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  1. National pride tempered by lack of human rights

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the climate for human rights and media freedoms to appease critics of their successful bid to host the Olympic Games in 2008. Few people remember that pledge now. Liu's treatment mocks it. And it is even harder to reconcile with the fate of ordinary Chinese who search for truth and justice only to find themselves in jail. Ironically, far from advancing human rights and the rule of law, ...

  2. Hoping for better human rights

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Lo

    ... Adrian Lo, Li Po Chun United World College Last year was marred by human rights violations. We all hope to see improvements this year. The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to mainland dissident Liu Xiaobo for his continuous fight for human rights and the rule of law. Liu was arrested in June 2009 for 'inciting subversion of state power'. He was sentenced to 11 years ...

  3. Human rights lawyer disappears, again

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... Paul Mooney Gao Zhisheng, a prominent human rights lawyer who returned to his Beijing home earlier this month after being held in detention for more than a year, has disappeared again after enjoying just days of limited freedom, according to friends. Gao was allowed back to his Beijing apartment on April 6, some 14 months after unidentified police dragged him from his family ...

  4. Protester sentenced to 're-education through labour', US human rights group says

    Posted Apr 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Jinfeng had been arrested on March 5 during a rally in Jinan and sentenced 12 days later, Human Rights in China said from its New York headquarters. It said several hundred protesters had taken ... to petitioners on how to protect their legal rights', Human Rights in China said. The rally had been timed to coincide with the league of victims' first congress, which was being held in Hong ...

  5. The bizarre fall from grace of a human rights hero

    Posted Nov 09th 2008, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... of Marcus Einfeld is trumped only by the farcical events that led to it. The renowned former judge and human rights campaigner once helped spread the rule of law in some of the planet's most ... left his post as founding head of Australia's human rights watchdog after being accused of twice claiming compensation for the same lost overcoat. A PhD came from an American university ...

  6. Animals in the service of human health

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Bryony Taylor

    ... But it remains a highly controversial issue. Animal rights groups, such as the Animal Liberation Group and Speak, argue that testing is immoral: the benefits to humans do not outweigh the pain suffered by the animals. Members of such groups believe that every animal has a right to life just as humans do, and that it is wrong to test experimental drugs on animals, often leading to their deaths. But, even ...

  7. Guilty of 'crime of speaking'

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... investigators and judges. I argue my innocence on the basis of China's constitution, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations, the political reforms I have advocated and the trend of history. One important result of the reform and open-door policy has been the awakening of Chinese people to their human rights and the rise of civil protection of rights. This has ...

  8. Rights award spurs calls to free Hu Jia

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Mainland human rights activists yesterday urged the central government to acknowledge universal human values and immediately release award-winning dissident Hu Jia. Bao Tong, a prominent political dissident, applauded the European Union's decision to honour Hu with its top human rights prize at a sensitive time. Hu was chosen by European lawmakers from among three ...

  9. Freedom of assembly upheld

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... by which the exercise of a fundamental right or freedom is liable to be restricted, a constitution properly protective of human rights requires that such a power be clearly and carefully limited ... Ordinance, and call for it to be reviewed and amended'. The police would be notified. Law Yuk-kai, of the Human Rights Monitor, urged the government to revise the ordinance and remove ...

  10. Mainland rights matter most to HK students

    Posted Dec 27th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau News about human rights on the mainland dominates a list of the year's 10 most important news stories voted for by more than 21,000 secondary school pupils in Hong Kong. Top of the list is the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to human rights activist Liu Xiaobo. The poll was conducted this month by the Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong ...




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