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  1. Disabled to boycott women's group gala

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Representatives of a disabled group have refused to attend the Women's Commission's annual banquet on International Women's Day because it insisted the function be held at Government House, which is far from public transport. The Association of Women with Disabilities has accused the commission of being insensitive to minorities' needs. Under ...

  2. Rights group wants review of spy bill after a year

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng The covert surveillance bill, which the government aims to fast-track to meet a court-imposed deadline, should be reviewed after a year because of the lack of public consultation, a rights group said. Human Rights Monitor chairwoman Cyd Ho Sau- ...

  3. A new pathway for immigrants

    Posted Sep 21st 2007, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power The European Commission is talking sense on immigration. Last week, Franco Frattini, the justice commissioner, said that Europe must relax its controls and open the door ... besides setting out minimum working standards for immigrants, will establish a one-stop shop for them to apply for work permits. Moreover, the commission is establishing an information centre ...

  4. The futility of treating drugs as criminal, not public health, issue

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that are not primarily, by default, drug-oriented. A school-based prevention protocol (such as the European drug abuse prevention trial), funded by the European Commission, has had promising results. The random ... and supportive social policies in place- achieved the best results in this respect. The European Union adopts a social approach to drug abuse, seeing it as a social problem and not a crime. It is a more ...

  5. Governments desperate about their dateless populations

    Posted Jul 31st 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... marriages. The European Commission has also taken drastic measures to encourage the inflow of overseas talent. In May, it published a report by independent experts recommending that all 25 European ...

  6. Drug wars: the law vs healthcare

    Posted Apr 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that of the US. The bottom line is that it is hard to argue a staunch, anti-drug approach works. This, at least, was the consensus at a summit of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs held last week. In response to a report from the European Commission, which accused the UN's decade-old prohibitionist stance as an 'utter failure', the UN has adopted an approach focusing more ...

  7. Immigration wars

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May 2009 The European Commission adopts the EU Blue Card, a permit for highly skilled non-EU workers to live and work in any of the participating EU member states. ... other races, things usually went terribly wrong. White Europeans decided that black Africans were not as good as other human beings so they were bought and taken to North America to become ...

  8. Commission to co-ordinate antitrust action

    Posted Aug 31st 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... by the National People's Congress Standing Committee yesterday. The formation of the State Council's Anti-monopoly Commission will end debate on which agencies should lead antitrust actions. Beijing began drafting the law in 1994, but wrangling among agencies delayed the process. Currently, the powerful National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Commerce and the State ...

  9. Job-creation policy is neglecting needs of women, says lawmaker

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sophia Kao Ching-chi, chairwoman of the Women's Commission, a government-appointed advisory body. Sharing a job among two employees, practised successfully in some European countries, would ...

  10. No one exempt from our disability law

    Posted May 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... apparent there is catching up to do when it comes to some social practices and behaviour. We are, on occasion, a step or two behind what has been adopted by the United Nations, European Union ... will not be known with certainty until the Equal Opportunities Commission has investigated. Until then, it is the word of the man against that of the airline. He says he was eventually allowed to get ...




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