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  1. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Report slams Hong Kong for 'narrow, fragmented laws' that fail to stop human trafficking

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:26am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... amended the Prosecution Code last September to define "human exploitation cases" to cover activities that demean the value of human life, covering cases such as sexual exploitation, ... on human trafficking Hong Kong's laws on human trafficking are too narrow and fragmented to protect victims, says a report published today. It says the city's focus on trafficking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455777/hong-kong-under-fire-human-trafficking
  2. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    North Korea should face ICC over crimes against humanity, says UN probe

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:02pm by AFP

    ... be brought before an international court for a litany of crimes against humanity that include exterminating, starving and enslaving its population, a UN team said on Monday. A hard-hitting report ... report: Former North Korea detainees speak of ordeal “Systemic, widespread and gross human rights violations have been and are being committed by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1429621/un-panel-set-expose-north-korea-war-crimes-and-bring-cases-hague-report
  3. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Gay teachers banned from International Christian School in Sha Tin

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Simon Parry

    ... Commission says it wants local laws expanded to cover discrimination on the grounds of sexuality. The Reverend Peter Douglas Koon, provincial secretary general for the Anglican Church in Hong Kong, ... that they will be above reproach in areas of "sexual orientation and behaviour, marital and parental relationships". Any contraventions, the guidelines state, are grounds for dismissal. The ICS ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1449664/international-christian-school-sha-tin-bans-gay-teachers
  4. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Jailed Chinese human rights activist Cao Shunli dies in detention after denied treatment

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 05:09am by Reuters, AFP

    ... Agencies in Beijing Ailing activist dies afterbeing denied treatment Human rights activist Cao Shunli, who has been detained for months for staging sit-ins at the foreign ministry, has ... in Geneva of the UN Human Rights Council, a body to which China was elected amid controversy in November. The hospital informed Cao's brother yesterday that her condition had grown serious, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1448999/dissident-cao-shunli-dies-detention-after-denied-treatment
  5. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Proposal for full sex change surgery before marriage allowed ‘unnecessary’

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 12:37pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... was passed before gender recognition and anti-discrimination policies and laws were in place then there would be a period where sexual minorities were not protected and not given equal rights. Last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1463081/proposal-full-sex-change-surgery-marriage-allowed-unnecessary
  6. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Beijing and Washington trade accusations of human rights abuses

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 03:40am by Verna Yu

    ... of abuses China and the United States have accused each other of human rights abuses in an annual tit-for-tat exchange of criticism. In the China section of its annual Country Reports on Human ... of Tibet's unique heritage US REPORT ON HUMAN RIGHTS Authorities also used extra-legal measures such as enforced disappearance and strict house arrest, not just on suspects but also their family ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1437592/beijing-and-washington-trade-accusations-human-rights-abuses
  7. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Transgender refugee goes through 'hell' in Hong Kong to be recognised as a woman

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:15am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... negative perception of transgender people in Hong Kong, reinforced by government policy that lags behind global human rights standards. "It is a merge of two rather complicated areas, refugees and sexual minority rights," said Michael Vidler, a lawyer who represented "W", the transgender woman in a landmark Court of Final Appeal case last year that granted her the right ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1457021/transgender-refugee-goes-through-hell-hong-kong-be-recognised-woman
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Human misery, whether in Syria or North Korea, stains our conscience

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 11:40am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Kevin Rafferty sees little hope of an end to civil war in one, and systematic oppression in the other Human misery, whether in Syria or N Korea, stains our collective ... against its citizens, including systematic executions, torture, rape and mass starvation, "wrongs that shock the conscience of humanity", according to Michael Kirby, the retired ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1432478/human-misery-whether-syria-or-north-korea-stains-our
  9. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    China pressuring Spain on human rights case, says Tibetan monk

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 10:28am by Agence France-Presse in Madrid

    ... is behind attempts to change the law A Tibetan monk who pushed a human rights case against former Chinese leaders through Spanish courts accused China on Tuesday of pressuring Madrid to change ... jurisdiction”, which allows judges to try certain cases of human rights abuses committed in other countries, only to appease China. A Spanish judge on Monday sought international arrest warrants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1426427/china-pressuring-spain-human-rights-case-says-tibetan-monk
  10. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Beijing court upholds guilty verdict against rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 01:09pm by Angela Meng

    ... that 'hunting tigers' and 'swatting flies' are just facades," said Liu Weiguo, a human rights lawyer, referring to the slogan that President Xi Jinping used for his anti-graft ... Maya Wang, a researcher at Human Rights Watch. "It's very much a top-down process, not-bottom up." Despite the setbacks, Teng Biao, a fellow rights lawyer and editor of Xu's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1475845/beijing-court-upholds-guilty-verdict-against-rights-lawyer-xu-zhiyong

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