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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Breaking the chains of human trafficking in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:16am by ARCHANA KOTECHA

    ... ultimately benefiting society Chain reaction We are at a crossroads. Human trafficking is a human rights violation that cuts across different echelons of society and has a devastating impact not only ... and economic front, we can lead the way in our respect for basic human rights and human dignity. Archana Sinha Kotecha is head of legal at Liberty Asia ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Developing human capital just as important as setting up innovation and technology bureau

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Human capital also important Chief executives try to shape their administrations to fit their visions for the city. Leung Chun-ying is making his second attempt to establish ... it at just under HK$30 million a year. We trust he is right to expect enough support in the legislature this time. Officials have already identified the development of a digital ID for every ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Deeds, not words, on human rights give China moral authority in today's world

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 01:13pm by David Schlesinger

    ... in its constitution into concrete actions upholding human rights, writes David Schlesinger. “Seeking common ground while preserving differences”, as  Xiaoyu Pu sums it up , is a marvelous slogan for achieving diplomatic gains, until it becomes code for simply telling others to mind their own business – and too often in the field of human rights, almost all governments in the world become ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    When tragedy strikes, our need to know keeps humanity alive

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 03:41am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says our desire to make sense of a brutal stabbing or a plane's disappearance is part of what moves humanity forward Need to know We're only halfway through ... mum and the longer MH370 remains unfound, the longer we're denied the truth. Our need to know goes further than just human curiosity; it's a matter of survival. Human development ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rights abuses take gloss off smiling Michelle Obama’s trip to China

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 07:03pm by Chang Ping

    ... Hillary Rodham Clinton angered the Chinese government by delivering a speech titled "Women's rights are human rights", as part of the UN's Fourth Conference on Women in Beijing. Just a week before Obama's visit, human rights activist Cao Shunli died in custody while in a Beijing hospital. Cao was detained by police when she was on her way to a UN human rights ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Politics stalls Vietnam's march towards human rights reforms

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by JONATHAN LONDON

    ... Jonathan London Jonathan London says crackdown on dissent a sign Hanoi is unfit to join human rights council Mired in the past, elite impede Vietnam's reform Recent developments ... outlets for Vietnam's exports. Obama's insistence that a comprehensive partnership would be contingent on significant improvements in Hanoi's human rights record elicited ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Human misery, whether in Syria or North Korea, stains our conscience

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 11:40am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Kevin Rafferty sees little hope of an end to civil war in one, and systematic oppression in the other Human misery, whether in Syria or N Korea, stains our collective ... against its citizens, including systematic executions, torture, rape and mass starvation, "wrongs that shock the conscience of humanity", according to Michael Kirby, the retired ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't deny transgender people the right to marry

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:54am by YORK CHOW

    ... contravene human rights standards. The UN has raised concerns about such requirements for transgender people being unlawful, inhuman or degrading. Many countries, including some in the Asia-Pacific region, have abandoned such practices. It may also infringe on our domestic human rights obligations under the Bill of Rights Ordinance to be free from inhuman and degrading treatment as well ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Double standard on Hong Kong human rights

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Scrutiny shows UN criticism of HK human rights unjust Last month marked an important moment in Hong Kong's human rights history: a transsexual woman won her appeal at the Court ... enjoy much more comprehensive human rights than those of many other places. Freedom House, an independent organisation dedicated to the expansion of freedom around the world, recently reported ...




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