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[Joint Statement] Hong Kongers’ defiance against authoritarianism an inspiration for democracy, two years on
11 June 2021 1:08 pm

Hong Kong: Hong Kongers’ defiance against authoritarianism an inspiration for democracy, two years on (Bangkok, 11 June 2021) – Two years since the protests against proposed extradition laws, Hong Kongers have continued to relentlessly advocate for their fundamental freedoms, amidst systematic repression from an authoritarian regime, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Hong Kong: The international community must take a principled stand against repression
7 May 2021 3:40 pm

(Bangkok, 7 May 2021) ‒ The international community must take a strong, principled stand against the escalating repression and reprisals against human rights activists and civil society in Hong Kong, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Asia Democracy Network (ADN), and CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation. ‘Authorities in China and [ Read more ]

Hong Kong: The International community must show strong support for Hong Kong through diplomatic pressure and international action
15 March 2021 5:07 pm

(Bangkok, 15 March 2021) – ‘We urge the UN Human Rights Council to call on Hong Kong and Chinese authorities to ensure the protection of fundamental human rights in Hong Kong in line with international human rights law,’ panellists said at a civil society side event[1] at the 46th regular session of the United Nations [ Read more ]

[Webinar and HRC46 Side Event] Hong Kong Democracy and Human Rights: Protecting fundamental freedoms and upholding international standards
4 March 2021 6:40 pm

  Date: Monday, 8 March, 2021 Time: 7 PM – 8.30 PM (ICT)/ 1 – 2.30 PM(CET) Venue: Zoom / Facebook Live and Twitter Live via FORUM-ASIA Registration: http://bit.ly/UNHRCHK **** Democracy in Hong Kong is on the edge of collapse as Beijing increased suppression through the passing of the National Security Law (NSL) leading to aggressive [ Read more ]

[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 ]

[Joint Statement] Hong Kong: Free Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam, repeal Hong Kong’s undemocratic Laws
10 December 2020 7:48 pm

Free Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam, repeal Hong Kong’s undemocratic Laws   Joint Statement December 10, 2020 On December 2, Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts sentenced pro-democracy activists Agnes Chow, Joshua Wong, and Ivan Lam to jail for their alleged role in a demonstration outside the police headquarters during the 2019 anti-extradition [ 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 ]

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 ]

Hong Kong: Oppose China-sponsored national security law; respect the right to dissent
27 May 2020 9:17 pm

(Bangkok, 27 May 2020) – China’s planned imposition of a national security law in Hong Kong will have a detrimental effect on the rule of law and leave an adverse impact on the rights of the city state’s peoples, the Asian Forum for Human Rights Development (FORUM-ASIA) said today. Excessive use of force by the [ Read more ]

Joint Open Letter: Arrest of Human Rights Monitors in Breach of the Hong Kong Government’s International Human Rights Obligations
12 February 2020 3:49 pm

JOINT OPEN LETTER – ARREST OF HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORS IN BREACH OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT’S INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS OBLIGATIONS 11 February 2020 Dear Chief Executive, We, the undersigned human rights organizations, write to you in regard to the arrest of five human rights observers whilst conducting their work at assemblies in Hong Kong in [ Read more ]