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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1255924/web-censorship-threatens-singapores-financial-status-human-rights-watch
  2. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    China's record on human rights under UN scrutiny for first time since Xi Jinping came to power

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 03:53am by Reuters, AFP

    ... record comes under U.N. scrutiny China defended its human rights record to the United Nations yesterday, insisting it has undertaken sweeping reforms, as Tibetan activists said more must be done to hold Beijing to account. Yesterday's session in Geneva was the first time that Beijing's human rights record under President Xi Jinping had come under international scrutiny. Special ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1337553/chinas-record-human-rights-under-un-scrutiny-first-time-xi-jinping-came
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing needs to catch up on promoting human rights

    Posted Nov 02nd 2013, 12:34am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial On rights, Beijing still catching up China's commitment to human rights is arguably no different from other nations', at least in writing. In its recent report to the United Nations Human Rights Council, it renewed pledges to respect the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, establish a robust system of safeguards and maintain dialogue with foreign countries. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1345630/beijing-needs-catch-promoting-human-rights
  4. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Hong Kong police chief rejects claims in US report on human rights

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Andy Tsang takes issue with a US report on human rights that highlights local criticism Police chief rejects claims of harder line on protests An official US report on human rights in Hong Kong has drawn attention to local concerns over freedom of assembly and claims that police are turning to aggressive, abusive tactics. Police Commissioner ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1219491/hong-kong-police-chief-rejects-claims-us-report-human-rights
  5. 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
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Crusading Hong Kong artists awarded inaugural Human Rights Art Prizes

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 04:37am by John Carney

    ... in the inaugural Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize. Elva Lai Ming-Chu won in the Emerging Artist category with her piece, Family Photo Album: Washing, a series of pictures showing the lives of people who ... of young artists, while recognising the role of art in raising awareness of and defending human rights. The emerging and community artist winners were chosen by judges working in the human rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1351198/crusading-hong-kong-artists-awarded-inaugural-human-rights-art-prizes
  7. News - World - SECURITY

    Draft United Nations resolution says spies are abusing human rights

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 07:43am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Draft UN resolution says spies abuse human rights Germany and Brazil circulated a draft resolution to a UN General Assembly committee that calls for an end to excessive ... would have the 193-nation assembly declare that it is "deeply concerned at human-rights violations and abuses that may result from the conduct of any surveillance of communications, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1346052/draft-united-nations-resolution-says-spies-are-abusing-human-rights
  8. 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
  9. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Human rights activists in refugees' 'March for Protection', urging reform

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Activists organise march for refugees, urge reform Human rights advocates will march this week to highlight the plight of the city's refugees ... the practice of sending foreigners back to their countries, where possible torture awaits. "There are serious systemic flaws in the decision-making process that need to be remedied," human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1071421/human-rights-activists-refugees-march-protection-urging-reform
  10. 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

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