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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Lack of records means January 1 a common birthday in Afghanistan

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 11:18pm by WASHPOST

    ... particularly in rural parts of the country, could have serious implications. "Birth registration is instrumental in safeguarding other human rights because it provides the official ...

  3. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    UN sets up commission of inquiry into rights abuses by North Korea

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... as "an instrument that serves the political purposes of the hostile forces in their attempt to discredit the image of [North Korea]". "As we stated time and again, those human-rights ... The UN yesterday set up a commission of inquiry into human-rights violations in North Korea, saying some "may amount to crimes against humanity". The 47-member Geneva forum unanimously ...

  4. News - World - EGYPT

    Court hands death sentences to 529 loyalists of ex-Egypt president Mursi

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:22pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Cairo Mass trial ends with convictions for attackson police,but human rights lawyer says appeals are likely over the 'unacceptable' verdicts 529 mursi ... acquitted. The verdicts- and extremely harsh sentences- are likely to be overturned on appeal, a human rights lawyer said after the trial ended in the city of Minya, north of Cairo. "This is way ...

  5. News - China

    Taiwan to raise press freedom in landmark China talks

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 05:22pm by AFP

    ... Freedom” and to immediately refrain from using visas or permits as “instruments of censorship”. Apple Daily was founded by Hong Kong business tycoon Jimmy Lai, an outspoken critic of human rights ...

  6. News - China - DISSENT

    China detains Transition Institute co-founder Guo Yushan on troublemaking charges

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 12:53pm by AP

    ... them, according to human rights group Amnesty International. Another 60 have been called in by police for questioning. Most have been detained on the suspicion of provoking troubles — a vague ... Associated Press in Beijing A Chinese scholar and rights advocate who founded an influential non-governmental think tank has been detained on the criminal charge of provoking troubles, his ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Rising star of Kim Jong-un’s little sister Kim Yo-jong

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 06:40pm by AGENCIES

    ... the reclusive, impoverished state for more than six decades with an iron fist and a personality cult. A resolution adopted at the UN earlier this month condemned the North's human rights record ... from public view after her husband Jang Song-thaek was executed last December for charges including treason. She and Jang had been seen as instrumental in smoothing Kim Jong-un's ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    An independent thinker unfazed by his disability

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... But then I got my first customer." These days, Law devotes all his time to improving the rights of people with severe disabilities. He regards Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor as a close ally, with whom he has discussed human-rights policies for the past decade. Over the last 10 years, he has been instrumental in ensuring that the Social Welfare Department pays for a helper ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea threatens to hold fourth nuclear test after UN human rights ruling

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 02:07pm by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Nation's move comes as it claims United States hostility led to approval of landmark UN resolution on human rights violations, which includes idea leader Kim ... to the approval of a landmark UN resolution on its human rights violations. On Tuesday a UN committee adopted the resolution urging the Security Council to refer the North’s rights situation ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    UN committee votes to hold North Korea accountable for human rights abuses

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 11:24pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Kim Jong-un's regime could faces war crimes tribunal if the General Assembly upholds the non-binding resolution of human rights body U.N. panel backs N. ... a Pyongyang envoy threatened further nuclear tests. The UN General Assembly's human rights committee has approved a resolution that urges the Security Council to refer the country's harsh ...




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