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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

    ... to “protect the legal profession’s image and reputation”, that the public should be aware these men were not lawyers. 中华全国律师协会在《法制日报》登出声明,给了那些曾经的律师,现在的公民们一个官方说法,更像是一个“光荣榜”。 pic.twitter.com/2NN7wrdILv ... of their licence. The seven men named in the statement had all already been stripped of their licences, the association said. The public should be aware that they were not lawyers, it said, arguing ...

  2. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Spanish High Court dismisses China human rights cases

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

    ... issued by crusading Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon. Britain ended up returning Pinochet to Chile, citing health reasons, and he was not put on trial in Spain. In March Spain’s centre-right ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Confusion over same-sex unions at consulates

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by Christy Choi

    ... of sexual orientation and gender identity through public education and publicity, with a view to eliminating discrimination and nurturing a culture of diversity, tolerance and mutual respect." ...

  5. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Lawyer denied bail after detention ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:46pm by AP

    ... of the best-known lawyers in the country who has represented dissidents such as artist Ai Weiwei and led public campaigns for the abolition of labour camps. Discussions of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests ...

  6. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Rising hate speech in Europe could breed violence, UN rights chief warns

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:51pm by NYT

    ... Marine Le Pen, who was re-elected in last months' EU polls and who has compared Muslims praying in public with France's occupation by Nazi Germany. Another EU parliamentarian who ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Hongkongers urged to be 'vigilant' on city’s eroding press freedom

    Posted May 28th 2014, 01:27pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... would be a bit short-sighted for any media house to start curbing the truth," he said. "At the end of the day, that's what the public are interested in, knowing what the facts ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Police will follow the rules in handling Occupy Central campaign, says police watchdog chief

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:19am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... at the other public offices he holds. The government is expected to announce his successor soon. At a symposium on the police complaints system organised by the watchdog at the University of Hong Kong ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Study to shed light on sex discrimination: Equal Opportunities Commission

    Posted May 13th 2014, 03:51am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... that sexual minorities encounter, including in school or the workplace, and their access to public services. It would be completed by the beginning of next year, the Equal Opportunities Commission said. Chinese University's gender studies centre, which is assigned to the job, has its work cut out: three public forums, each involving about 400 people; focus groups with participants ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Pink power! Celebrities set for pro-LGBT Pink Dot event

    Posted May 12th 2014, 06:27pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... and lawmakers yesterday urged the public to embrace gender diversity and inclusivity, promoting an event next month that will see participants wearing pink and grouping together to form a giant pink dot ... publicly came out as a lesbian. "I'd like to tell parents that even if you can't be there to physically support your sons and daughters, you need to show them emotional ...




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