lantau, angry villagers bulldozed an ecologically sensitive mangrove in front of media cameras ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580942/new-territories-villagers-must-play-rules
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Animal welfare tough for MTR

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... advice from animal welfare organisations in devising measures that strike a humane balance between protecting animals and maintaining services. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580461/when-it-comes-animal-welfare-its-tough-balancing-act-mtr
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must remain alert to dangers posed by forces of nature

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a century of painful experience in battling tropical storms, some of which resulted in the tragic loss of human lives. The changes were reviewed in a special South China Morning Post multi-media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580139/hong-kong-must-remain-alert-dangers-posed-forces-nature
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Libya a case study of the consequences of regime change

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Governments have to respect the sovereignty of other nations. A case can be made for intervention when genocide and gross human rights violations take place, as in Rwanda in 1994. But such a path can ... the military, police and judiciary formative, the groups have brazenly ignored authority and rights. Islamic extremists have flourished through being better organised than rivals, just as in Iraq ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1568570/libya-case-study-consequences-regime-change
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Modi must seek engagement

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... decades-old border disputes, is central to that objective. India got off on the right foot with China. Modi told visiting Premier Li Keqiang in May that Sino-Indian relations were a priority, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580462/modi-must-seek-engagement-not-fights-indias-neighbours
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Both sinners and saints in Wenzhou church row

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... what the provincial government says is a campaign to promote economic development by removing older and illegal properties. Church leaders and overseas human rights groups say it is a crackdown ... the spiritual vacuum that wealth and materialism cannot provide, Christians must put such rivalry aside and be more united in the spiritual belief that binds them in defence of their right to worship ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1565058/both-sinners-and-saints-wenzhou-church-row

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