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  1. News - World - SECURITY

    American Civil Liberties Union sues US government over spying

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 03:26am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York US rights group sues government over spying A civil liberties group has sued the US government, saying various agencies have failed to provide adequate documents related to what it calls the sweeping monitoring of Americans' international communications. The American Civil Liberties Union said in the lawsuit, filed on Monday in the federal ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Scholarism to bypass police nod in protest over June 4 crackdown

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Protest over June 4 Tiananmen crackdown is a 'basic human right', says group Scholarism to march without a permit Student-activist group Scholarism ... opposition to the government's proposed national-education curriculum- said it believed the right to protest was a basic human right in Hong Kong. "We didn't apply ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar committee to ‘grant liberty’ to dissidents

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 06:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Myanmar’s leader has set up a committee to review political prisoner cases “to grant them liberty”, state media said Thursday, in a rare direct ... as civil society groups and other political party members, the statement in the English-language New Light of Myanmar said. Presidential spokesman Ye Htut said the issue of prisoner releases ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore’s first gay politician quits to focus on rights

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... how I can be of service to the wider cause of our civil liberties, a project which I believe to be the dominant mission of this present period "I believe that, as a nation, we have a limited appreciation of civil liberties: they have not penetrated deeply into our civic discourse and public administration. "There is a great deal of work ahead if we are to achieve the full ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Legal group produces handbook for protesters

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... of legal professionals to produce a handbook to explain their rights. The new Hong Kong Civil Liberties Union has published the five-page booklet in Chinese and English. It follows a seven-fold ... about rights under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights," he said. "Everyone has an opinion and I welcome protests because they help society to work out ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Fruit knife detention pierces concepts of freedom

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... mainlanders, freedom of speech and of the press, and the right to vote, are lofty ideals that few expect to enjoy. Many are content with the pragmatic freedom to live in a safe society and be able go ... powers and knives", saying police needed to respect citizens' rights when enforcing laws. It said police should act in accordance with the situation instead of simply denying ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Double standard on Hong Kong human rights

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... that Hong Kong is perceived to enjoy a high level of civil liberties. Therefore, I am surprised to see critical comments from the United Nations Human Rights Committee on Hong Kong's human ... essence of the common law nor understand how rule of law works within the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). I strongly believe that the ICCPR cannot be applied to its ...

  8. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Thousands take to Cambodia’s streets on Human Rights Day

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 05:08pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... conduct of July’s polls showed there had been “improvement in respect for civil liberties” in Cambodia, US ambassador William Todd said in a Tuesday statement. “Cambodia still faces challenges, ... monks, took to the streets on Tuesday to mark Human Rights Day and call for improvements in the kingdom’s rights record. Opposition leader Sam Rainsy led a crowd of some 6,000 supporters – many ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Taking liberties

    Posted Aug 04th 2013, 12:00am by Gethin Chamberlain

    ... and abuse in the nation's capital. Words and pictures by Gethin Chamberlain Taking liberties Rabina Khatun could have had no idea that her great adventure would end in rape. She was a trusting ... the legal minimum wage. Rights groups dismiss this as a sham. Most of the major tea companies source from Assam, a fertile tea-growing region with more than 850 estates; and many of the workers ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Hong Kong beats UK, US on 'human freedom' index

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... 9.02 out of 10. But in terms of personal freedom, or civil liberties, it measured 7.8, worse than at least 49 countries. This gave it an overall score on the "human freedom index" ... Chan Ka-lok, an international studies scholar at Baptist University, said the low personal freedom ranking "sounds a timely alarm over signs of compromising civil liberties ...




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