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Amnesty International 1999 Annual Report on Macao Document expressing concerns about the adequacy of human rights protection after the return of Macau to Chinese sovereignty
Annual Report for International Religious Freedom (2000): Macau Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, & Labor, the U.S. Department of State
Association of Workers in Public Services (in Chinese, English & Portuguese) Organization representing present & past civil servants
NewBackgrounder: Elections for Macao's Legislative Assembly From People's Daily Online (Sept. 26, 2005)
Chief Executive Election Law (in English, Chinese & Portuguese) Full text of the law "regulat[ing] the election of the Chief Executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region and other related subjects" (Law no. 3/2004)
CNN's Tim Schwarz on the Macau Transition Anniversary Report dated Dec. 19, 2000
Contribution to Defining a Policy for Macau's Law in the Light of Other European-Style Experiences in the Region Alberto Costa's analysis of the future of Macau's legal system in light of the Spanish experience in the Philippines, the Dutch experience in Sri Lanka, the Portuguese experience in Goa, Daman and Diu, & the British experience in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong (Macau Law Journal, 1996, no. 3)
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices; Macau
2003; 2002; 2001; 2000; 1999; 1998
Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, & Labor, the U.S. Department of State 
Freedom in the World 2000 - 2001: Macau An overview of political rights & civil liberties by Freedom House
Les implications juridico-constitutionnelles du transfert de la
souveraineté de Macao à la République populaire de Chine
(in French) Arnoldo Gonalves' analysis of the judicial-constitutional implications of the transfer of Macau's sovereignty to China (Revue internationale de droit comparée, 1993, numero 4, p. 817-839; PDF format)
International Religious Freedom Report 2002: China (includes Hong Kong and Macau) Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Department of State (Oct. 7, 2002)
Law on Religious Freedom in Macau An analysis by the Dominicans
NewLiving with Borders - Overcoming Borders Werner Breitung on "the influence of the [Macau-mainland China] border and the way people live with it, take advantage of it or overcome it in their daily life" (Revista de Cultura (International Edition), Jan. 2004; PDF format)
Macao's Political System During the Transition: Continuity or Convergence? Paulo Cardinal's essay in Macau Law Journal, special issue on "The Basic Laws: Problems & Perspectives" (2002)
Macao's Regression Michael Forsythe's exploration of "the mixed feelings of commoners toward Macaos repatriation to China" (Harvard Asia Quarterly, Spring 2000)
Macau From Free Serbia Net, a survey emphasizing human rights & labor issues
Macau: Human Rights Challenges for Transition An Amnesty International Report (Dec. 15, 1999)
Content-Rich Macau Policy Research Institute (in Chinese & English) "non-official and non-profit policy research and decision consultant institute ... conduct[ing] research on Macau's economic development, social development, government administration, etc., and submit[ing] recommendation and comment to the Macao Special Administrative Region Government": survey reports; research papers; publications; the Macau advantage
More Than Just Gambling in Macau Story & pictures by Erik Fearn on Macau's attractions for the traveller (The Star Online, Mar. 5, 2005)
"Permanent" Fundamental Rights in a Legal System in Transition - The Case of Macau Essay by Paulo Cardinal, Legal Adviser, Macau Legislative Assembly, & Lecturer, Macau Pol. Institute
A Proud People An Asiaweek Special Report on the Macanese (12/24/99)
"Public Spaces, Conservation & Pedestrianisation in Macau Presentation by Alison Cook & John Hyslop at Hong Kong Institute of Planners Seminar (Oct. 2000)
Content-Rich Research Papers on Macau Law Issues Set of papers on a wide range of legal issues, compiled by the UNESCO Centre of Macau
Research on the Implementation of "One Country, Two Systems" in Macau (in Chinese) Essays on the origin, contents & goal of "One Country, Two Systems," the historical background to the implementation, & important problems & issues
Sex & Fate in Macau A personal account by Rolf Potts (Salon, Jan. 20, 1999)
Social Watch Country Report: Macao (China) Compiled by an international network checking on the fulfillment of internationally agreed commitments on poverty eradication & equality: present situation; progress & regression
South China's Sin City An American journalist's report on crime & vice in Macau
Still My Macau Mike Currie's observation of changes in Macau over the last decade (Weekend Standard, Feb. 12-13, 2005)
NewA Tale of Two Borders - Separation and Exchange: Macao's and Hong Kong's Borders with the Mainland Werner Breitung's essay "compar[ing] their demarcation, permeability and impact on people's activity spaces and identities" (Revista de Cultura, Jan. 2004; PDF format)
Tears or Cheers: The Education of New Chinese Immigrant Children in Macau Abstract of paper presented by Titus Siu-Pang Li at International Special Education Congress 2000
U.S. & Macau U.S. Consulate General, Hong Kong and Macau's compilation of documents on political & economic issues, human rights, narcotics control, & general information on Macau
U.S.-Macau Policy Act Report: 2003; 2002; 2001 Reports by the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs of the Department of State on U.S. interests in Macau, significant developments in U.S. relations with Macau, & political & economic developments in Macau
World Legal Information Institute: Macau, China Laws & legal information in English, organized by various categories
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