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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. News - World - GAZA

    Israel dismisses United Nations probe into Gaza war crimes

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:14pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Geneva The United Nations has named experts to an international commission of inquiry into possible human rights violations and war crimes committed by both sides during Israel's military offensive in Gaza. Israel, however, dismissed the inquiry as a UN Human Rights Council "kangaroo court". William Schabas, a Canadian professor of international law, ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Animals in Gaza zoo no safer than humans from Israeli bombardment

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gaza City Some animals are dead, others in wrecked cages after Israeli attack Zoo devastated by Gaza conflict The lions sat dazed in the shade of their damaged pen, while nearby the decayed carcasses of two vervet monkeys lay conto ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's Thein Sein to free all political prisoners as Cameron presses on human rights

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... British Prime Minister David Cameron earlier urged the president to defend human rights during talks. Thein Sein promised to take a “zero tolerance approach” to people who “fuel ethnic hatreds” ... as the continuation of your reform process, we are also very keen to see greater action in terms of promoting human rights and dealing with regional conflicts. “We are particularly concerned about what has ...




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