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  1. Work remains to honour the world's bill of rights

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

    ... The declaration has become the Magna Carta of our time, the world's bill of rights. Though non-binding, it has led to the formation of a significant body of international law, such as the covenants against racism, genocide, the rights of the child and discrimination against women. Together with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant ...

  2. Security chief talks tough on Xinjiang

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the centre of Kashgar. Meng vowed an all-out effort to suppress and prevent violent crime and terrorism, while. He stressed that all Chinese citizens were equal before the law, saying anyone who ... discrimination in jobs and education and curbs on their religion. ...

  3. Outside the Law

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clarence Tsui Outside the Law Jamel Debbouze, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila Director: Rachid Bouchareb When Outside the Law premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year, it attracted ... illustrate French atrocities in suppressing Algerian demands for independence, Outside the Law is not a political film but a film about politics. It's a reflection of how individuals respond ...

  4. US can no longer ride for free on treaties of choice

    Posted Aug 11th 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... pressure, the exemption was not renewed and the US appeared to quietly accept that. Americans like to regard themselves as law abiding when it comes to solemn undertakings. Yet, historically, ... of its propensity for contempt. In post-war times, the US has failed to ratify three important conventions- on the Rights of the Child, on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against ...

  5. Sri Lanka has to change its approach

    Posted May 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and fairness that they have for so long been denied. Reintegration will not come easily. Laws have to be changed. There has to be a shift in attitudes. Rebuilding the island's Tamil heartland ... and present abuses must end. The government has to come good with its pledge to treat Tamils as full and equal citizens. Their long-time concerns about discrimination have to be dealt with. The civil ...

  6. Spilling over

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... discriminated migrant labourers) by low-level government employees. In Lichuan, it was corruption and police brutality. In Inner Mongolia, it was ethnic strife and environmental degradation. In Fuzhou, ... is that the causes of social unrest in China are systemic- ordinary citizens are driven to desperate and violent protests because of the lack of the rule of law and the pervasive abuse of power by officials, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book: Writing War, by Aaron William Moore

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... "War is war, and the Geneva Red Cross Convention … is a long, long way from the frontline. There is but one law here, KILL, KILL, KILL!" Moore traces his interest in the subject ...

  8. Indonesia crackdown may spark backlash, Muslim clerics warn

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'We Muslims here support the war on terror, but it should be based on the law and carried out without discrimination and without stigmatising Muslims,' said Din Syamsuddin, the head ... 10,000 students and supporters of the moderate Muslim Justice and Welfare party marched in Solo, central Java, protesting against the arrests of 18 Muslim men under tough new anti-terrorism laws ...

  9. New push to bring in anti-terrorism law

    Posted Apr 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters The government is to press ahead with a controversial anti-terrorism law by the end of this legislative year. A senior official said the government was aware of the controversy but still had to make the law, which among other things will require people to answer questions or provide documents in an investigation into how terrorists move money. 'We noticed ...

  10. Life after the tigers

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... is that the national language has been determined to be that of the main ethnic group, the Sinhalese. Laws adopted by successive Sinhalese-controlled governments have made the situation obvious, though. Discrimination against Tamils by the judiciary, police, employers and society in general is rife. This was clearly laid out to me on Wednesday by a Tamil living in Colombo. Rules that once restricted his ...




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