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  1. News - World - EGYPT

    Human Right Watch demands Egypt's President face crackdown inquiry

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:20am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Call for Sisi to face inquiry into deadly crackdown Human Rights Watch yesterday demanded that Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and two other ... president Mohammed Mursi in Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares last August 14, resulting in what the international rights group termed "one of the largest killings of demonstrators ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572482/human-right-watch-demands-egypts-president-face-crackdown-inquiry
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    White paper aims to renew nation's contract with Hong Kong people

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:25am by Regina Ip

    ... which substantially broadened the definition of Chinese nationals who have the right of abode in Hong Kong, and other decisions of major import. Considering that the nominees for Supreme Court ... Regina Ip Regina Ip says Beijing's white paper is simply a modern incarnation of Chinese rulers' practice of old to engage the people on the issues of legitimacy and rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1563267/white-paper-aims-renew-nations-contract-hong-kong-people
  3. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    'I'm not a spy', says Jimmy Lai's right-hand man Mark Simon

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... rights cases and have regular fights with many non-democratic regimes in Asia." Comments like these in leaked correspondence and job-application letters from Mark Simon offer a rare glimpse ... Simon helped Lai build relations with right-wing US politicians. In one case, Simon helped set up a meeting between former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin and a group ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570781/mark-simon-says-he-fighting-democracy-no-cia-spy
  4. No new abode survey is required, Legco told

    Posted Mar 17th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee Security officials have rejected calls to verify the number of mainland children who were estimated to be eligible for right of abode in Hong Kong before the reinterpretation ... the topic again today not because we want to reopen the legal battle but because the number of right of abode seekers is far less than what was expected,' Ms Ng said. But Deputy Secretary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/448605/no-new-abode-survey-required-legco-told
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's women's rights body appears to have lost its way

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Women's rights body has lost its way When the UN General Assembly adopted the international treaty on discrimination against women in 1979, it was hailed as the bill of rights for women aimed at ending all acts of prejudice by persons, organisations or enterprise. In Hong Kong, a Women's Commission was set up in 2001 to advise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1570835/hong-kongs-womens-rights-body-appears-have-lost-its-way
  6. News - Asia - GAY RIGHTS

    Draft marriage law hangs over Nepal's LGBT community ahead of rights parade

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:45am by BIBEK BHANDARI

    ... their rights have cast a shadow over the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population. Drafts prepared in 2011 state that marriage is a union between a man and a woman and include criminal ... homosexual-rights activist and former parliamentarian, said the drafts, if they became law, would curtail the rights of the country's sexual minorities and criminalise same-sex relationships. "The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1570300/draft-marriage-law-hangs-over-nepals-lgbt-community-ahead-rights-parade
  7. News - Hong Kong

    Evangeline Vallejos, domestic helper in abode case, 'feared for safety in Hong Kong'

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Domestic helper in abode case has left HK 'in fear for her safety' The domestic helper at the centre of a high-profile court battle for the right of abode has moved back to the Philippines because she fears for her safety, her former employer says. Evangeline Banao Vallejos, who turned 60 this year, left behind the legal fight and flew home ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1110225/evangeline-vallejos-domestic-helper-abode-case-feared-safety-hong
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Kerry warns Myanmar against backsliding on human rights

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:45am by AP

    ... on rights US Secretary of State John Kerry warned the leaders of Myanmar yesterday that improved relations with his country would require a significant speed-up in its democratic transition and a halt to what Washington sees as backsliding on commitments to improve human rights. After hailing the decision to end decades of direct military rule that resulted in the easing of some US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1570302/kerry-warns-myanmar-against-backsliding-human-rights
  9. Sport - Golf - RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

    Right Field: PGA honchos in perpetual denial

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 09:39pm by Tim Noonan

    ... No one really believes Dustin Johnson voluntarily took leave and we do have a right to know why he is ineligible to play PGA honchos in perpetual denial You are free to believe what you ... have a right to know why he is ineligible to play. The Golf.com article also pointed out that Johnson has a reputation as a party boy and a duplicitous Casanova whose affair with another ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/golf/article/1570111/right-field-pga-honchos-perpetual-denial
  10. 'Amend HK law to deny babies abode'

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in 2001 that babies born in Hong Kong to mainland parents have right of abode regardless of their parents' residency status. Wang did not say which law should be amended, nor the steps to be followed. Some legal experts and lawmakers have suggested changing the Immigration Ordinance to deprive babies born to non-local parents of the right of abode. That would go against Basic Law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007181/amend-hk-law-deny-babies-abode

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