Amnesty International released its 2016/17 Annual Report
2016 was the year when the cynical use of ‘us vs them’ narratives of blame, hate and fear. Politicians wielding a toxic, dehumanizing ‚us vs them‛ rhetoric are creating a more divided and dangerous world.
Amnesty International released its Annual Report for 2016 to 2017, warning the risk of domino effect as powerful states backtrack on human rights commitments. To read the full report, please visit: http://www.amnesty.org
“We cannot passively rely on governments to stand up for human rights, we the people have to take action. With politicians increasingly willing to demonize entire groups of people, the need for all of us to stand up for the basic values of human dignity and equality everywhere has seldom been clearer,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.
In dark times, individuals can make a difference when they take a stand to defend human rights. We must all rise to that challenge now.
Join our Rule of Law Walking Tour@Central in Spring 2017
"'Do you think Hong Kong is still a society with the rule of law?' the guide asked us when the tour came to an end. This question is worth pondering. From the tour, we have learned the history of the rule of law in Hong Kong and we know that Hong Kong had fought for it for long to become a society ruled by law. But the more important question is : Will Hong Kong still be having the rule of law in the future? Can we maintain the rule of law in Hong Kong? As a secondary school student, what can we do?”
Enjoy spring with us by joining the walking tour in Central. We will look at the old buildings as well as sharing the stories of the rule of law in Hong Kong.
We filed a submission to the Council on Professional Conduct in Education in January and suggested that the revised Code for the Education Profession should embody human rights. We will join a roundtable meeting hosted by HKPTU as one of the speakers and share our views from the perspective of human rights in early March.
Date: 4 March 2017 (Sat)
Time: 10am to 1pm
Venue: HKPTU Headquarters: 7/F, Chung Kiu Commercial Bldg., 51 Shantung Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
Online application: https://www.hkptu.org/rights/33851
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