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  1. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY: ANALYSIS

    Human rights issues niggle as US firms eye Myanmar

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... military regime. The Myanmar government remains under fire from human rights groups for its attitude toward the displaced Muslim Rohingya. In a May 6 speech, Thein Sein acknowledged that "we ...

  2. News - World - CANADA

    Canada extradites 20 Hungarians convicted in human trafficking case

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ottawa Hungarian human traffickers expelled Canada has announced the extradition of 20 Hungarians convicted in what authorities described as the largest human trafficking case in Canadian history, for forcing eastern European refugee claimants into slavery. Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney made the announcement on Tuesday in Hamilton, Ontario where ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Rising hate speech in Europe could breed violence, UN rights chief warns

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:51pm by NYT

    ... on rising hate speech in Europe The recent rise in xenophobic rhetoric from European Union politicians could pave the way for violence and human rights violations, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned in Geneva. At the opening of the UN Human Rights Council's summer session on Tuesday, Pillay said the xenophobic, racist and religiously intolerant discourse could ...


    UN rights chief urges China to halt Tiananmen anniversary sweep

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 09:46am by Agence France-Presse in Geneva

    ... of anniversary UN human rights chief Navi Pillay on Tuesday called on China to release dozens of activists detained ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on democracy protests. “I urge the Chinese authorities to immediately release those detained for the exercise of their human right to freedom of expression,” Pillay said in a statement. Dozens of individuals, among ...

  9. News - China

    China defends human rights record

    Posted Aug 03rd 2013, 11:51am by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... be exercised within China's law Beijing says the human rights situation in China is at a historic best, rejecting comments from a senior US diplomat that the rights situation is deteriorating ... that the Chinese are enjoying unprecedented rights but added those rights must be exercised within China’s law. The remarks came after the annual US-China Human Rights Dialogue was held Tuesday ...

  10. News - China

    US to promote human rights during meeting with China

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 09:04am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The United States said on Friday that it would seek improvements in China’s human rights record, including its treatment of ethnic minorities, during talks next week in the Asian nation. The United States and China will hold an annual dialogue on human rights Tuesday and Wednesday in the southern city of Kunming, with the US delegation also ...




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