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  1. Rights lawyer calls on HK to be human rights beacon

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Hong Kong should make itself 'a beacon for human rights' and reflect the virtues both to Asian countries and its own people, a leading human rights lawyer said. ... be hosting human rights conferences, by supporting an Asian Commission of human rights at least, by promoting the human rights principles in the Basic Law. All those ways are important,' he told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676033/rights-lawyer-calls-hk-be-human-rights-beacon
  2. Officials attempt to suppress 'human flesh search engines'

    Posted Aug 28th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Authorities in Shenzhen plan to put an end to 'human flesh search engines', a controversial collaborative search method by netizens that has left officials red-faced ... be suspended if they took part in human flesh searches, the Southern Metropolis News reported. Human flesh searches - known as renrou - are used to name and shame individuals who have outraged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690818/officials-attempt-suppress-human-flesh-search-engines
  3. Hopes high for a wealthier, greener and fairer world- Human Rights

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu The central government was heavily criticised for human rights violations last year, but appeared to care little for the condemnation coming from foreign governments and rights activists. That disregard is a worrying sign for some. 'In the past year, the Chinese government has shown profound disregard for international human rights norms in a number of different ways ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/702506/hopes-high-wealthier-greener-and-fairer-world-human-rights
  4. Will Beijing follow Taipei's lead on human rights?

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... in the United Nations in 1971. Since then, Taiwan's government has been excluded from UN human rights arrangements, although this does not preclude it from implementing their content. Of course, it was total hypocrisy for the brutal KMT of the Chiang era to sign onto ICCPR human rights standards. But the end of martial law in 1987 initiated the long and still unfinished struggle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681678/will-beijing-follow-taipeis-lead-human-rights
  5. Beijing defends human rights efforts

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu in Geneva UN ambassador dismisses concerns raised by western countries China's oft-criticised human rights record came under scrutiny at the United Nations yesterday as UN ambassador Li Baodong sought to defend its human rights efforts in a new mechanism called the Universal Periodic Review. The Chinese delegation, headed by Mr Li, highlighted changes to the legal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669478/beijing-defends-human-rights-efforts
  6. Candidates avoid human rights issues as election looms

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello In the run-up to tomorrow's presidential election in Indonesia, the debate about human rights has been conspicuous only by its absence. Pramono Tanthowi, an analyst with the Centre for the Study of Religion and Civilisation, said the reason lay in the background of the candidates. 'Who is going to want to answer questions on human rights? All of the candidates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686005/candidates-avoid-human-rights-issues-election-looms
  7. HK names leader of team for international human rights talks

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' committee, and criticised indecision over who would attend the meeting. 'The meeting will be held next week, but we still don't even know who ... human rights issues. The protection of Uygurs and Tibetans and allegations that excessive force had been used against them had been specifically listed as issues which needed to be addressed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688418/hk-names-leader-team-international-human-rights-talks
  8. Room for improvement on human rights

    Posted Feb 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland's human rights record has for the first time been evaluated in an open forum by its peers. The assessment does not seem as bad as might have been expected. While there was criticism this week from western nations on the 47-member UN Human Rights Council, other governments were effusive in their praise for Beijing's claimed progress. But mainland authorities would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669624/room-improvement-human-rights
  9. Human rights set aside as visit by US Speaker focuses on harmony

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Beijing's human rights record. 'China is willing, along with the United States, to make unremitting efforts to forge a positive, co-operative and comprehensive relationship in the 21st ... trip, which came just ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown, to draw attention to China's human rights record. But in similar fashion to an earlier visit by US Secretary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681729/human-rights-set-aside-visit-us-speaker-focuses-harmony
  10. 'A place of torture without human rights'

    Posted Jul 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'It's a place of torture without human rights or dignity,' Ms Fong said after her release. 'We were not forced to work. But we were not allowed to talk to each other. 'We sat from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687465/place-torture-without-human-rights

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