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  1. We can't get to 2017 without 2012 reforms

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Does anyone seriously believe that a stalemate over democratic reforms for elections in 2012 would not deal a setback to the introduction of universal suffrage in 2017? Asked last week what would happen to that timetable if 2012 electoral refo ...

  2. Legco warned on 'bundling' reforms

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... on civil and political rights. The government must clearly declare they would be scrapped under universal suffrage, she said. But legislator Abraham Razack said more time was needed to consider ...

  3. Move to delay start of prisoner voting

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... saying human rights should not be curbed for administrative reasons. In a submission to the Legislative Council's constitutional affairs panel, the government said officials needed 10 months ... in implementation. After studying experiences overseas, where, the paper said, practices varied- with some countries barring voting rights according to the crimes for which convicts were jailed- ...

  4. Vote may not go to all prisoners

    Posted Dec 16th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... barring inmates from voting breached human rights laws. Mr Lam, at a meeting of the Legco constitutional affairs panel, said the government respected the court's ruling, and would consult ... among some lawmakers and groups looking after prisoners' rights. Legislator Leung Kwok-hung, of the League of Social Democrats, who helped prisoners apply for the judicial review leading ...

  5. Move to delay the inevitable could backfire

    Posted Jan 12th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung It hardly seems coincidental. On the eve of a constitutional reform debate in the Legislative Council last Wednesday, pro-government legislator Tam Yiu-chung called for consultation on political reform to be deferred from the first to the seco ...

  6. Prepare for fresh wave of suffrage strife

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung When, just over a year ago, Beijing approved universal suffrage for the election of Hong Kong's chief executive and legislature in 2017 and 2020 respectively, a new era dawned. A senior official of the National People's Congress Stan ...

  7. Public interest to take centre stage in legal-sector debates

    Posted Aug 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to show the public that they care for more than just their own interests, but also act as guardians of the rule of law, rights and freedoms, and are a voice for genuine universal suffrage. ...

  8. Boost for freedom to strike

    Posted Jul 30th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Public perception on the freedom to strike in Hong Kong has risen to a record high since the handover as indicated by the recent cases of industrial action, according to a survey conducted by the University of Hong Kong. The telephone poll o ...

  9. Posters and T-shirts mark the big day

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Decoration work for the rally's main stage in Victoria Park is well under way. All the activities are supported by the Civil Human Rights Front, which is financed entirely by public donations. ... '08', 'Return power to the people', 'Protect freedom of speech' and 'Fighting for democracy'. The rights group has set a dress code of white for this year's ...

  10. Support for universal suffrage drops again

    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Public support for the introduction of universal suffrage in 2007 has dropped by almost a third since the July 1 demonstrations last year, a survey has found. Despite a significant drop from 81.6 per cent in July to 54.7 per cent last week, ...




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