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  1. Macau security bill a threat to civil liberties, says HK rights group

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... might still threaten civil liberties, a human rights group said. But because of Macau's controls, more stringent than Hong Kong's, observers said they believed the proposal to ban acts ... Monitor, said the vague definition of some offences, plus the general lack of protection for civil liberties, made the bill more worrying than its shelved Hong Kong counterpart. 'The worst ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/657293/macau-security-bill-threat-civil-liberties-says-hk-rights-group
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1394118/american-civil-liberties-union-sues-us-government-over-spying
  3. Democracy haters are taking aim at our liberties

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... and reduce the number of polling stations, to make it hard for people to participate. So far, so bad. Even worse is the extreme reluctance of government leaders to exercise their right to vote- ... be worried; moves to undermine the rule of law and liberty might spread elsewhere. As the Health Department constantly reminds us, viruses must be contained without delay. Stephen Vines is a Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709639/democracy-haters-are-taking-aim-our-liberties
  4. News - China - AUTOBIOGRAPHY

    Chinese civil rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong releases book amid likely court rebuff

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:38am by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Xu Zhiyong describes how he became involved in activism and lays out vision for a new China Civil rights lawyer releases book amid likely court rebuff Prominent civil rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong will release his autobiography today, as a Beijing court rules on his appeal against charges of disrupting public order, for which he was convicted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1474623/chinese-civil-rights-lawyer-xu-zhiyong-releases-autobiography-amid-likely
  5. Real issue is genuine choice, not suffrage

    Posted May 31st 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) sheds light on what universal suffrage means. Article 25 says that every citizen shall have the right 'to vote and to be elected ... the UN Human Rights Committee charged with monitoring implementation of the covenant issued a detailed interpretation of the meaning of Article 25 at its 57th session in 1996. But Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/715756/real-issue-genuine-choice-not-suffrage
  6. Roadshow rolls on with a kinder reception for justice minister

    Posted Jun 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... presentations. Using PowerPoint with an Act Now logo, Wong said he often heard protesters chanting that they wanted universal suffrage and the right to elect the chief executive. 'I want universal suffrage too. And I also want the right to elect the chief executive,' he said. However, Wong said that ideals could only be converted into real change by applying realistic thinking. Demands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716624/roadshow-rolls-kinder-reception-justice-minister
  7. Seats offer fails to convince democrats

    Posted Apr 16th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Pan-democrats are being wooed by the government to support its constitutional reform proposal with an offer to scrap appointed seats in the district councils, a day after saying there was no room for compromise. But the offer has received lu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/711514/seats-offer-fails-convince-democrats
  8. News - World - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Other social media firms back Facebook in privacy court battle

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:16pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Other tech firms and civil liberties groups back fight over police warrant seeking data Support for Facebook in battle over net privacy Facebook's battle ... Kickstarter, Meetup, and Tumblr said on Monday they were seeking to join the clash on Facebook's side. The New York Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union also said they were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572223/other-social-media-firms-back-facebook-privacy-court-battle
  9. Letters

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... common ground and strike a balance between the interests of all parties concerned. Since the SFC is immune from civil litigation in this legal challenge, it has the responsibility to make sure ... international reputation as a global financial hub. Abraham Razack, Legislative Councillor Voting rights for all prisoners Everyone should have the right to vote in elections, including prisoners. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676969/letters
  10. Court asked to suspend prisoner voting ruling

    Posted Feb 24th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... League of Social Democrats legislator Leung Kwok-hung and two prisoners- sought declarations from the court that the two laws that deprived prisoners of their rights to vote and register as voters were unconstitutional. The move followed a ruling by Mr Justice Cheung in December that the disenfranchisement provisions that limited prisoners' and detained people's rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671018/court-asked-suspend-prisoner-voting-ruling

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