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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

    ... to “protect the legal profession’s image and reputation”, that the public should be aware these men were not lawyers. 中华全国律师协会在《法制日报》登出声明,给了那些曾经的律师,现在的公民们一个官方说法,更像是一个“光荣榜”。 pic.twitter.com/2NN7wrdILv ... that the statement served to “protect the legal profession’s image and reputation”. Wang Cheng, one of the seven lawyers mentioned in the statement, said had not been formally notified about the revocation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1544177/rights-lawyers-publicly-shamed-chinas-national-bar-association
  2. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Forced to go five-star: How China sends dissidents on all-expenses paid trips to keep them quiet

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 11:44am by Agence France-Presse

    ... of trip, they need to be above a certain rank,” said environmental campaigner Wu Lihong, adding he was taken to the ancient city of Xian for two weeks in March. “Quite a few” officials from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1540832/forced-go-five-star-how-china-sends-dissidents-all-expenses-paid-trips
  3. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Woman accused of abusing Indonesian helper Erwiana pleads ‘not guilty’ to all charges

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:43pm by LO WEI, AFP

    ... sparking angry protests as well as calls for legislation to provide better protection. The Asian financial hub is home to nearly 300,000 maids, mainly from Indonesia and the Philippines.  ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529194/woman-accused-abusing-indonesian-helper-erwiana-pleads-not-guilty-all
  4. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

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

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

    ... a prosperous, efficient, generous and protective Europe to avoid a Europe dominated by the fear of the other and the hate of the other." Those in the Brussels talks held a minute of silence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530303/rising-hate-speech-europe-could-breed-violence-un-rights-chief-warns
  5. 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

    ... reunions involving Hong Kong-mainland families should be eradicated to ensure "the widest possible protection of, and assistance to, the family", it said. Referring to recent cases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1520082/un-panel-blasts-hong-kong-ignoring-rights-new-immigrants-maids
  6. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Study to shed light on sex discrimination: Equal Opportunities Commission

    Posted May 13th 2014, 03:51am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... on a study into gender bias and the feasibility of laws to protect the rights of sexual minorities, the anti-discrimination watchdog says. The independent research will cover practical scenarios ... The watchdog is filling a gap in studying the issue of protecting and empowering LGBT, or lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, as gay-rights activists have criticised the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1510799/study-shed-light-sex-discrimination-equal-opportunities-commission
  7. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    'I'd rather face death in Somalia than be destitute in Hong Kong', says asylum seeker

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by Ernest Kao

    ... the Somali journalist was clutching desperately at a remote hope of seeking asylum protection. Now Hussein, 36, just wants to return to his war-torn homeland in two weeks. A man hardened ... of African journalists from their home countries fleeing violence and intimidation, which was identified in a report by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists. "You know Mogadishu? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493770/journalist-forgoes-hong-kong-life-breadline-war-torn-somalia
  8. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Report slams Hong Kong for 'narrow, fragmented laws' that fail to stop human trafficking

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:26am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Damning report says city is failing to comply with minimum standards and calls for action on forced labour and laws to protect victims Hong Kong under fire on human trafficking Hong Kong's laws on human trafficking are too narrow and fragmented to protect victims, says a report published today. It says the city's focus on trafficking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455777/hong-kong-under-fire-human-trafficking
  9. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Transgender refugee goes through 'hell' in Hong Kong to be recognised as a woman

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:15am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... through Amnesty International. But to secure the UNHCR's protection, she surrendered her passport and took on the status of refugee. She is now seeking legal aid to take court action over her alleged mistreatment while being detained by immigration. Despite being under the UNHCR's official protection, Rubashkyn describes her life in Hong Kong as "a nightmare". Like all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1457021/transgender-refugee-goes-through-hell-hong-kong-be-recognised-woman
  10. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Proposal for full sex change surgery before marriage allowed ‘unnecessary’

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 12:37pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... was passed before gender recognition and anti-discrimination policies and laws were in place then there would be a period where sexual minorities were not protected and not given equal rights. Last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1463081/proposal-full-sex-change-surgery-marriage-allowed-unnecessary

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