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  1. 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 ...

  2. Games chiefs put focus on human rights

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium. But he has since fallen foul of the authorities for his outspoken criticism of Beijing's human rights record, and was taken away by police when he tried to board ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Russians may come to rue loss of human rights

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Human rights, on the other hand, are a net loss that Russians might not find so palatable in different times. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. Amnesty criticises Asia's worsening human rights record

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans Asia's human rights record has worsened Amnesty International said in a report that paints a gloomy picture of the region where serial offenders such as North Korea ... on human rights. Governments are willing to use colonial laws and draconian measures' on their populations, she said. Sri Lanka came in for particular criticism for the thousands of Tamil ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Asean a mere shadow of EU as long as it ignores human rights

    Posted Oct 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The leaders of Asean have been accused of hypocrisy when it comes to substantive and procedural human rights issues involving its member states, especially Burma (Myanmar). ... and aspirations. It is hard to take that dream seriously and it is an effort to sanitise the region's poor human rights record. I still have to wait and see how Asean's newly-inaugurated human ...




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