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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICAL REFORM

    'Right to be elected does not give right to be nominated', says Beijing law chief

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:28am by Tanna Chong and Jeffie Lam

    ... Tanna Chong and Jeffie Lam 'Right to be elected does not give right to be nominated' The right of every citizen to be elected as stipulated in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights does not include the right to nomination, says Beijing legal chief Li Fei. Li, chairman of the Basic Law Committee, says in a paper analysing Article 25 of the covenant ...

  2. Art of the covenant

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

    ... rights treaties as domestic law. Because Taiwan is currently excluded from the United Nations, its recent ratification of both the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights ... human rights documents, including the economic, social and cultural covenant, as well as the covenant against torture. But the civil and political rights covenant presents a much higher mountain ...

  3. Don't wave rights covenant to China to demand democracy

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anson Chan Fang On-sang overplayed the significance of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in the political context of Hong Kong's democratisation ('Hidden Agenda', December 4). The ICCPR is about self-determination. Parties to the covenant are states. For a state to uphold the individual's universal human rights, it must first possess the right ...

  4. European delegation urges respect for rights covenant

    Posted Nov 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Universal suffrage cannot be implemented in Hong Kong according to international standards unless the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights is fully respected, ... he did not think it was possible to implement democracy according to international standards, as proposed by the government, unless the covenant was fully respected. 'The ICCPR ...

  5. Government insists exemptions to UN rights covenant still apply

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

    ... independence and investigation of complaints against the police. The report, sent during the summer to the UN panel, covers Hong Kong's compliance with the International Covenant on Civil 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Double standard on Hong Kong human rights

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... essence of the common law nor understand how rule of law works within the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). I strongly believe that the ICCPR cannot be applied to its ... that Hong Kong is perceived to enjoy a high level of civil liberties. Therefore, I am surprised to see critical comments from the United Nations Human Rights Committee on Hong Kong's human ...

  8. News - China

    China petition urges human rights reforms

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 07:14pm by Verna Yu

    ... calls for the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) to be ratified “as soon as possible” to promote and implement the principles of human rights and constitutionalism ... ahead of the Beijing Olympic Games, with over 10,000 signatories. The covenant commits its parties to respect the civil and political rights of individuals, including the right to life, freedom ...

  9. Human rights are international matter

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for international scrutiny and the opportunity for constructive suggestions for improvement of the human rights situation. Similarly, the US, as a party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political ... to examine human rights violations by another, but it is in fact mandated under international law. Not only are countries encouraged to be frank about their human rights shortcomings, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Basic Law expert accused of twisting facts on voting rights

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Colleen Lee

    ... in an international covenant. Maria Tam Wai-chu, local head of delegation to the National People's Congress and a Basic Law Committee member, said on two occasions yesterday that the rights to stand for election and to nominate were not covered in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights provision on universal suffrage. The lawyer also claimed that the chief executive's oath ...




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