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  1. Court trials to replace detention committees

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... one year and some offenders need not serve sentences in detention facilities. Officials close to the RTL reform say that other types of administrative detention managed by the Public Security ... for these moves lies in China's commitment to ratify the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which it signed in 1998. RTL and all the other forms of detention other than ...

  2. Refugee centre for one

    Posted Feb 12th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires A multi-million-dollar refugee detention centre set up by Australia on an island in Papua New Guinea has housed just one asylum-seeker over the past six months. ... the detention camp was expensive but insisted it would not be closed. 'We would keep the option of Manus island even if there wasn't anybody there,' she said. 'If a country town ...

  3. Australia must condemn restaurant attacks

    Posted Feb 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to inflict terror in the Asian community there. They should be condemned in the strongest of terms, most particularly by Australia's local and national leaders. The effect of such condemnation ... any political movements seeking to gain a new foothold in Perth and elsewhere in Australia by playing the race card. Had such strong words greeted the rise of Pauline Hanson and her One Nation ...

  4. Mandatory inspection of buildings urged

    Posted Jan 05th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Building inspection and maintenance should be made mandatory if the government is determined to resolve the problem of the upkeep of properties, a legislator said yesterday. Lau ... including paying the bills. The government also wrote in the paper that a mandatory inspection scheme had its defects as it was one-off in nature. It also emphasised cure instead of prevention. ...

  5. Push for mandatory labelling of chemicals

    Posted Aug 10th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung A government advisory body on the environment has expressed support for the registration and mandatory labelling of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in products. 'Air pollution in Hong Kong and the nearby area is getting more serious in recent years, with the rise in photochemical smog and ozone level,' said Lam Kin-che, chairman of the Advisory Council ...

  6. Justice still missing from detention reforms

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fairer. But they do not go far enough. The public order punishment regulations are part of a baffling array of administrative detention powers. They let police detain and punish people involved ... to limit police discretion. The maximum period of detention will be 30 days- and this can be imposed only when more than one offence has been committed. But perhaps the most interesting reforms ...

  7. Detention of Sars hero clouds political progress

    Posted Jun 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jiang became a hero and was credited with saving countless lives. Considering Dr Jiang's stature, his detention since the beginning of June and the continued official silence about his ... at a time when China's rapid modernisation is raising its profile around the world. Very likely, Dr Jiang's detention has to do with an open letter, leaked to the international press ...

  8. Court resolves fate of more than 7,000 in illegal detention

    Posted Jan 06th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... of the nation's prolonged detention cases by the end of last year. Xinhua said the effort to clear up the case backlog was the biggest in the history of the people's courts. However, Zhu Guobin, ...

  9. Saddam's detention must follow the rules

    Posted Jan 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The tentative admission by the Pentagon this weekend that Saddam Hussein has been classified as a prisoner of war might be seen as a case of stating the obvious. The Iraqi dictator was, after all, driven into hiding by the US-led military invasion of his ...

  10. Curbs and detentions will not win hearts and minds

    Posted Dec 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There once was widespread optimism the new national leadership's informality would be matched by an open-mindedness about public expression. With the introduction of stricter controls on online debate and bans on media coverage of sensitive topics- and the more recent detention of three well-known dissident writers- such hopes have been thwarted. It is a regrettable situation, ...




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