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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - World - SECURITY

    US judge rules ‘no-fly’ ban on 13 Muslim citizens unconstitutional

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 09:10pm by AP

    ... their placement on the list, and the 13 people who sued the government had been unconstitutionally deprived of their right to fly. "This should serve as a wake-up call to the government," said American Civil Liberties Union lawyer Hina Shamsi. "This decision also benefits other people wrongly stuck on the no-fly list because it affords them [an opportunity to challenge] a Kafkaesque ...

  3. Talking liberties

    Posted May 21st 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Linda Choy

    ... activists also pointed to some worrying trends in freedoms and civil liberties. Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor director Law Yuk-kai believes the city's civil liberty situation has remained ... People's Congress, the national legislature in Beijing. Among them were legislative efforts by the British colonial administration to enhance civil liberties. Also among the casualties ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Civil disobedience movement to launch next month after 'disappointing' reform report

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:29am by Ada Lee, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... disappoint Watch: Students respond to Carrie Lam's report on universal suffrage for Hong Kong in 2017 The Federation of Students, Scholarism and the Civil Human Rights Front say they will launch ... consulted. The alliance plans to meet the Civil Human Rights Front and the students next week to discuss their plans. They also hope to meet Lam, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs ...

  5. Prison vote debate unlocks deeper issues

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung After the High Court ruled in December against the current blanket ban on prisoners' right to vote, a change in the decades-old policy is inevitable. The question is: how ... the right of inmates to vote. Seen from that light, option one represents the most liberal approach, by limiting the ban. Underlying option two is the idea that certain restrictions are justifiable ...

  6. Long-term prisoners may be denied the vote

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

    ... out the proposals notes that some countries, such as Norway, restrict the voting rights of prisoners convicted of certain crimes restrictions. However, it says the Hong Kong government prefers ...

  7. News - World - SECURITY

    How you get on US terrorism watch list, but have no way of finding out why

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by AFP

    ... on the unproven and flawed premise that it can predict if a person will commit a terrorist act in the future," said Hina Shamsi, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's national ... on an unproven … premise CIVIL LIBERTARIAN HINA SHAMSI The rules introduced by President Barack Obama's administration represented an expansion of the government's power when it came ...

  8. Show you treasure the right to vote

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... months and Legislative Council elections later next year loom larger on the political horizon. But there are good reasons, apart from exercising a cherished democratic right, for people to turn ... and responsibilities. As we move towards universal suffrage, we should show that we treasure the voting rights we already have. All politics starts locally, including aspirations for full democracy. ...

  9. News - World - EDWARD SNOWDEN

    NSA snoops on major human rights groups, Edward Snowden says

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:41pm by GDN

    ... of private communications. "This technology offers the most significant new threat to civil liberties in the modern era." XKeyscore allows analysts to search with no prior authorisation ... The Guardian NSA 'snoops on major human rights groups' The US has targeted prominent human rights organisations and spied on their staff, Edward Snowden said, in giving evidence ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US lawmakers should act to stop indiscriminate spying

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for civil liberties. The US' top court took the right path with mobile phones by putting privacy first. So, too, should legislators. The US has to end its mass, suspicionless, surveillance ... creates gaps that allow infringements of rights. A US Supreme Court ruling preventing police from searching mobile phones without a warrant except under exceptional circumstances bridges one ...




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