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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Human Rights Watch says evidence 'strongly suggests’ Syria regime used chlorine gas

    Posted May 13th 2014, 04:18pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut New York-based rights group says there is evidence indicating Assad regime used chlorine gas on three towns under rebel control in April Evidence “strongly suggests” Syria’s government used chlorine gas on three towns in mid-April in violation of the chemical weapons treaty it joined last year, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday. The New ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1511235/human-rights-watch-says-evidence-strongly-suggests-syria-regime-used
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must be vigilant on human trafficking

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Keep up the war on trafficking Trafficking of people for the sex trade or forced labour is a serious violation of human rights that attracts heavy penalties under Hong ... helpers. Human rights advocates say existing laws tend to focus on prostitution rather than forced labour. The fact that most employers behave decently is no excuse to give a free pass ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1543239/hong-kong-must-maintain-vigilance-against-human-trafficking
  3. News - World - SOUTH SUDAN

    Gross violations of human rights committed in South Sudan, says UN

    Posted May 09th 2014, 01:33am by AFP

    ... out crimes against humanity, the United Nations said yesterday, warning of "countless" gross violations of human rights. The UN peacekeeping mission in the country found ... before President Salva Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar were due to meet for peace talks in neighbouring Ethiopia. "Countless incidents of gross violations of human rights and serious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1507897/gross-violations-human-rights-committed-south-sudan-says-un
  4. News - China - JUNE 4

    Human rights lawyer among four detained over Tiananmen commemoration event

    Posted May 06th 2014, 01:26pm by Verna Yu, Keith Zhai

    ... Police took Xu away on Monday and questioned Liu on Sunday. Shang said they were likely to be accused of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble". Human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, who ... writer and Christian house church leader Hu Shigen was also placed under criminal detention on the same charge yesterday, his brother said. The website of rights group Chinese Rights Defenders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1505724/activists-held-questioned-police-after-commemorating-tiananmen-crackdown
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    After June 4, China is still fumbling towards respect for rights of all

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:25am by JEROME A. COHEN

    ... Jerome A. Cohen Jerome A. Cohen says despite the changes made to China's human rights legislation after June 4, progress has been slow and the plight of those advocating for democracy ... of the 1980s. This, despite "strike hard" campaigns and other setbacks, seemed to promise greater protection of human rights, not only in theory but also in practice. The past 20 years have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1523305/after-june-4-china-still-fumbling-towards-respect-rights-all
  6. Comment - Letters

    Bill a gross violation of human rights for transgender people

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 04:03am by LETTERS

    ... Bill a gross violation of human rights for transgender people The Legislative Council's public hearing on the Marriage (Amendment) Bill was a clear indictment of Hong Kong's ... to forced sterilisation. This is an affront to international human rights norms. The UN special rapporteur on torture stated clearly that "the involuntary sterilisation requirement clearly runs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1498659/bill-gross-violation-human-rights-transgender-people
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Taiwan quietly forging ahead in human rights protection

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by YU-JIE CHEN, Jerome Cohen

    ... to believe that it, unlike the Maoist regime that chased it from mainland China in 1949, was the defender of democracy, the rule of law and human rights for Chinese people. During the past ... internationally guaranteed human rights. This monumental achievement, unprecedented in Chinese history, is a tribute to both the adaptability of the decreasingly authoritarian KMT and the increasing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1202004/taiwan-quietly-forging-ahead-human-rights-protection
  8. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

    Right field: LeBron James' homecoming is heartfelt decision

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 11:31pm by Tim Noonan

    ... as humanly possible for more comfortable and dynamic locales in places like California, Arizona and Florida. I mean, the only thing you can say Cleveland has in common with Miami Beach ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1556632/right-field-lebron-james-homecoming-heartfelt-decision
  9. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    China prevents prominent human rights lawyer Mo Shaoping from meeting German minister

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 11:41am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Police 'stop' lawyer visiting German MP Police blocked a prominent human rights lawyer from meeting Germany's deputy chancellor in Beijing, the lawyer said yesterday, in the latest example of curbs on government critics. Deputy Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel was unable to meet Mo Shaoping and other members of Chinese civil society in the capital ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1494998/china-prevents-prominent-human-rights-lawyer-mo-shaoping-meeting-german
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China-UK human rights dialogue builds bridges to understanding

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 10:46pm by TIM COLLARD

    ... rights China cancelled the April 16 session of the bilateral human rights dialogue with Britain, accusing the UK of making irresponsible comments and of interference in its internal affairs. Let ... with China by breaking ranks. In any case, the West could see that no useful purpose was served by simply denouncing China's human rights practices from a long distance. So an agreement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1494431/china-uk-human-rights-dialogue-builds-bridges-understanding

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