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  1. Imperfect human rights body still a step forward

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching In 1993, in the aftermath of the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna, the foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreed that Asean should consider establishing 'an appropriate regional mechanism on human rights'. More than 15 years went by, with little action to create a regional human rights commission. Some individual ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Only human

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... their hostility, so now people want to make them a tourist attraction.' Human rights group Survival International has been campaigning for the Jarawa for nearly 20 years. Spokeswoman Sophie Grig says ... of when they set off into the jungles of the Andaman Islands on safari, because theirs was no ordinary safari. This is a human safari, and the prey is a 'Stone Age' tribe only recently ...

  4. Chinese Hordes and Human Waves

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mark O'Neill Chinese Hordes and Human Waves by Brigadier Brian Parritt Pen and Sword This is a book about the Korean war by a British soldier who took part as an artillery officer and went on to serve 37 years in the British Army, culminating in five years as director of the Intelligence Corps. It is divided into two halves: his own combat experience in the last seven ...

  5. Press freedom 'suffering in Asia'

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Press freedom is suffering in the Asian region, according to Bob Dietz, Asia programme co-ordinator of the Committee to Protect Journalists. 'As wealthy as much of Asia has become, there is still not the same level of press freedom ...

  6. Events

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Today: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Investment intention survey: Comparison study between Europe and Asia'. Hong Kong Club. Tomorrow: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Doing business in Asia: Why human rights matter'. Foreign Correspondents' Club. Hong Kong Securities Institute talk: 'SFC's enforcement of the market misconduct ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

    Right Field: All of Asia should embrace baseball

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... Tim Noonan It may come as a surprise to some, but no other game on the continent has enjoyed as much success on the international stage All of Asia should embrace baseball The Kiwis, as is their tradition, performed a pre-game haka. This one was particula ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US exporting turmoil with its record arms sales

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Saudi government has long been accused of human rights violations, particularly against opponents of the autocratic ruling Saud family. Russia, the main weapons exporter to civil-war-wracked ... or commit war crimes and human rights abuses. One person dies every minute due to armed violence. If the grim toll is to be reduced, powerful nations have a duty to show leadership. ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar has barred Rohingya from mosques since start of Ramadan

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by SHAIKH AZIZUR RAHMAN

    ... ethnic violence between Buddhists and Rohingya. During the unrest, Myanmese security forces perpetrated human rights abuses in Rohingya villages, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International claimed last month. The rights groups said Buddhist mobs and security forces looted and destroyed Rohingya homes, and detained and killed Rohingya. Human Rights Watch described the situation ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia moving away from the death penalty

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by MABEL AU

    ... discretion, are contrary to international human rights standards. Singapore has proposed amendments to replace the mandatory death penalty with discretionary sentencing in some cases, such as where ... On November 19, the UN General Assembly's human rights committee adopted its fourth draft resolution calling for a global moratorium on executions. The resolution was co-sponsored by 91 states, ...




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