Human Rights in Hong Kong

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Mainland visitor influx isn't just a question of money

Wednesday, 29 August, 2012, 3:52am

Bring the law to bear on strip-searches

Even the most civilised societies accept the need on occasion for invasive strip-searches of citizens taken into custody. Regrettably, they can be necessary to dispel reasonable suspicions or concerns. These include concealing serious criminality, such as possessing illegal drugs or weapons, and the physical safety of law enforcement officers and even prisoners themselves.

27 Oct 2008 - 12:00am


Trademark law change a complex issue

I refer to the letter from Steven Birt ('Time to change law on trademarks', June 3).

Although Mr Birt alleges that the government is not doing enough, as I stressed in my letter ('Trademark law has limitations', May 21), we have to work within the existing statutory framework.

7 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Rights body?

Should Hong Kong establish an independent human rights commission? Its advocates say such a body could act as a watchdog on Hong Kong's compliance with conventions and also investigate complaints. Share your views: write to us.

8 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Freedom of speech 'targeted in SAR'

Fears over a deterioration in freedom of speech have been voiced by the Hong Kong Journalists' Association, which says a series of incidents show the Government is taking a tougher stance to curb dissent.

1 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Mainland officials did not control police operations at summit

I refer to the article by Glenn Schloss headlined 'Keeping demos out of sight . . . ' (South China Morning Post, May 7).

This article is couched in such terms that it strongly suggests to the reader that the sole focus of the security precautions by the police at the Fortune Global Forum was to avoid any embarrassment to President Jiang Zemin. This is untrue.

11 May 2001 - 12:00am

Police abusing search powers

I wish to express my indignation and concern over the incident involving student activists who were forced to show their identity cards to plainclothes police officers after they had left last Friday's demonstration over university fees.

2 May 2000 - 12:00am

Policing the police

The Government has been dragging its feet for years over Law Reform Commission proposals to curtail police powers.

2 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Investigations monitored

I refer to the letter headlined, 'Police office just a joke' (South China Morning Post, October 21), on complaints against police.

It is unfortunate that the writer, Spencer Chiu, had an unpleasant experience when he was given a 'ticket' by a police officer.

29 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Case for cool heads

The granting of authority to the police to ban demonstrations advocating independence for Taiwan or Tibet should have surprised nobody.

20 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Rights bill 'no threat to system'

THE controversial Bill of Rights Ordinance does not pose a serious threat to the existing legal system, an academic survey has shown.

The statistical review of the bill's operation showed that unsuccessful claims under the ordinance outnumbered successful challenges by almost two to one.

19 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Move to ease concern over human rights

FEARS that reports to the United Nations on human rights in Hong Kong will stop after 1997 are premature, said Secretary for Home Affairs Michael Suen Ming-yeung.

China and Britain were still negotiating the arrangements, he said.

16 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Mainland firm against UN report

CHINA stood firm yesterday on its intention not to submit a report to the United Nations after 1997 on the human rights situation in Hong Kong.

The political department head of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, Xu Ze, maintained China's position in the face of a demand from the international body.

5 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

UN to hear 'truth' on human rights

HUMAN rights activists have vowed to complain to the United Nations about the Hong Kong Government's inertia in promoting human rights.

Their pledge came yesterday as the Government released a report on Hong Kong handed in to the UN by Britain under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

29 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Bill response

THE Chinese side of the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group is ready to give its formal response to a draft bill on Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal at a plenary session in Beijing next week.

14 Sep 1994 - 12:00am