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  1. Beijing defends human rights efforts

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu in Geneva UN ambassador dismisses concerns raised by western countries China's oft-criticised human rights record came under scrutiny at the United Nations yesterday as UN ambassador Li Baodong sought to defend its human rights efforts in a new mechanism called the Universal Periodic Review. The Chinese delegation, headed by Mr Li, highlighted changes to the legal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669478/beijing-defends-human-rights-efforts
  2. Human rights body backed but other decisions delayed

    Posted Jul 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Asean foreign ministers yesterday backed the creation of a human rights body but skirted other tough questions over the future of the grouping. As officials from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations talked up the importance- to a region plagued by continuing human rights violations- of the decision to launch the new body, they acknowledged that other, tough ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/602472/human-rights-body-backed-other-decisions-delayed
  3. State Council hails China's success on human rights

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Verna Yu Verna.yu@scmp.com Beijing yesterday hailed what it's calling a successful implementation of the country's first human rights action plan, saying citizens' overall living conditions have been improved and their rights safeguarded, even though rights groups say abuses continue unabated. 'The fulfilment of all targets... shows that the cause of human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973526/state-council-hails-chinas-success-human-rights
  4. Human rights hurdle

    Posted Sep 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A mainland leader says Beijing may ratify a sensitive human rights treaty- the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights- after years of delay. Isn't this a tall order for the mainland? Share your views: write to us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/515197/human-rights-hurdle
  5. Beijing unveils human rights plan

    Posted Apr 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok The central government released its first action plan to improve human rights yesterday, pledging to raise mainlanders' incomes, protect their legal rights better ... and abroad over the mainland's poor human rights record ahead of the 20th anniversary of the bloody Tiananmen crackdown on pro-democracy protesters on June 4, 1989. 'Under restrictions from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676746/beijing-unveils-human-rights-plan
  6. Human rights hub?

    Posted May 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... How can Hong Kong develop 'hub' qualities for international talks on human rights and governance? This idea has been floated before next week's conference on human rights and development. Share your views: write to us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/499484/human-rights-hub
  7. US push on human rights divides parties

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung There has been a mixed reaction in South Korea to the US Senate's approval of a bill designed to pressure North Korea into improving its record on human rights. The leader of South Korea's ruling Uri Party warned that the North Korea Human Rights Act 2004 could backfire and severely damage inter-Korean relations. 'It is very desirable to improve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/472497/us-push-human-rights-divides-parties
  8. Human rights abuses cannot go unchecked

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... world. The Libyan people have suffered serious human rights abuses for decades. Their plight at the moment is worse than ever. They are facing regime forces that have used live rounds, ... to refer Libya to the International Criminal Court, the first time it has ever done so. The council also suspended Libya from the UN Human Rights Council, so that those responsible for atrocities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/964151/human-rights-abuses-cannot-go-unchecked
  9. Imperfect human rights body still a step forward

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching In 1993, in the aftermath of the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna, the foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreed that Asean should consider establishing 'an appropriate regional mechanism on human rights'. More than 15 years went by, with little action to create a regional human rights commission. Some individual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697075/imperfect-human-rights-body-still-step-forward
  10. Ma in vow over human rights

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has vowed to safeguard human rights and the island's security in the face of a missile threat from the mainland. In his address yesterday on the Double Tenth holiday- which Taiwan celebrates as its national day- Ma declared he would set up a human rights committee under his office to oversee such issues. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/727119/ma-vow-over-human-rights

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