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  1. News - World

    European Union lawmakers award top human rights prize to Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 05:30pm by AP

    ... BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers award top human rights prize to Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1328672/european-union-lawmakers-award-top-human-rights-prize-pakistani
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rights abuses take gloss off smiling Michelle Obama’s trip to China

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 07:03pm by Chang Ping

    ... Hillary Rodham Clinton angered the Chinese government by delivering a speech titled "Women's rights are human rights", as part of the UN's Fourth Conference on Women in Beijing. Just a week before Obama's visit, human rights activist Cao Shunli died in custody while in a Beijing hospital. Cao was detained by police when she was on her way to a UN human rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1461709/rights-abuses-take-gloss-smiling-michelle-obamas-trip-china
  3. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Beijing court upholds guilty verdict against rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 01:09pm by Angela Meng

    ... that 'hunting tigers' and 'swatting flies' are just facades," said Liu Weiguo, a human rights lawyer, referring to the slogan that President Xi Jinping used for his anti-graft ... Maya Wang, a researcher at Human Rights Watch. "It's very much a top-down process, not-bottom up." Despite the setbacks, Teng Biao, a fellow rights lawyer and editor of Xu's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1475845/beijing-court-upholds-guilty-verdict-against-rights-lawyer-xu-zhiyong
  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    British minister vows to quit convention on human rights

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manchester Home Secretary blasts rules making it difficult for country to boot out 'dangerous foreigners' Minister vows to quit convention on human rights Home Secretary Theresa May said yesterday her ruling Conservative party would take Britain out of the European Convention on Human Rights if re-elected in 2015. She said she would include such a promise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1321744/british-minister-vows-quit-convention-human-rights
  5. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    North Korea should face ICC over crimes against humanity, says UN probe

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:02pm by AFP

    ... report: Former North Korea detainees speak of ordeal “Systemic, widespread and gross human rights violations have been and are being committed by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, its institutions and officials,” said the report by the Commission of Inquiry on North Korea set up in March last year by the UN Human Rights Council. “In many instances, the violations of human rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1429621/un-panel-set-expose-north-korea-war-crimes-and-bring-cases-hague-report
  6. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Four rights lawyers detained after questioning Falun Gong detentions

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:02am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Rights experts held on 'cult' allegations while probing treatment of Falun Gong members 4 lawyers detained for questioning detentions Four human rights ... day, they were hauled from their hotel by around a dozen plain-clothes police officers, he said. Li fears the cult charges represent "a new model" of targeting human rights lawyers. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1455766/four-rights-lawyers-detained-after-questioning-falun-gong-detentions
  7. News - Hong Kong

    Veteran human rights campaigner- a champion of Hong Kong's ethnic minorities

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 02:34pm by KIM WALL

    ... But there was plenty of discrimination towards mainlanders. “You come to Hong Kong and you sink or swim,” said Wong, the director of human rights group Hong Kong Unison. “You had to manage on your own.” ... When Wong began advocating the rights of Hong Kong’s ethnic minorities she says they were invisible to policymakers. Many members of ethnic minorities were not aware they were entitled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1309742/veteran-human-rights-campaigner-champion-hong-kongs-ethnic-minorities
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Politics stalls Vietnam's march towards human rights reforms

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by JONATHAN LONDON

    ... Jonathan London Jonathan London says crackdown on dissent a sign Hanoi is unfit to join human rights council Mired in the past, elite impede Vietnam's reform Recent developments ... outlets for Vietnam's exports. Obama's insistence that a comprehensive partnership would be contingent on significant improvements in Hanoi's human rights record elicited ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1307812/politics-stalls-vietnams-march-towards-human-rights-reforms
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Human misery, whether in Syria or North Korea, stains our conscience

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 11:40am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Kevin Rafferty sees little hope of an end to civil war in one, and systematic oppression in the other Human misery, whether in Syria or N Korea, stains our collective ... against its citizens, including systematic executions, torture, rape and mass starvation, "wrongs that shock the conscience of humanity", according to Michael Kirby, the retired ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1432478/human-misery-whether-syria-or-north-korea-stains-our
  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    UN inquiry into human rights appeals for access to North Korea

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul UN inquiry appeals for access to North Korea A UN inquiry gathering harrowing testimony of human rights abuses in North Korea appealed for access ... North Korea's human rights record, and plans to collect witness testimony in Japan, Thailand, Britain and the United States. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1299919/un-inquiry-human-rights-appeals-access-north-korea

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