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  1. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Compulsory drug tests violate basic human rights, doctors' group says

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 06:09am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Medical Association says allowing police to order suspects to take tests would violate human rights and do little for addicts Doctors slam 'flawed' drug-testing plan A government plan to make it easier for police to test people for drug use is flawed and a violation of basic human rights, the Medical Association says. The proposed drug-testing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1346835/compulsory-drug-tests-violate-basic-human-rights-doctors-group-says
  2. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    China human rights to come under scrutiny at UN review

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 09:58am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing China’s human rights record under President Xi Jinping will come under formal international scrutiny on Tuesday for the first time since he took power, with the main UN rights forum set to hear accusations that the government is expanding a crackdown on dissent. The United Nations Human Rights Council, which reviews all UN members every four years, will give ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1337065/china-human-rights-come-under-scrutiny-un-review
  3. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    China defends human rights record at UN

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 05:40pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Geneva Faced with a UN review of its human rights, China acknowledged on Tuesday that it still faces shortcomings but insists it has reduced poverty, deepened judicial reforms and protections of ethnic minorities. China put its pride and promise to better itself on display at the UN’s Human Rights Council, which reviews each nation’s record once every four ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1337306/china-defends-human-rights-record-un
  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    South Korean NGO publishes details of Pyongyang's human rights abusers

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 05:34pm by Audrey Yoo

    ... organisation in South Korea released a booklet on Wednesday containing the personal details of North Korean human rights abusers to warn Pyongyang of a potential day of reckoning when the two Koreas are unified. In the publication, the Database Centre for North Korean Human Rights (NKDB) listed different cases of rights violations in the Stalinist country, such as torture, execution, imprisonment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1338030/south-korean-ngo-publishes-details-north-korean-human-rights-abusers
  5. News - World - COPYRIGHT

    Photographer and Wikipedia in battle over rights to monkey selfie

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:20pm by AP

    ... in non-human authors", the monkeys in this case. "We take these requests very seriously, and we thoroughly researched both sides of the claim," the group said. "When a work's copyright cannot vest in a human, it falls into the public domain. We believe that to be the case here." Wikimedia's spokeswoman Katherine Maher said Slater requested the photos' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1569380/photographer-and-wikipedia-battle-over-rights-monkey-selfie
  6. 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
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1241486/human-rights-issues-niggle-us-firms-eye-myanmar
  8. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    US human trafficking report misleading, says Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com US trafficking report misleading, says HK Hong Kong has hit back after a US State Department report accused it of not doing enough to tackle human trafficking. ... efforts of the government in the fight against human trafficking," a government spokesman said. "In particular, we disagree that Hong Kong is a destination and transit and source ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538010/us-human-trafficking-report-misleading-says-hong-kong
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1087038/hong-kong-must-change-human-rights-focus
  10. 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

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