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  1. Dissent on indigenous rights is disappointing

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... voices on human rights. The sweeping document recognises the right to self determination, in terms of politics and culture, for the world's estimated 370 million indigenous people. Outlying ... still seek, as far as possible, to use it to guide their future policies and laws. Just as the UN Universal Declaration on Human Rights has become the gold standard for governments since its ...

  2. Panel vows to push for action on race discrimination bill

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... before the government broached the issue again. Law Yuk-kai, director of the Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor and a delegation member, said depending on the gravity of the situation, the UN ... on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, which has been criticised by rights groups as long overdue. The government would consider amending a clause to make it clear that the bill, when ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Government insists exemptions to UN rights covenant still apply

    Posted Nov 16th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui The government has released its response to criticisms by the UN Human Rights Committee about universal and equal suffrage for the Legislative Council, right of abode, media ... and Political Rights. A human rights groups called the report 'the most insincere and carefree' it had seen in more than 10 years. In response to criticisms of the Legislative Council election ...

  5. UN presses city over racism bill

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The clock is ticking for the government to account for its controversial Race Discrimination Bill and make revisions to any inadequacies, after the United Nations set a deadline for the administration to deliver its report. In a letter sent la ...

  6. UN urged to denounce Basic Law intervention

    Posted Mar 21st 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... A special rapporteur should also be appointed to study the impact of such interpretations on Hong Kong's autonomy and protection under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the party said. The UN Human Rights Committee yesterday began a two-day hearing in New York, during which Hong Kong officials will answer questions over the second report submitted under ...

  7. The wrong arm of the law

    Posted Aug 14th 2004, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... there was a little mistake in the judgment. In paragraph 50 on page 19, the judge cites Article 9 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in relation to protection of press freedom. But wait a minute your honour, according to our sleuthing that article deals with the right to social security. The article states: 'Parties to the present covenant recognise ...

  8. Reform and ritual

    Posted May 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... of Action on human rights. At an international level, Indonesia is a party to all the main human rights instruments, but Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International say Indonesia has failed ... with parliamentarians and presidential candidates. Two other areas where Indonesia has made good but incomplete progress are reform of the armed forces (TNI) and human rights. Army reforms have included ...

  9. Rights report dismissed as 'propaganda booklet'

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is the head' and that Hong Kong operates under the common law system. The remaining six pages are devoted to a list of various human rights-related legal instruments and institutions, such as the new ... Albert Wong Lawmakers and civil rights groups yesterday dismissed a government report to the United Nations on the human rights situation in Hong Kong as a mere 'propaganda ...

  10. Corrupt official linked to PLA general

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Kong-based human rights group said yesterday. General Zhang Wannian, 79, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission between 1995 and 2003, was the uncle of former Shandong provincial deputy party secretary Du Shicheng, according to the Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy. The group cited one of General Zhang's relatives surnamed Chen as saying that Du was the son ...




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