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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    HKU professor points to bias against rule of law among liberal arts teachers

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... to restrict [the abuse of] power." In another case, he said some teachers were unsure whether it was unacceptable to use torture to obtain evidence. "I feel a little bit disappointed [about ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 26, 2012

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... the latest one involving the torture of a cat at a public housing estate in Kwun Tong. It is depressing to know that some people would derive pleasure from making an animal suffer. You do get a lot ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Is maths necessary? Well, up to a point

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... schools and universities. This is, I am sure, a universal question asked by many mathematically tortured students throughout the ages. As adults, many of us have the answer- no, algebra is mostly ...

  4. Mother demands justice for dead

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... security authorities in my hometown, as part of the retribution for my insistence on petitioning the central government,' Zhou said. Zhou was beaten and tortured for hours in late March ...

  5. So what does it all mean?

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Issues in applied ethics such as abortion, the right to die, and the legitimacy of torture in fighting terrorism... are all practical issues. We have less emphasis on theoretical philosophy like ...

  6. A class act

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... everyone seems to be inspired by Maruge, whose indomitable spirit stems from his time facing torture at the hands of the British. 'I met him twice,' says Chadwick of Maruge, who died aged ...

  7. CUHK feels heart of Africa

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... medical student and one of the volunteers from CUHK, treated local women at one of Watoto's Living Hope Centres to a spa day. 'These ladies were captured and tortured by the army. ...

  8. Case studies for youngsters

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... guides would explain about the background.' The stop that made the deepest impression on Alex was a concentration camp where Jews were enslaved, tortured and killed by Adolf Hitler's ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union, says, in response to finding out that many liberal studies teachers find torture acceptable, that it was 'indisputable that torture should not be used during interrogation' ('Torture 'acceptable' to many teachers', June 9). 'We should find out why there is such a belief among teachers,' he says. ...

  10. Cautionary lesson in human rights

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... against torture and similar abuses, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political rights, which also rules out torture. The reason is that a survey of nearly 800 liberal studies teachers by the Institute of Education found that 35 per cent said it was acceptable for police to use torture to obtain evidence, while half said they were willing to give up personal liberties for social ...




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