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  1. Statute of liberty

    Posted May 24th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... against human rights in the name of counter-terrorism. People are no longer willing to buy the fallacious argument that reducing our liberty will increase our security.' As the international ... on Civil and Political Rights, and agreed to host a UN Special Rapporteur on torture last year. But many of the rapporteur's recommendations were rejected. Amnesty expresses optimism ...

  2. 'Long Hair' seeks judicial review of ban on prisoner voting

    Posted Aug 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... who threatened to blow up banks in the mid-1990s, filed his own court application asking for the right to vote on September 7. Mr Leung argued that candidates would lose out if they could ... their legal right to a presumption of innocence, it said. The prohibition also hurt prisoners' chances of adjusting to life outside jail, a key goal of the corrections system. ...

  3. Allowing inmates to vote gives them role in society

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... long ago by the Legislative Council makes a blanket exception for prisoners. Hong Kong has followed the traditional view in Britain- that civil rights forfeited by a prisoner should include ... The question is no longer whether prisoners should have the right to vote while paying their debt to society, but whether that right should be restricted. A blanket ban on prisoner voting ...

  4. Core issues remain for HK, report says

    Posted Feb 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The US State Department's human rights report has concluded that the Hong Kong government 'generally respected the human rights of citizens', but it noted some 'core issues remained'. Its 2008 human rights report on China, which includes a review of Hong Kong and Macau, highlighted areas that required attention. 'The terms of the Basic Law ...

  5. Financial woes

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A survey has found that very few voters at the Legco elections will focus on universal suffrage when looking at all the issues. Is this understandable in the face of rising inflation and economic uncertainty? Write to us. ...

  6. Electoral abuses

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... such laws go too far in abusing civil rights. But it is a disturbing argument. Those who embrace it blindly are in fact saying elected governments can abuse even universally recognised basic rights ... them. But Hong Kong's champions of human rights have not done this. That leaves the impression they can live with the abuse of civil rights if it is carried out by an elected government ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Cautionary lesson in human rights

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... them to be mindful of Hong Kong's core values, enshrined in the Basic Law, the Bill of Rights, and two human rights conventions which Hong Kong has long since signed and ratified- one against torture and similar abuses, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political rights, which also rules out torture. The reason is that a survey of nearly 800 liberal studies teachers ...

  9. Groups criticise rights forum's cancellation

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... promise to uphold civil liberties. Ahead of the annual July 1 protest, event organiser Civil Human Rights Front warned that any attempts by officials to ban the march by using ... Announcing the group's latest rights report, Wei Siu-lik, convenor of the Front, said Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen had failed on multiple counts to uphold human rights and civil ...

  10. RTHK ruling a victory for an open society

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

    ... is a victory for common sense. Mr Justice Michael Hartmann's ruling that the authority's ruling was discriminatory and restricted freedom of speech upholds our rights. The programme featured ... of speech based on a discriminatory factor- 'that homosexuality... may be offensive to some viewers'. Freedom of speech is protected by the Basic Law. It is one of our fundamental rights ...




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