The Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Article 24
February 13, 2010, 6:54 pm
Filed under: UDHR Series

“Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.”

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Article 23
January 31, 2010, 12:32 am
Filed under: UDHR Series

“(1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.”

“(2) Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.”

“(3) Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.”

“(4) Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.”

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(Click to read) Minimum wage and not "handouts" is the answer

WSJ: The influx of foreign workers decrease wages of Singaporeans, labor productivity & quality of life

Influx of foreign workers

Singapore: Violation of Trade Union Rights 2007

Annual survey of violations in trade union rights 2009



The Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Article 22
January 12, 2010, 10:57 pm
Filed under: UDHR Series

“Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.”




The Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Article 21
January 12, 2010, 9:12 pm
Filed under: UDHR Series

“(1) Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.”

“(2) Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country.”

“(3) The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.”

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(Click to read) Constituencies of Singapore



The Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Article 20
January 3, 2010, 4:11 pm
Filed under: UDHR Series

“(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.”

“(2) No one may be compelled to belong to an association.”

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(Click to read) Peaceful Tak Boleh Tahan Protest broken up

Further restrictions on rights in Singapore



The Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Article 19
January 1, 2010, 4:15 pm
Filed under: UDHR Series

“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”

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The Tak Boleh Tahan protest case

Permit for WP cycling event was declined… “City of Impossibilities”

Police rejects permit for outdoor protests by S’pore student

NTU censors news coverage of Chee Soon Juan

Singaporeans arrested for protest in support of Burmese activists

Parliament passes the Pubic Order Act of 2009

Sheng Siong, wet markets and free speech

Judge agrees that it is illegal to criticise Govt without permit



The Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Article 18
January 1, 2010, 3:29 pm
Filed under: UDHR Series

“Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.”

(Click to read) Singapore - Couple charged under Sedition Act



The Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Article 17
December 30, 2009, 1:22 am
Filed under: UDHR Series

“(1) Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.”

“(2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.”

Buying a new flat – Policies (HDB)

Homeless in your twilight years

Homeless soon, thanks to HDB

“895 HDB flats repossessed since 2003″



The Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Article 16
December 30, 2009, 1:06 am
Filed under: UDHR Series

“(1) Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.”

“(2) Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.”

“(3) The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.”





The Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Article 15
December 28, 2009, 12:54 am
Filed under: UDHR Series

“(1) Everyone has the right to a nationality.”

“(2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.”

Man loses S’pore citizenship




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