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  1. Trade-based voting 'pointing the way to universal suffrage'

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Referring to the United Nations Handbook on Elections and a 1987 ruling by the European Court of Human Rights, she argued that countries had a 'wider margin of appreciation' to fulfil ...

  2. Where the sky's the limit for women

    Posted Jul 18th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power Mao Zedong said 'Women hold up half the sky,' although by and large in communist China women have had a tough time, playing second fiddle to the men. In Sweden, women really hold up half the sky. If foreign minister Anna Lindh had ...

  3. Auschwitz horror one of many great tragedies

    Posted Jan 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The 60th anniversary of the relief of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was hypocritically commemorated by world leaders urging vigilance lest the tragedy reoccur ('Shoulder to shoulder against evil', January 28). That holocaust is one o ...

  4. Survival of civil liberties the most valuable facet of Tung's legacy

    Posted Mar 04th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... that Hong Kong's civil liberties would vanish when we came under Beijing's thumb. It never happened. Thus if foreign journalists are now to issue a report card on Mr Tung's ... the doubts they cast on him in 1997. We have our civil liberties as fully as we ever had them under British administration and this is a very good record. But cast your mind back to those television ...

  5. 18,000 on march to get vote on democracy

    Posted Jun 14th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... organisers said yesterday. The Civil Human Rights Front hopes the exercise will pave the way for a full-scale referendum in future. Some members hope it will renew pressure on the government ... exercise their civil rights in this mock referendum.' Although activists are confident that more than 50,000 people will join the march, they have prepared enough ballots only for 18,000 ...

  6. Activists must march to a new tune

    Posted Jul 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Civil Human Rights Front- an alliance of activist groups- played a pivotal role in the July 1 mass demonstrations of 2003 and last year that shaped subsequent political developments ... to change its policies. Political scientists say that with diverse causes like youth rights, the environment and independent media, the new groups will bring fresh energy to social and political ...

  7. A muted rally, but it does not blunt the message

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... introduction of universal suffrage, marchers have lost some of their previous steam to push for change. Jackie Hung Ling-yu, of the Civil Human Rights Front, agreed that the general atmosphere ... a pre-march prayer session: 'If high officials do not respect the people and will not give them the right to vote, there can be no long-term happiness.' ...

  8. Mock referendum to highlight democracy call at July 1 march

    Posted May 20th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... of the Civil Human Rights Front which organises the protest, said it was still too early to estimate the turnout. The political atmosphere could change in the run-up to the July 10 chief executive ...

  9. Minister rejects vote timetable

    Posted Feb 11th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The constitutional affairs chief has given the clearest indication yet that there will be no timetable on universal suffrage in the near future because of different views in the community. Instead, Stephen Lam Sui-lung urged the democratic ca ...

  10. Rights slipping

    Posted Jun 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Most respondents to a Hong Kong government survey feel that human rights conditions have deteriorated since 1997 and they want universal suffrage as soon as possible. What do you think? Share your views: write to us ...




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