Hong Kong Arrests Condemned by the UN’s Office of Human Rights: the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights has been violated.

Jan 8, 2021 | Uncategorized

The most recent round of “knocks on the door”, by 1000 arresting officers, graphically demonstrates the death of “two systems one country” and the total imposition of “one system” on Hong Kong – a system whose attributes provide little room for comfort, let alone for the rule of law or human rights.

Speaking earlier today on behalf of the UN’s Office of Human Rights, Liz Throssell, said that the arrests of academics, lawyers, legislators, and pro democracy activists, were “the latest in a series of detentions related to the exercise of fundamental freedoms, including the right to peaceful assembly, in Hong Kong.” 

She said that the offence of subversion under the National Security Law is undoubtedly being used to detain individuals for exercising their right to take part in political and public life.

She added that this is a fundamental right protected by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights , which was, of course, incorporated into Hong Kong’s Basic Law. 

https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/01/1081552

https://www.davidalton.net/2021/01/07/wave-of-mass-arrests-in-hong-kong-question-today-to-uk-government/

Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

Social Media

Site Search

Recent Posts

Statement from  the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on the situation of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region: ” extremely troubled by the humanitarian situation”…”in spite of repeated requests, UNHCR and partners have not yet had any access to the Shimelba and Hitsats refugee camps”… I am very worried for the safety and well-being of Eritrean refugees in those camps”…”refugees who reached Addis Ababa are being returned to Tigray, some against their will.”

Statement from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on the situation of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region: ” extremely troubled by the humanitarian situation”…”in spite of repeated requests, UNHCR and partners have not yet had any access to the Shimelba and Hitsats refugee camps”… I am very worried for the safety and well-being of Eritrean refugees in those camps”…”refugees who reached Addis Ababa are being returned to Tigray, some against their will.”

Statement from the UN High Commissioner for...

Tigray – parliamentary answers from the UK Government “We remain committed to the development of Ethiopia and its people, but we will continue to review our support in light of changing circumstances.”…” We are extremely concerned that humanitarian agencies, including the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), do not have access to refugee camps in Tigray. The UNHCR has, as a result, been unable to corroborate reports of the abduction and forced return of Eritrean refugees.”

Tigray - parliamentary answers from the UK...

Share This