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Human Rights

Deeds, not words, on human rights give China moral authority in today's world

“Seeking common ground while preserving differences”, as Xiaoyu Pu sums it up , is a marvelous slogan for achieving diplomatic gains, until it becomes code f

Thursday, 18 July, 2013, 1:21pm

Postcard: New York

Traditional values have often proved a barrier to making progress on human rights issues.

23 Jun 2013 - 5:49pm

US says 'bar higher' for dialogue with N. Korea

The United States says North Korea's recent actions have risen the bar for a resumption of dialogue, and it called on Pyongyang to address concerns on weapons but also human rights.

16 Jun 2013 - 8:12am

Double standard on Hong Kong human rights

Last month marked an important moment in Hong Kong's human rights history: a transsexual woman won her appeal at the Court of Final Appeal. I welcome such a brave decision and look forward to more liberal decisions in future.

16 Jun 2013 - 2:25am

Magistrate Maria Lourdes Afiuni who cross Venezuela's Hugo Chavez freed

Venezuelan authorities freed a judge who was arrested in 2009 after then-president Hugo Chavez objected to one of her rulings. Her case became a cause célèbre for the opposition and international human rights groups.

16 Jun 2013 - 8:53am

Groups decry blitz on mainland Chinese anti-graft activists

More than a dozen anti-corruption activists in Beijing and Jiangxi province have been detained in the past two months after participating in or organising demonstrations calling for government officials to publicly disclose their assets, a number of human rights groups said in a joint statement issued yesterday.

11 Jun 2013 - 5:19am 1 comment

UN urges freeze on robot weapons

The international community must impose a moratorium on robot weapons, a UN expert told the world body’s top human rights forum on Thursday, warning that they could enable war crimes to go unpunished.

30 May 2013 - 7:59pm

Talks needed on use of drones

US President Barack Obama's new counter-terrorism doctrine has run into heavy crossfire. To some Republican opponents, his plan to redefine the global "war on terror" as a more targeted effort to eliminate threats to America is a retreat that underestimates the risk posed by Islamic extremists.

29 May 2013 - 6:16am

Letters to the Editor, May 28, 2013

Security chief should have apologised

I was extremely offended by Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok's suggestion that young girls drink less in order to prevent rape ("Security chief blasted for rape remark", May 16).

28 May 2013 - 1:20am 2 comments

Next, Legco must uphold rights of sexual minorities

We need to be grateful for Hong Kong's independent judiciary. The Court of Final Appeal showed recently that it is prepared to act on minority rights where the government and even the Legislative Council have refused to do so. The decision to allow a transgendered person to marry her partner of choice was based on rights guaranteed in the Basic Law and the Hong Kong Bill of Rights.

28 May 2013 - 1:21am