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  1. Needed: more humanity in human society

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Tony Henderson

    ... What we are really against is the system's anti-humanism. Of course, there are good things out there- including the many people involved in excellent work. But we need to combat the hypnosis that sucks us in; that entrances what is human and free in us, and curtails our future. Our demand that core members play an active role means that we get few takers. People want to come ...

  2. Search for new executive attracts little interest

    Posted Sep 24th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Recruitment for a new Hospital Authority chief executive has drawn a poor response. It is understood that the two or three candidates who have applied came from within the authority, including the chief executive of the New Territories East clust ...

  3. Strike a balance for human rights in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... values and vision of our society tell us to pay heed to the needs of all, while striving for a common position involving public policies. The quest for human rights or the interest of any single ... Imagine if the story went the other way- that it was a group called 'Civil Rights for Sexual Diversities' which had been awarded the contract to teach human rights to teachers. ...

  4. Great guardian of human rights

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Yash Ghai

    ... interests. Unfortunately, this approach found some support in Lord Woolf's statements in the first Bill of Rights case to go to the Privy Council. Reading the Court of Final Appeal's ... to accept variations between national laws even if the tribunal itself would not have taken the same approach). The Court of Final Appeal applied a rights-based approach that holds that human rights ...

  5. Lawmakers are only human

    Posted Jul 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... enthusiastic about convicting pro-Beijing legislator Gary Cheng Kai-nam in a conflict-of-interest case four years ago. It is regrettable that recent incidents have shown how questionable ... with, public figures should strive not to put themselves in a conflict of interest. Any conflict of interest is potential dynamite. It can blow up at any moment, especially during elections, ...

  6. A tale to restore your faith in humanity

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... and dragging down the entire Hang Seng Index. Mr Shek's criticism raised the interest of at least one reader and investor, who would otherwise dismiss all warrants as pure gambling. The reader ... on the mainland,' Mr Shek said. 'I have no idea if he is rich or not, but it was a most extraordinary gesture.' I say it's enough to restore your hope in humanity. ...

  7. Humanity and Paper Balloons

    Posted Aug 14th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Walbrook

    ... Peter Walbrook FROM THE VAULT: 1937 Humanity and Paper Balloons Starring: Kanemon Nakamura, Chojuro Kawarasaki, Shizue Yamagishi Director: Sadao Yamanaka The film: Eureka Video has ... Yamanaka made 23 films in his seven-year career, but only three are still known to exist. Of these, Humanity and Paper Balloons (1937) is considered his finest achievement. Yamanaka was unwillingly ...

  8. Meaning of humanity in sat-upon items

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... is a bizarre yet interesting combination of chairs and cabinets. It evokes a Bauhaus style with straight edges and aesthetically pleasing forms. 'I've always wanted to draw chairs and sofas ... a back or whether someone is sitting on it, the structure itself reminds us of a relaxed posture. It has a strong human touch compared with tables.' My (Class) Room #2, Meta4 Design Forum, ...

  9. Tutoring group's human rights are based on faith

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is difficult to understand the government's logic in appointing a body that is seen as blatantly partisan and deeply prejudiced to an educational role for teachers on human rights and anti-discrimination. This is the view of at least one social group that is open to discrimination and abuse of its human rights. The very name of the Society for Truth and Light is Orwellian in this sphere. ...

  10. Society cannot teach enshrined human rights

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the awarding of a government contract, to educate teachers on human rights and anti-discrimination, to the Society for Truth and Light, a body which is openly homophobic and which has in the past often called for the limiting of 'excessive' human rights in modern society. Proposals were rejected from more experienced human rights educators, including University of Hong Kong law ...




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