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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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Convicted robber asks court for right to vote from inside prison

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger A convicted armed robber who threatened to blow up several banks in the mid-1990s wants the right to vote. Simon Chan Kin-sum, 32, who is serving a 12-year jail sentence ... to register as a voter, the application says. He says the Basic Law guarantees citizens 'the right to take part in the conduct of public affairs... and the right to vote by universal and equal ...

  10. 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 ...




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