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  1. Human rights head blasts police action at protest

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phila Siu The Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor slammed the police for intervening in the organisation's work during the July 1 rally. At around midnight that day, a scuffle broke out ... As the police started to arrest protesters, the director of Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor Law Yuk-kai was escorted away by officers. Law told police he was from a human rights group, whereupon ...

  2. Preservation the key to US human-rights values

    Posted Apr 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This reaffirmation of cherished ideals and values in the face of terror, such as respect for human rights and justice according to the rule of law, is necessary to restore America's image around ... al-Qaeda's ends, by inflaming Muslim opposition and making it harder to win hearts and minds. President Barack Obama says that upholding human-rights values is what should set the US apart from its ...

  3. The challenge of promoting human rights

    Posted Nov 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Michael Davis Over recent weeks, media coverage in Hong Kong has been laden with the extraordinary implication that it is improper for human rights and democracy activists to seek ... and sometimes a violent crackdown. Yet, where national governments restrain the media at home, support from abroad is the only way to effectively draw attention to important human rights concerns. Those ...

  4. US must lead by example on human rights

    Posted Mar 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The United States has been forced to defend its reputation for respecting and upholding human rights against evidence of mistreatment of prisoners in the 'war against terror'. But this has not deterred it from issuing another annual report on human rights abuses by other countries- the latest of which we report today. Even before the abuses that followed the September 11 ...

  5. Trauma endures after 30 years of human rights abuses

    Posted Dec 09th 2006, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Movement- were accused of grave human rights abuses. One of the bleakest periods was from 1989 to 1998. Amnesty International estimated that the security forces killed about 2,000 civilians, including children, women and the elderly. Serious abuses were also committed during the offensive launched by Jakarta in May 2003. Human Rights Watch documented that the military continued ...

  6. Philippine army chief sets up human rights office

    Posted Feb 25th 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila The Philippine military chief has quietly formed a human rights office after a presidential investigation found disturbing elements in the army's strategy ... palace only released them last week on the urging of noted human rights law professor, Philip Alston, a UN investigator. Testifying before the six-member commission, Mr Palparan said he told ...

  7. Survivors seek U.N. pressure on Philippines

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... them,' survivor Lee Ying-chuen said. She told the Sunday Morning Post that the group was preparing to submit a report to the UN Human Rights Committee accusing the Philippine government ... Human Rights Monitor director Law Yuk-kai, who is helping draft the paper, said many problems could be addressed in the report due to the wide scope of the covenant. These include whether ...

  8. State Council hits back

    Posted Feb 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Beijing hit back at the United States yesterday with its own report on the US human rights record, calling it a hypocritical power. 'The US practice of throwing stones at others while living in a glass house is a testimony to the double standard and hypocrisy of the United States in dealing with human rights issues,' the State Council's information ...

  9. Guantanamo Bay US Navy base and detention centre

    Posted Jul 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sq km. What's the fuss about? Human rights organisations, including the International Red Cross and Amnesty International, are concerned about reports of torture and abuse of prisoners. ... for more than three years. Only four have been charged. The US has classified them as 'enemy combatants' and denied them rights accorded to prisoners of war under the Geneva Convention. ...

  10. Work remains to honour the world's bill of rights

    Posted Dec 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sixty years ago today, the United Nations made history when its then 58 member states adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It came about as the world recoiled in horror from ... advanced nations have undermined fundamental rights in their prosecutions in the so-called war on terror; developing countries routinely trample on the rights of individuals in the name ...




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