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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    UN Human Rights Committee to discuss universal suffrage in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com U.N. to focus on universal suffrage The United Nations Human Rights Committee is to look into universal suffrage in Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post has ... of regions- including Hong Kong- have complied with previous recommendations. Law Yuk-kai, director of Human Rights Monitor, says he will write to the Human Rights Committee in Geneva to explain why ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588892/un-committee-look-universal-suffrage-hong-kong
  2. News - World - POLITICS

    Civil rights loses a leading voice as US Attorney General Eric Holder steps down

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 11:05pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Eric Holder quitting as US attorney general may mean his work on voting rights, sentencing reform and racial profiling falls by the wayside Civil rights loses a leading voice Eric Holder's resignation as US attorney general deprives the Obama administration of a powerful voice on civil rights at a time when riots in Ferguson, Missouri, have thrust ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1601157/civil-rights-loses-leading-voice-us-attorney-general-eric-holder-steps
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Shock, then anger, at police decision to use tear gas

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:23am by Clifford Lo, SAMUEL CHAN, Amy Nip, CHRIS LAU, Phila Siu

    ... then anger, at police tactics The decision by police to fire tear gas on the streets of Admiralty shocked protesters and was condemned by Human Rights Monitor as "unprecedented". Officers ... Rights Monitor, said it was "an unprecedented deviation of normal police practices". He said the protesters were only exercising their basic human rights for a peaceful demonstration. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1603508/shock-then-anger-police-decision-use-tear-gas
  4. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: The Inner Enemies of Democracy, by Tzvetan Todorov

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by David Wilson

    ... is in the Declaration of Human Rights enough to make war on everybody for as long as the world lasts!" Péguy was right, according to Bulgarian-born historian Tzvetan Todorov. The chief threat to world peace is neither religious extremism nor cross-border terrorism: the real threat is modern devotees of democracy, writes Todorov, whose concern for real human rights was shaped by growing up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1595981/book-review-inner-enemies-democracy-tzvetan-todorov
  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Fourth party plenum set for October 20-23

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 07:23pm by Teddy Ng, Zhuang Pinghui

    ... said rule of law should be promoted under the leadership of the party. The authority of the constitution and the rights of the people should be protected, while justice and national security ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1604679/fourth-party-plenum-set-october-20-23
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Have National Day rally the next day, officials suggest; organisers demur

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by Peter So, FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... for electoral reform in the city after refusing to allow marchers to set off from Victoria Park: hold it the next day instead. Leaders of the Civil Human Rights Front immediately rejected the idea ... in implementing genuine universal suffrage. These all angered citizens. They have the rights to hit the street without police interference," it said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597019/have-national-day-rally-next-day-officials-suggest-organisers-demur
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Distrust of Beijing hits post-handover high, as students step up action

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 11:16am by SHIRLEY ZHAO, Jeffie Lam and Samuel Chan

    ... Human Rights Front, whose application for a march on National Day- October 1- from Victoria Park was rejected by the government, said they would rally in Chater Road, Central, instead. They said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1598582/scuffles-break-out-students-call-cy-leung-meet-talks-political-reform
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Benny Tai says Occupy Central could give rise to a Hong Kong Charter

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 07:11pm by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Charter would set out rights and functions and provide for the election of a shadow chief executive Benny Tai: Occupy will discuss HK charter and shadow chief executive Occupy Central co-founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting says that protesters gathered for the upcoming pro-democracy sit-in will be encouraged to discuss ideas for a “Hong Kong Charter” of rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1601060/benny-tai-says-occupy-central-could-be-birthplace-new-hong-kong
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    From college activism to the democracy front line

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Joyce Ng

    ... else would want. Civil Human Rights Front convenor Johnson Yeung Ching-yin's latest battle is to get the police and government departments to agree to a starting venue for an October ... of which there are more than 50, including pan-democratic parties, gay rights groups and labour rights activists. "What I do is all tough groundwork- liaising with government, politicians ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596238/college-activism-democracy-front-line
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Over 1,500 secondary pupils cut classes for democracy

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:21am by JEFFIE LAM, CHRIS LAU

    ... conducted rather peacefully. Wyna Ng, 16, Form Five We do Liberal Studies in school and we know what is right and wrong. Even our student union election does not involve screening out candidates, so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1601214/over-1500-secondary-pupils-cut-classes-democracy

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