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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine police accuse Italian ambassador of human trafficking and child abuse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:44pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Manila Italian envoy accused of child abuse Philippine police have detained a vacationing Italian ambassador and filed complaints of human trafficking and child abuse after he ... from a local child rights group. Catherine Scerri of child rights group Bahay Tuluyan said she and her colleagues saw the foreigner at the resort with three young children aged nine to 12 who ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Human rights groups organise Hong Kong protest to support Edward Snowden

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng and Gary Cheung

    ... international human rights groups, to join. The Civil Human Rights Front, which is responsible for the annual July 1 pro-democracy march, has agreed to join. "We are yet to agree on the theme ... Joyce Ng and Gary Cheung in New York Whistle-blower in the spotlight Local rights groups are planning a march to press home their call for the Hong Kong government to protect the personal ...

  3. News - World - EGYPT

    Human Rights Watch says Egypt's new law curbs freedoms

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... by the Egyptian presidency for regulating non-governmental organisations dashes hopes for a free civil society after the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, Human Rights Watch said. President Mohammed ... operate freely sarah leah whitson Human Rights Watch said on Thursday the new draft was "hostile to the very notion of independent civil society". "This draft law dashes all hopes ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Breaking the chains of human trafficking in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:16am by ARCHANA KOTECHA

    ... ultimately benefiting society Chain reaction We are at a crossroads. Human trafficking is a human rights violation that cuts across different echelons of society and has a devastating impact not only ... and economic front, we can lead the way in our respect for basic human rights and human dignity. Archana Sinha Kotecha is head of legal at Liberty Asia ...

  5. News - World - AFRICA

    John Kerry urges Nigeria to respect human rights in rebel crackdown

    Posted May 25th 2013, 07:27pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Addis Ababa Kerry tells Nigeria forces to respect human rights Making his first official trip to sub-Saharan Africa, US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday demanded that Nigeria respect human rights as it cracks down on Islamist extremists and pledged to work hard to ease tensions between Sudan and South Sudan. Kerry, attending the African Union's 50th ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - World - IRAN

    Human rights abuses increase in Iran, says UN monitor

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

    ... Human rights violations in Iran escalated last year, a United Nations monitor said, spotlighting abuses including repression of freedom of speech, torture and secret executions. "The prevailing situation of human rights in Iran continues to warrant serious concern," Ahmed Shaheed told the UN Human Rights Council. "The situation for individuals in Iran who advocate ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Developing human capital just as important as setting up innovation and technology bureau

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Human capital also important Chief executives try to shape their administrations to fit their visions for the city. Leung Chun-ying is making his second attempt to establish ... it at just under HK$30 million a year. We trust he is right to expect enough support in the legislature this time. Officials have already identified the development of a digital ID for every ...

  9. News - China - CULTURE

    For animal rights activist, dog meat fight extends beyond summer festival

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:32am by He Huifeng

    ... to adopt a lower profile after an intense campaign by animal rights groups and lawyers, at home and abroad, who say the tradition promotes animal cruelty. Celebrities including actresses Betty Sun ... and hundreds in the summer," Gao said. "But the outside world has heard nothing about it." According to statistics compiled by the Humane Society International last year, ...

  10. News - China

    China petition urges human rights reforms

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 07:14pm by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu More than 120 influential scholars, lawyers and journalists have signed a petition urging the National People’s Congress to ratify an international human rights treaty as part ... calls for the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) to be ratified “as soon as possible” to promote and implement the principles of human rights and constitutionalism ...




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