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  1. News - World

    Rights watchdog slams World Bank for inadequate human rights standards

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 01:16pm

    ... Audrey Yoo audrey.yoo@scmp.com The World Bank funds programmes that worsen or contribute to human rights abuses, New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a report published on Monday. ... at Human Rights Watch (HRW), in a statement. "But it needs to stop undermining its efforts by making sure it isn’t contributing to human rights abuses.” While other groups financing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1289088/rights-watchdog-slams-world-bank-inadequate-human-rights-standards
  2. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    China pressuring Spain on human rights case, says Tibetan monk

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 10:28am by Agence France-Presse in Madrid

    ... is behind attempts to change the law A Tibetan monk who pushed a human rights case against former Chinese leaders through Spanish courts accused China on Tuesday of pressuring Madrid to change ... jurisdiction”, which allows judges to try certain cases of human rights abuses committed in other countries, only to appease China. A Spanish judge on Monday sought international arrest warrants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1426427/china-pressuring-spain-human-rights-case-says-tibetan-monk
  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines police tortured suspects, says human rights official

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:11am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Officers south of Manila spun a wheel to decide what form of violence they would use on detainees, human rights officials say Police use 'torture wheel' ... Manny Pacquiao, human rights officials said yesterday. Edgar De Luna, special investigator for the Philippine Commission on Human Rights, said the group had discovered a wheel hanging from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1416126/philippines-police-tortured-suspects-says-human-rights-official
  4. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Australia's asylum policy ‘draconian’, Human Rights Watch report says

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 02:07pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Respected rights group criticises Australia for its policy towards asylum seekers Australia has damaged its human rights record by persistently undercutting protection for refugees, including a “draconian” policy to send asylum-seekers to Pacific island camps, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. In its annual World Report, the group said successive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1411033/australias-asylum-policy-draconian-human-rights-watch-report-says
  5. News - World - POLITICS

    Three years since revolution, Egypt still shackled by human rights woes

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 12:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Egypt’s military-installed authorities are quashing dissent and trampling on human rights, three years after the revolt which toppled Hosni Mubarak, Amnesty International charged Thursday. “Egypt has witnessed a series of damaging blows to human rights and state violence on an unprecedented scale over the last seven months,” Amnesty’s Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1411647/three-years-revolution-egypt-still-shackled-human-rights-woes
  6. News - Hong Kong - MOTHERS' RIGHTS

    Mother-to-be locked in battle with Hong Kong hospital over right to keep placenta

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 06:48pm by Kylie Knott

    ... of dollars, against a few hundred in public hospitals. She said refusing her was a violation of her human rights: "It's my body and I should be able to do with it what I want." Human-rights lawyer Mike Vidler agreed that a woman was entitled to keep her body parts. "Bureaucratic conservatism is at work if the public hospitals in Hong Kong don't allow women to claim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580043/mum-be-locked-battle-hong-kong-hospital-over-right-keep-placenta
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Rights and wrongs of observing China

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Rights and wrongs of observing China Pierre Ryckmans, who died this month aged 78, was better known by his pen name Simon Leys. And Simon Leys was best known as a sinologist. But, given his vast literary and artistic interests, Ryckmans is best described as a man of letters, or a Confucian gentleman, for whom the humanities in the European and classical Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577928/rights-and-wrongs-observing-china
  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Thin line between apes and humans

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by Mathew Scott

    ... the civil rights movement had gripped America and shaken that nation into facing up to issues of freedom and basic human rights. “I was struck by how these films were about violence, fear, hatred ... way of being- they make the mistake of seeing them not in their own right but on a trajectory towards humanity," he says. Since the release of Charles Darwin's On the Origin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1551921/thin-line-between-apes-and-humans
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Expats 'put off by Hong Kong' over the lack of gay rights law

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... shouldn't be used to discriminate against women, against children, or against LGBT people." Religious freedom and human rights should not be mutually exclusive, he added. Pastor Tjeerd de Boer, ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Protecting gay people from discrimination is essential if the city is to realise potential, British diplomat tells LGBT rights symposium Expats 'put ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581871/expats-put-hong-kong-lack-gay-rights-law
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    UN rights chief slams Syria ‘paralysis’ as death toll tops 191,000

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:26pm by AFP

    ... team crosschecked 318,910 killings reported to five different sources, including the Syrian government and London-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. After excluding ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva More than 191,000 people have died in Syria, United Nations rights chief Navi Pillay said on Friday, hitting out at “international paralysis” on the nearly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1579370/un-rights-chief-slams-syria-paralysis-death-toll-tops-191000

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