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  1. News - China Insider - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Rights lawyers publicly shamed by China's national bar association

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 12:47pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Heilongjiang province in March for “using cult activities to endanger society”. The group had travelled to the remote city of Jiansanjiang to investigate the detention of practitioners of Falun Gong, ...

  2. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    China prevents prominent human rights lawyer Mo Shaoping from meeting German minister

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 11:41am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Police 'stop' lawyer visiting German MP Police blocked a prominent human rights lawyer from meeting Germany's deputy chancellor in Beijing, the lawyer said yesterday, in the latest example of curbs on government critics. Deputy Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel was unable to meet Mo Shaoping and other members of Chinese civil society in the capital ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    British consulate to press Hong Kong on gay marriage after diplomatic backtrack

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:31am by Christy Choi

    ... and signed by 177 parties, defines consular relations between participating states. It allows the consulate of a foreign nation to act as a "notary and civil registrar and in capacities of a similar kind" in the country where it is operating. But a spokesman for the Brazilian consulate in Hong Kong pointed out that the convention prohibited "civil registration services ...

  4. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Beijing court upholds guilty verdict against rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 01:09pm by Angela Meng

    ... a legacy of liberalism. "The party doesn't want to appear to be driven by civil society- they want to be seen to be taking control and making improvements on its own terms," said ... the ability nor the desire to give China an open society. "The hope lies with Xu, and others like him, who will fight for civil rights no matter what happens to them." Three other New ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Work ban on refugees in Hong Kong could bring danger to society

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 04:37am by Thomas Chan

    ... ban on refugees could threaten society Denying refugees and asylum seekers the right to work reduces them to "animal-like status" that risks creating serious social problems, human rights activists say. Fugitives who have fled their home countries wind up in Hong Kong largely by force of circumstance, not by design, and keeping them unemployed is bad for them and society ...

  6. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Rising hate speech in Europe could breed violence, UN rights chief warns

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:51pm by NYT

    ... that we're seeing in some parts of our society... putting into question relations between people, where the other is perceived as the enemy". EU President Herman Van Rompuy said: "We need ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Police will follow the rules in handling Occupy Central campaign, says police watchdog chief

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:19am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Police will play it by the book, says watchdog The chief of the police watchdog says he believes officers will follow procedures in handling the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement, if it happens. But Independent Police Complaints Council chairman Jat Sew-tong would not comment on Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's remarks last week ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Hongkongers urged to be 'vigilant' on city’s eroding press freedom

    Posted May 28th 2014, 01:27pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... are." As the Basic Law ensured the continued application of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Hong Kong government had "an international law obligation ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    UN panel blasts Hong Kong for ignoring the rights of new immigrants, maids

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:19am by Phila Siu and Jennifer Ngo

    ... the Society for Community Organisation, who went to the committee's hearing in Geneva. "The government has the responsibility to face these issues," she said. "It's not just ...

  10. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    UN experts ask China about treatment of activists

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 06:10pm by AP

    ... to immediately release all those detained after peacefully protesting since June for more civil society participation in the review. China was last reviewed in 2009 by the 47-nation council, the UN’s top ...




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