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  1. News - China Insider - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Rights lawyers publicly shamed by China's national bar association

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 12:47pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com In a rare move, China’s national bar association named and shamed seven lawyers who have fought some of the country’s highest-profile human rights ... The seven rights advocates – some of whom had recently tried to investigate a sensitive Falun Gong case – “are not lawyers; the activities they pursue are unrelated to the legal profession”, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1544177/rights-lawyers-publicly-shamed-chinas-national-bar-association
  2. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Spanish High Court dismisses China human rights cases

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:45am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Madrid Spain’s High Court on Monday dismissed two judicial investigations into alleged cases of genocide and human rights violations by Chinese authorities under a new law ... perpetrators. China bristled in February when a Spanish judge issued arrest orders for former top Chinese officials as part of investigations into a 2006 human rights complaint by a Tibetan-Spanish monk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539427/spain-high-court-dismisses-china-rights-cases
  3. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Libyan torture victim seeks to overturn British court ruling

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:02pm by Reuters

    ... abduction and rendition involved other countries, most notably the United States. This week, Belhadj launches an appeal against that decision. Lawyers and human rights campaigners warn that if he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557030/libyan-torture-victim-seeks-overturn-british-court-ruling
  4. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Ensure fair trial for GSK probe pair, Foreign Correspondents' Club urges Beijing

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Christy Choi

    ... they carried out for scandal-hit British pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline. "Transparency is a cornerstone of the judicial process and a fair trial is a fundamental human right," the club ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556678/ensure-fair-trial-gsk-probe-pair-foreign-correspondents-club-urges
  5. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Jailed pastor's family escapes from China to the US after 'harassment by authorities'

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:20pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Zhang's daughter, son-in-law and grandchild spirited out of the country by activists via Southeast Asia Three family members of jailed pastor Zhang Shaojie have sneaked out of China to the United States with the help of activists after complaining about an extended campaign of harassment by the authorities, a Christian rights group said yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555344/jailed-pastors-family-escape-china-us-after-harassment-authorities
  6. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

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

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

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Geneva Rights chief points to electoral gains by far right as she says politicians' xenophobia, racism and religious intolerance could breed violence U.N. warns 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530303/rising-hate-speech-europe-could-breed-violence-un-rights-chief-warns
  7. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Negotiations with Libyan put on CIA torture flight in Hong Kong 'stalled'

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:21am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Lawyer for Libyan put on CIA flight from Chek Lap Kok and tortured says family is making no progress in bid for redress from Hong Kong Talks with rendition victims 'stalled' Negotiations between the government and the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553006/negotiations-libyan-put-cia-torture-flight-hong-kong-stalled
  8. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Tibetan writer placed under house arrest 'over dinner invite from John Kerry's delegation'

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 12:58pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Rights advocate believes her acceptance of a meeting with the US delegation visiting China was the cause of couple's house arrest A well-known Tibetan ... Woeser, who has been advocating Tibetans rights, said state security officers arrived at her Beijing home late last night, shortly after she and her husband Wang Lixiong returned from a trip. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550271/tibetan-writer-placed-under-house-arrest-over-dinner-invite-us-official
  9. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    UN panel blasts Hong Kong for ignoring the rights of new immigrants, maids

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:19am by Phila Siu and Jennifer Ngo

    ... for ignoring rights charter A United Nations rights body has accused Hong Kong of not upholding human rights and failing to prevent discrimination. The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights ... Social and Cultural Rights] has not been incorporated into legislation and therefore its provisions are not directly applicable by courts and tribunals," the committee said. The observations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1520082/un-panel-blasts-hong-kong-ignoring-rights-new-immigrants-maids
  10. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    UN chides Iran over juvenile executions

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:15am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Geneva UN chides Iran over juvenile executions The UN human rights chief yesterday appealed to Iran not to execute a woman convicted of murdering her husband at age 17. Razieh Ebrahimi is among some 160 people thought to be on death row in Iran for crimes committed before they turned 18, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said. "The imminent execution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541349/un-chides-iran-over-juvenile-executions

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