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  1. News - China Insider - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Rights lawyers publicly shamed by China's national bar association

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 12:47pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... the All-China Lawyer’s Association said in a statement. The state-backed bar association said the group had been stripped of their licences to practice law. It stressed in the statement, meant ... of his licence, but had been barred from registering at his current law firm ever since he joined the Hangzhou-based company in 2012. “This is the first time I can remember seeing such a notice,” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1544177/rights-lawyers-publicly-shamed-chinas-national-bar-association
  2. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Spanish High Court dismisses China human rights cases

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:45am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Madrid Spain’s High Court on Monday dismissed two judicial investigations into alleged cases of genocide and human rights violations by Chinese authorities under a new law ... by examining magistrates- who work like prosecutors- since 2006. The judges cited new rules- passed into law in March- that limit investigations of cases that do not involve Spanish victims or alleged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539427/spain-high-court-dismisses-china-rights-cases
  3. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Woman accused of abusing Indonesian helper Erwiana pleads ‘not guilty’ to all charges

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:43pm by LO WEI, AFP

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com and Agence France-Presse Law Wan-tung denies all charges- totalling 20 counts- including grievous bodily harm and failure to pay wages The allegedly abusive former employer of an Indonesian helper has denied all 20 charges against her for abusing her three maids and breaching labour laws- in a case that sparked international concern. Law Wan-tung, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529194/woman-accused-abusing-indonesian-helper-erwiana-pleads-not-guilty-all
  4. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    UN chides Iran over juvenile executions

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:15am by Reuters

    ... offenders is clearly prohibited by international human rights law," said Pillay, a former judge. Jannat Mir, a 17-year-old Afghan, was hanged in April in Isfahan prison in Iran for drug-related ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541349/un-chides-iran-over-juvenile-executions
  5. 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

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Damning report says city is failing to comply with minimum standards and calls for action on forced labour and laws to protect victims Hong Kong under fire 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
  6. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    US Congress pokes Beijing with ‘Liu Xiaobo Plaza’ Washington embassy address proposal

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:23am by Reuters

    ... "a man who has violated Chinese laws". It was Phil Mendelson, head of the US capital's council, who introduced a resolution to rechristen the street after the Nobel laureate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1540182/chinese-embassy-may-find-itself-1-liu-xiaobo-plaza-us-congress-tables
  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Forced to go five-star: How China sends dissidents on all-expenses paid trips to keep them quiet

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 11:44am by Agence France-Presse

    ... China’s foreign ministry often says that detained activists are treated according to the law. The public security ministry did not respond to a request for comment. Wang Rongwen, a longtime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1540832/forced-go-five-star-how-china-sends-dissidents-all-expenses-paid-trips
  8. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    US human trafficking report misleading, says Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by DANNY LEE

    ... forced to work aboard boats in the Pacific. The city was ranked in tier two, which means it did not fully comply with US anti-trafficking laws. It was downgraded from tier-one status in 2009. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538010/us-human-trafficking-report-misleading-says-hong-kong
  9. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    British consulate to press Hong Kong on gay marriage after diplomatic backtrack

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:31am by Christy Choi

    ... as a matter of priority." British diplomatic missions are not subject to local law, but British law prohibits them from issuing marriage licences if the host country objects. Mainland China, ... that may be contrary to local laws". The Brazilian consulate does not solemnise any marriages. The Vienna convention's regulations would apply to the Spanish consulate, which does provide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1530427/british-consulate-press-hong-kong-gay-marriage-after-diplomatic
  10. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Push for 'Liu Xiaobo Street' gains traction as proposal sent to US Congress

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 02:40pm by AFP

    ... several weeks ago, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman warned it would be a "provocative action" and called Liu "a man who has violated Chinese laws". Renaming the street ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1536092/us-congress-asked-rename-washington-embassy-row-liu-xiaobo-street

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