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  1. Comment - Letters

    Double standard on Hong Kong human rights

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Scrutiny shows UN criticism of HK human rights unjust Last month marked an important moment in Hong Kong's human rights history: a transsexual woman won her appeal at the Court ... enjoy much more comprehensive human rights than those of many other places. Freedom House, an independent organisation dedicated to the expansion of freedom around the world, recently reported ...

  2. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Heilongjiang police accuse four rights lawyers of 'disturbing order' after detention and alleged beating

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 01:20pm by Verna Yu

    ... to shoot him in the head.  The authorities rejected his request for an examination of his injuries, then refused to give him water and food, he wrote. Fellow human rights lawyer Liang Xiaojun, who ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Snowden case shows the US no longer respects human rights

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Snowden case shows the US no longer respects human rights Referring to the report: "Snowden blames broken Obama promises in NSA leak" (June 18), promises are made to be broken, ... The self-appointed champion of human rights and freedom is showing its true colours. The US has lost its right to call itself a champion of human rights and it should stop blaming other nations for violating ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't deny transgender people the right to marry

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:54am by YORK CHOW

    ... contravene human rights standards. The UN has raised concerns about such requirements for transgender people being unlawful, inhuman or degrading. Many countries, including some in the Asia-Pacific region, have abandoned such practices. It may also infringe on our domestic human rights obligations under the Bill of Rights Ordinance to be free from inhuman and degrading treatment as well ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    More than 100,000 killed in Syrian war, says human rights group

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 06:46pm by Associated Press in Beirut

    ... Associated Press in Beirut More than 100,000 people have been killed since the start of Syria’s conflict over two years ago, an activist group said on Wednesday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has been tracking the death toll in the conflict through a network of activists in Syria, released its death toll at a time when hopes for a negotiated settlement ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Monks' plan to curb Buddhist-Muslim marriages violates human rights, says Suu Kyi

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... marriages between Buddhist women and men of other faiths, describing it as a violation of human rights, a report said yesterday. "This is one-sided. Why only women? You cannot treat the women ... of Buddhism," the veteran activist said. "It is a violation of women's rights and human rights." Under the proposal- spearheaded by the controversial Mandalay cleric Wirathu- non-Buddhist ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    Hong Kong must stop looking the other way about gay rights

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:14am by TIFFANY AP

    ... take a tragedy to get the city talking about the subject It's time to stop looking the other way about gay rights What do singer Denise Ho Wan-sze, lawmaker Raymond Chan Chi-chuen ... The controversy has highlighted a reticence by the Hong Kong government to act over gay rights. In November 2012, the Legislative Council voted down a motion to consult the public over whether gay-rights ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong must change human rights focus

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... LGBT citizens denied basic rights accepted in other societies The rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) people are human rights. Unfortunately, most of us do not understand what is meant by human rights. In Hong Kong, attempts have been made to draw a protective baseline to secure the rights of citizens who may feel marginalised and vulnerable, including ...

  9. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Calls for Japanese UN human rights envoy Hideaki Ueda to step down after outburst

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japanese envoy's outburst causes stir Japan's human rights envoy to the United Nations was yesterday facing calls to quit over a video which showed him shouting at fellow diplomats to "shut up". YouTube footage of the incident at the UN torture committee in Geneva has provoked a storm of criticism on the Internet, with demands ...

  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Web censorship threatens Singapore's financial status: Human Rights Watch

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Internet censorship will 'hurt financial status' Human Rights Watch said yesterday that Singapore was undercutting its status as a financial centre by expanding media ... casts a chill over its "robust and free-wheeling" online communities and will limit Singaporeans' access to independent media, said Cynthia Wong, a researcher at Human Rights ...




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