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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. June 4 rally to focus on human rights

    Posted Apr 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn Alliance hopes to boost civic knowledge as a way of promoting democracy The June 4th anniversary rally this year will pay tribute to the movement to protect human rights ... commemorative activities, said its chairman, Szeto Wah. 'The movement to defend human rights on the mainland is worth supporting as it helps improve civic knowledge, which could become a drive ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Government pledges to take humane approach to evictions for rail work

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The administration will adopt a 'humane approach' to evictions from Tsoi Yuen Tsuen when it takes over the village in about a month's time for construction ... houses, then we will adopt a humane approach. We could make room [for an extension],' Yau said. 'But if they have no plan to move, for the sake of proper use of public funds, we ...

  7. Government unconcerned with humane animal welfare policies

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... welfare groups and other serious campaigners who have been working tirelessly for the past 15 years to have effective humane animal welfare legislation passed through Legco, but are consistently ... rightly points out, animal welfare campaigners do indeed have the firm support of district councillors city-wide, who in addition to rejecting the senseless waste of taxpayers' money, also ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. Government insists exemptions to UN rights covenant still apply

    Posted Nov 16th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui The government has released its response to criticisms by the UN Human Rights Committee about universal and equal suffrage for the Legislative Council, right of abode, media ... and Political Rights. A human rights groups called the report 'the most insincere and carefree' it had seen in more than 10 years. In response to criticisms of the Legislative Council election ...

  10. UN rights committee to scrutinise constitutional reform green paper

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The green paper on constitutional development is set to come under the scrutiny of the United Nations Human Rights Committee. Human Rights Monitor, Hong Kong's leading ... of Hong Kong's constitutional development,' Human Rights Monitor director Law Yuk-kai said. In the submission, Human Rights Monitor criticises the Hong Kong government for stressing ...




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