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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. City a focal point for human rights organisations in Asia

    Posted Jun 09th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... in Hong Kong- 'the very heart of human rights in Asia'. Following him on the podium was The Frontier lawmaker Emily Lau Wai-hing, who raised serious questions about self-censorship dictated by news bosses in the city. Basil Fernando, executive director of the Asian Human Rights Commission followed. A plethora of regional and international rights groups have established ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Immigration policy should give priority to human rights

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and human rights in Hong Kong. Last month, the Commission on Strategic Development held a workshop on Hong Kong's population policies. The most important recommendation made was to reduce ... that gives priority to human rights. JACKIE HUNG LING-YU, Justice and Peace Commission, Hong Kong Catholic Diocese Reasons to spurn a GST Further to the letters headlined 'GST will widen the gap ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Right people at the right time

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Rick Gangwani The tight labour market has heightened the need for companies to attract, develop and retain highly-skilled workers. Michael Kunkle, principal consultant for Right Management Hong Kong, finds himself on the frontline of the battle. Rick Gangwani talks with him about the state of the industry, the 'human age' and being in the zone What are the areas ...

  8. Rights body?

    Posted Aug 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should Hong Kong establish an independent human rights commission? Its advocates say such a body could act as a watchdog on Hong Kong's compliance with conventions and also investigate complaints. Share your views: write to us. ...

  9. Concern over 'erosion of rights' in HK

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting The National People's Congress Standing Committee ignored public requests for consultation when it ruled out universal suffrage for Hong Kong last April, Human Rights Watch said yesterday. The watchdog said the decision was an example of the erosion of basic human rights protection in the city. 'As a result of Beijing's newly self-arrogated powers, ...

  10. Right to choose?

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government has come under criticism for selectively picking which United Nation's guidelines to respect on human rights. The Home Affairs Bureau insists local circumstances must dictate the progress Hong Kong can make on this front. What do you think? Write to us ...




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