Tag: China

UN Report on China points to crimes against humanity

UN Report on China points to crimes against humanity

So the UN Report on the oppression of the Uyghur people in China is finally out. Naturally the Chinese government fought tooth and nail to suppress it. But then men like darkness to hide their evil deeds. The report identifies serious human rights abuses that could amount, in the words of the report, to “crimes against humanity”. It details allegations…

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Beijing’s Genocide In Tibet

Beijing’s Genocide In Tibet

At last the world is waking up to the horrors inflicted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Waking up to the pictures of chained and blindfolded Uyghurs being forced onto trains to take them to concentration camps. Waking up to accounts of the forced abortions and sterilisations of Uyghur women. Waking up to the news that a ship seized by…

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GCRL and TAHR announce partnership to strengthen the rule of law

GCRL and TAHR announce partnership to strengthen the rule of law

Today the Taiwan Association for Human Rights (TAHR) and the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” (GCRL) established a partnership with a view to extending and strengthening their common activities in the protection and promotion of human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The two sister organizations, based in Taipei and Rome respectively, will conduct different…

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Joint letter to UN High Commissioner on the situation in China

Joint letter to UN High Commissioner on the situation in China

On 12 May a group of 36 organizations for human rights including the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” sent an open letter to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to draw her attention to the urgent need for public reporting on the human rights situation across China, Uyghur and Tibetan regions, and Hong Kong.…

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Uyghur genocide motion tabled in the Italian Foreign Affairs Committee

Uyghur genocide motion tabled in the Italian Foreign Affairs Committee

Following the sanctions imposed on ten European individuals and four European entities, including a Parliamentary Institution, a number of Italian MPs announced their unwavering support to their colleagues and vowed not to give in to the silencing efforts from the Chinese Communist Party regarding its mass violations of human rights in the People’s Republic of China, and in particular in…

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The green transition needs a democratic transition first

The green transition needs a democratic transition first

From April 1968, the issue of the limits of economic growth has been brought to the international attention by the Club of Rome. The debate around the climate crisis and the future of the Earth and its ecosystems has grown significantly ever since. In 2015, the United Nations approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development listing 17 goals with one…

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Laura Harth’s testimony to Parliament on the pandemic

Laura Harth’s testimony to Parliament on the pandemic

“In the resolution adopted last May by the World Health Assembly (WHO) on the response to the pandemic, member States pledged to fight what has been defined as an ‘infomedia’. The UN Secretary General and agencies – including WHO itself – have launched various appeals to States to fight it. I believe in the importance and role of multilateral organizations…

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Statement by Norman Baker in support of the Right to Know

Statement by Norman Baker in support of the Right to Know

Statement by Norman Baker, former British Home Office Minister, in support of the Radical Party’s initiative for a project resolution on the Right to Know tabled at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Democracy is nothing without citizens who are educated and informed. And to be informed, citizens must have the Right To Know. Democracy cannot simply be…

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Event: Political prisoners in Hong Hong, China, Venezuela, Iran and Cambodia

Event: Political prisoners in Hong Hong, China, Venezuela, Iran and Cambodia

FROM #SAVE12HKYOUTHS TO THE CASE OF POLITICAL PRISONERS IN HONG KONG, CHINA, VENEZUELA, IRAN AND CAMBODIA Monday November 23 – Senate of the Italian Republic With Nathan Law, Jianli Yang, Lorent Saleh, Theresly Malavé, Mona Silawi, Mu Sochua, Jared Genser On November 23rd, exactly three months will have passed since the Chinese coast guard intercepted twelve young activists at sea…

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Solidarity with Hong Kong’s Pan-Democratic Legislators

Solidarity with Hong Kong’s Pan-Democratic Legislators

Joint Declaration: full solidarity with Hong Kong’s Pan-democratic Legislators On November 11, 2020, the adoption of a new resolution by China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) allowed the Hong Kong Executive to immediately disqualify four Members of the Legislative Council without the possibility of judicial appeal. The four pan-dem Legislators Alvin Yeung, Dennis Kwok, Kwok Ka-ki and Kenneth Leung…

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