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  1. Beijing reviews key human rights treaty

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... that Beijing is reviewing a key international human rights treaty, prompting speculation about mainland ratification of the sensitive International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights after years ... 1,500 delegates from 60 countries and regions that Beijing had made great progress in protecting citizens' freedom and rights, citing the 21 international human rights conventions ...

  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. 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 ...

  4. Human rights lawyer says he was tortured

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Didi Kirsten Tatlow in Beijing Prominent Beijing human rights lawyer Li Heping says he was abducted outside his law offices by unidentified men at the weekend, driven to a remote spot ... according to Chinese Human Rights Defenders, a mainland-based association of rights groups. Prominent rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who has been missing since September 22, is also believed to have ...

  5. Pinochet case a turning point in human rights battle

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the changed global human rights situation he prompted. The suffering his orders inflicted during the 1970s and 1980s was so horrendous that the world has vowed that past and present leaders must ... to be brought before courts with international human rights standards as the basis for trials. There can be no national reconciliation and countries will not be able to move confidently into the future ...

  6. What price human rights?

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... last year is not so alarmed. Its members say the treaty reportedly contains a general clause allowing Canberra to refuse a Chinese request for assistance in an investigation on human rights grounds. But is that enough? History is littered with examples of nations sacrificing individuals' human rights when they find it expedient to do so. And there is an unfortunate tendency ...

  7. Great guardian of human rights

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Yash Ghai

    ... to accept variations between national laws even if the tribunal itself would not have taken the same approach). The Court of Final Appeal applied a rights-based approach that holds that human rights ... A fundamental objective of human rights litigation is to affirm and elaborate standards of conduct of administrative bodies, in this case the police. The circumstances of the case highlight the lack ...

  8. A stubborn denial of homosexuals' human rights

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui The sky darkened for human rights activists when the Broadcasting Authority ruled in January that an RTHK television programme on gay lovers was 'unfair, partial and biased ... The Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor says the city is out of line with its Asian peers, such as Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam and Cambodia, which have the same age of consent for homosexual ...

  9. Who said it?

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... We have human rights issues in the US, but we also have a very strong system to respond to them U.S. diplomat Michael Posner, at a briefing on the U.S.-China human rights dialogue If [users] are concerned about Google mixing up information about their personal and work affairs, they should consider creating multiple accounts Privacy Commissioner Allan Chiang Yam-wang We would ...

  10. Watchdog warns on access to personal data

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung The right of a person to access his personal data was important and should not be taken lightly, Privacy Commissioner Roderick Woo Bun said yesterday. He was commenting after a doctor was fined HK$1,000 last Friday for breaching the privacy law. The doctor had failed to respond to a patient's request for her medical records within the required 40 days. Mr Woo said ...




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