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  1. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Hong Kong beats UK, US on 'human freedom' index

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com HK beats UK, US on freedom list Hong Kong ranks third-best globally for "human freedom", topping such well-established democracies as the United ... 9.02 out of 10. But in terms of personal freedom, or civil liberties, it measured 7.8, worse than at least 49 countries. This gave it an overall score on the "human freedom index" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1124194/hong-kong-beats-uk-us-human-freedom-index
  2. US consul sees 'negative trend' on human rights

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Washington's senior diplomat in Hong Kong yesterday expressed US concerns over deteriorating human rights on the mainland, and sought to counter critics who see a 'sinister ... and key officials of the two nations, such as the recent human rights and strategic and economic dialogues, but the less visible working-level diplomacy. 'We remain very concerned over recent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968319/us-consul-sees-negative-trend-human-rights
  3. Hong Kong people entitled to basic human right of democracy

    Posted Dec 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in civilised countries, national interest always prevails over human rights. At the moment, under international pressure, the US is freeing certain prisoners in Guantanamo and is taking steps to move inmates to prisons in America. Democracy is a basic human right. It is a fallacy to say that, because Britain did not grant Hong Kong people democracy, China is right to deny such a basic right ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701699/hong-kong-people-entitled-basic-human-right-democracy
  4. Blow for human rights education after group disbanded

    Posted Jan 13th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron, Mimi Lau

    ... Liz Heron and Mimi Lau Plans to revamp a human-rights public education programme have been put on hold after the group charged with the task was disbanded. Members of the Human Rights Education Working Group were notified on Wednesday that their services were no longer required. A survey of public awareness of human rights, commissioned by the working group more than a year ago, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/622783/blow-human-rights-education-after-group-disbanded
  5. Mainland law lays bare a human rights dilemma

    Posted Mar 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A new public order law introduced on the mainland has created a rather unusual human rights dilemma. The law is intended to ensure that the relatives of people detained for certain ... the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong that the new requirement safeguarded the 'human rights' of suspects, and thus was a sign of improvement in the rule of law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/541879/mainland-law-lays-bare-human-rights-dilemma
  6. Society cannot teach enshrined human rights

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

    ... by the awarding of a government contract, to educate teachers on human rights and anti-discrimination, to the Society for Truth and Light, a body which is openly homophobic and which has in the past often called for the limiting of 'excessive' human rights in modern society. Proposals were rejected from more experienced human rights educators, including University of Hong Kong law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/519246/society-cannot-teach-enshrined-human-rights
  7. Strike a balance for human rights in Hong Kong

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

    ... Imagine if the story went the other way- that it was a group called 'Civil Rights for Sexual Diversities' which had been awarded the contract to teach human rights to teachers. ... values and vision of our society tell us to pay heed to the needs of all, while striving for a common position involving public policies. The quest for human rights or the interest of any single ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/519319/strike-balance-human-rights-hong-kong
  8. Ride out for justice and human rights, parties are urged

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung A pro-democracy group yesterday urged political parties to concentrate on social justice, human rights and bread-and-butter issues, rather than smearing each other ahead of next month's elections. Civil Human Rights Front also announced its 'people's agenda'- a guide to help voters decide who to select when they go to the polls. Group convenor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/467949/ride-out-justice-and-human-rights-parties-are-urged
  9. Post leads the way for human rights awards

    Posted Mar 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The South China Morning Post gained eight awards in the 11th Annual Human Rights Press Awards yesterday, more than any other publication in Asia. The Far East Economic ... are for regional publishing and broadcasting excellence related to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Leading the Post's tally was China features writer Didi Kirsten Tatlow, who won a general ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/586376/post-leads-way-human-rights-awards
  10. Help raise funds to protect human rights

    Posted Feb 10th 2007, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Elizabeth Horscroft If you feel strongly about human rights issues, there is a vacancy with a Nobel Prize-winning organisation that could be just for you. Amnesty International (AI) is an internationally renowned human rights organisation, with more than 1.8 million members, supporters and subscribers in more than 150 countries and territories. AI's local chapter, Amnesty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/581422/help-raise-funds-protect-human-rights

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