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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea says it has invited European Union human rights official to visit

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 10:55am by Associated Press at the United Nations

    ... made to United Nations rights officials. North Korea on Thursday said it has invited European Union’s top human rights official to visit the country, but it threatened to drop recent offers ... also agreed to the visit of our country by the Special Representative for Human Right of European External Action Service,” – the name for the EU’s diplomatic service. The European Union’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1628934/north-korea-says-it-has-invited-european-union-human-rights-official-visit
  2. News - World - CANADA

    Canada’s ‘ridiculous’ human rights galvanise evangelical Chinese

    Posted May 21st 2014, 10:24pm by Ian Young

    ... in Pacific Space". Tse wrote that his Cantonese-speaking evangelical research participants believed human rights were being taken to "ridiculous" extremes in Canada. CSCF co-chairman ... highlighted for many that 'Western' Canadian society's constitutional fixation on 'human rights' was descending into nihilism, bolstering in turn the ideological merits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1517364/canadas-ridiculous-human-rights-galvanise-evangelical-chinese
  3. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Domestic helpers in UAE tell Human Rights Watch how they’re abused

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:42pm by AP

    ... them, and there's little they can do because they are excluded from the country's labour-law protections, according to a rights group. The abuse complaints are rampant throughout the wealthy region, which relies on foreign labour. Human Rights Watch said the problem was that the migrant workers' residency was tied to their employers through a sponsorship system ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1623117/domestic-helpers-uae-tell-human-rights-watch-how-theyre-abused
  4. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Sakharov human rights award for 'Dr Miracle' leading Congo's war on mass rape

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 08:40pm by AFP

    ... Denis Mukwege, who has won this year's Sakharov human rights prize, has been dubbed "Doctor Miracle" for helping tens of thousands of gang rape victims in the Congo. Mass rape has ... by the European Parliament to outstanding human rights advocates. The 350-bed hospital Mukwege founded treats more than 3,500 women a year, providing free consultations and doing reconstructive surgery ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1622247/sakharov-human-rights-award-dr-miracle-leading-congos-war-mass-rape
  5. Art of the covenant

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... Jerome A. Cohen Taiwan celebrated International Human Rights Day on Thursday in the best possible fashion- by implementing the provisions of the world's two most important human ... rights violations but also by protecting people from infringements by others and by promoting the realisation of human rights. This is not empty talk. A reporting system is being established ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701026/art-covenant
  6. Beijing reviews key human rights treaty

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... that Beijing is reviewing a key international human rights treaty, prompting speculation about mainland ratification of the sensitive International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights after years ... 1,500 delegates from 60 countries and regions that Beijing had made great progress in protecting citizens' freedom and rights, citing the 21 international human rights conventions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/515110/beijing-reviews-key-human-rights-treaty
  7. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    US lawmakers to introduce legislation to monitor human rights and political reform in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:36pm by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com US congressman Chris Smith, chairman of the House of Representatives’ subcommittee on global human rights, has vowed to establish a Hong Kong Caucus to monitor human rights in the city. In a statement released on Tuesday, Smith urged the Chinese government to show “leadership and restraint” in dealing with peaceful demonstrations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1605753/us-congressman-set-hong-kong-caucus-monitor-citys-human-rights
  8. Will Beijing follow Taipei's lead on human rights?

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... in the United Nations in 1971. Since then, Taiwan's government has been excluded from UN human rights arrangements, although this does not preclude it from implementing their content. Of course, it was total hypocrisy for the brutal KMT of the Chiang era to sign onto ICCPR human rights standards. But the end of martial law in 1987 initiated the long and still unfinished struggle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681678/will-beijing-follow-taipeis-lead-human-rights
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Human rights abuses by Thai junta reinforce climate of fear

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 02:05pm by Pavin Chachavalpongpun

    ... Pavin Chachavalpongpun Pavin Chachavalpongpun says a new report detailing the human rights abuses of Thailand's military rulers further undermines their legitimacy Rule by force Since ... people's freedoms. Last week, Amnesty International launched a report detailing human rights abuses that have taken place. It may herald stronger sanctions from the West against the military regime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1594567/human-rights-abuses-thai-junta-reinforce-climate-fear
  10. Human rights hurdle

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

    ... A mainland leader says Beijing may ratify a sensitive human rights treaty- the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights- after years of delay. Isn't this a tall order for the mainland? Share your views: write to us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/515197/human-rights-hurdle

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