Mon, Mar 04, 2013 - Page 8 News List

Editorial: Action needed on human rights

A series of recent protests organized by labor groups against the government’s economic policies and pension reforms, which they say benefit corporations and ignore the rights of blue-collar workers, also raised doubts about the Ma administration’s sincerity in improving human rights protection.

Simply signing the two UN covenants and having experts review a human rights report will not guarantee the improvement of human rights.

The Ma administration has made enough promises about defending human rights, but we need to see real action taken to carry out those promises.

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