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  1. Thailand under fire for deteriorating human rights record

    Posted Jun 14th 2005, 12:00am by Steve Sandford

    ... went missing, yet his black briefcase remains on a table by the front door of their two-storey home, its contents undisturbed. The Thai Muslim human rights lawyer had packed his notes and plane ... protection. I lost my privacy on April 22.' The following week, Basil Fernando of Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), sister organisation to the ALRC, arrived in Thailand with the newly ...

  2. The human side of Iraq war to hit HK screens

    Posted Mar 06th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... really horrible reviews. The [right-wing] New York Post hates it, but what do you expect? 'Here, whatever baggage people come to see the film with, they walk out with. It doesn't change ... and was more concerned with showing the human side of the US soldiers fighting in Iraq. 'At the beginning of shooting this film, I wasn't worried about my safety but I was towards ...

  3. Depths of humanity

    Posted Jul 10th 2004, 12:00am by David Watkins

    ... FEW IN THEIR right mind would choose to get married at a cemetery. Fewer still would do so at the site of one of mankind's greatest disasters- yet this failed to deter New Yorkers David ... nations to join Britain and the US in signing a treaty preventing them from landing there. 'What we've come to realise is that the deep sea is a vast museum of human history,' he ...

  4. The stories behind the stories: A right royal scoop

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Few readers realise the problems journalists have filling their daily news pages- problems that were amplified many times over in the days before mobile phones and ready sources of information like the internet. Get a bunch of old reporters together and P ...

  5. Monte carlo puts on right royal show for chinese guests

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow The royal family of Monaco extended an invitation to some of China's up-and-coming stars. The son and daughter of Prince Rainier- Princess Caroline and Prince Albert- and Princess Caroline's husband, Prince Ernst-August of Hanover- h ...

  6. Right-leaning Japan discourages the pro-Chinese

    Posted Apr 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... history textbook, and are concerned that Japanese politics is leaning to the right year by year. But the riots in China have caused these kind of people to go low profile. A rightwing anti-China ... while the others whipped out their mobile phones to check the report and the location. The three wild dogs that were resting near my gate slunk away right before their eyes. I admire ...

  7. Worst year for rights since '97: watchdog

    Posted Sep 09th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Hong Kong has experienced the worst year for its civil and political rights since the handover, a human rights watchdog says. In a 40-page report, the New York-based Human ... triad societies and the central government in Beijing, an alliance that could have extremely negative effects on free expression, and human rights more generally, in Hong Kong'. All ...

  8. Shanghai formally charges crusading land rights lawyer

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... shortly after a group of evicted residents attempted to travel to Beijing to air their grievances. New York-based Human Rights in China said the Shanghai prosecutor's office referred the case ... necessities, but she has not seen him in person. The head of the rights group, Liu Qing, said: 'This is clearly a case in which officials are using the legal system to persecute a lawyer ...

  9. A matter of basic rights

    Posted Feb 18th 2004, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... to make it a constitutional issue. The concern is very understandable. The purpose of any country or region's constitution is to ensure its citizens' fundamental human rights. It should ... arise from Article 37, which says: 'The freedom of marriage of Hong Kong residents and their right to raise a family freely shall be protected by law.' Currently, same-sex couples ...

  10. Poem about being human

    Posted Jun 09th 2004, 12:00am by Philip Leetch

    ... PHILIP LEETCH 1. Human history has been packed into just a few thousand years. Maybe that is why we have made so many mistakes. A lot of the things that we take for granted such as cities, ... his name and they were turned into a wonderful poem, The Epic of Gilgamesh, written by Shin-eqi-unninni- the first human writer we know by name. His poem was written on clay tablets and we ...




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