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[Joint Statement]Hong Kong: Asian civil society in solidarity with Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement
26 January 2021 1:29 pm

(Bangkok, 26 January 2021) ‒ We, 23 organisations in Asia stand in solidarity with the human rights defenders and the pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong as they continue to face escalating repression from China and the Hong Kong authorities. Over the past few years, we have witnessed the sustained and escalating attacks against democracy and [ Read more ]

HRC45 Oral Statement at the end of session
9 October 2020 2:47 pm

HRC45- End of session statement Oral Statement delivered by Salma El Hosseiny of International Service for Human Rights 7 October 2020 14 organisations share reflections on the key outcomes of the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council, as well as the missed opportunities to address key issues and situations including on deadly migration [ Read more ]

[Joint Open Letter] China: Global call for international human rights monitoring mechanisms on China
10 September 2020 3:20 pm

Global call for international human rights monitoring mechanisms on China An open letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, UN Member States.   We, the undersigned organisations, join together to call for an international mechanism to address the Chinese government’s human rights violations, and urge you to take [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] China and Hong Kong: Repeal the National Security Law, respect rights and freedoms in Hong Kong
20 July 2020 3:47 pm

20 July 2020 We, the undersigned 27 civil society organisations, are deeply concerned with the introduction of the National Security Law in Hong Kong. We call on the Governments of China and Hong Kong to repeal this law, which severely clamps down on the rights of the Hong Kong people. A year after protests against [ Read more ]

Hong Kong: FORUM-ASIA responds to the approval of the national security law affecting Hong Kong by China’s Parliament
28 May 2020 5:43 pm

In response to the approval of the national security law affecting Hong Kong by China’s Parliament, FORUM-ASIA Executive Director Shamini Darshni Kaliemuthu said: The approval of China’s national security legislation over Hong Kong today should worry us all, as it poses significant risks to the protection of people’s rights not just in Hong Kong, but [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement]China: Release Taiwanese Activist Li Ming-Che
19 March 2020 9:30 am

Today, 19 March 2020, marks the third anniversary of the arbitrary detention of Taiwanese human rights defender Li Ming-Che by the Chinese authorities. Since his arbitrary arrest, Li Ming-Che’s rights have continued to be violated while in detention. We, the undersigned national and international organisations, strongly condemn these violations and call on the Government of [ Read more ]

WHRDIC Condemns Closure of Women’s Legal Aid Center in China
8 February 2016 6:41 pm

On 29 January, the Chinese government targeted for closure a renowned women’s legal aid center in Beijing. Not only does this action undermine the government’s own efforts to advance women’s rights and gender equality, it runs in direct opposition to the government’s stated priorities and its international obligations. The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition [ Read more ]

WHRDIC urges Chinese authorities to release five young feminists
3 April 2015 7:04 pm

The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) calls on Wang Xiaohong, the Director of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, Chairman Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang to immediately and unconditionally ensure the release the five young women human rights defenders who were criminally detained in China after they planned events to protest sexual [ Read more ]

China: Release Women Human Rights Defenders Arrested Ahead of International Women’s Day
11 March 2015 3:29 pm

(Bangkok, 11 March 2015) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and Asian Development Alliance (ADA) strongly denounce the arbitrary arrest and detention of ten women human rights defenders (WHRDs) by Chinese authorities. Five were released after questioning by police, and five, Li Tingting, Wei Tingting, Wang Man, Wu Rongrong and Zheng [ Read more ]

NGOs Appeal to UN Human Rights Chief over Tibetan Self-Immolation Protests
3 November 2011 11:03 am

Your Excellency, We, the undersigned non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from various parts of the world, seek your immediate intervention with the Chinese authorities in view of the alarming and very disturbing news that has emerged from Tibet about the tragic self-immolation protests by nine Tibetans in Tawo and Ngapa, notably monks and one nun, which resulted in several of them dying. We [ Read more ]