Democracy in Hong Kong


Statement on the closure of Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily

Statement on the passing of the Hong Kong ‘patriot’ law

Statement on the arrest of over 50 Hong Kong activists, politicians and lawyers

Statement on the expulsion of opposition lawmakers from the Hong Kong Legislative Council

Statement on the arrest of Hong Kong journalists and activists under the National Security Law

Statement on the obstruction of the democratic process ahead of the 2020 Hong Kong Legislative Council Elections

Statement on the Imposition of National Security Legislation upon Hong Kong by the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China

Campaign Highlights

  • No extradition to Hong Kong. IPAC has successfully campaigned for the suspension of extradition treaties with Hong Kong in seven countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, in order to protect against Chinese government attempts to target activists abroad. IPAC is leading efforts in the European Parliament for EU Member States to suspend such treaties.

  • Magnitsky sanctions. Members of IPAC have led numerous parliamentary interventions calling for the European Union, the United Kingdom and Canada to implement targeted human rights sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials responsible for human rights abuses and the violation of international law.

  • Protection of Hong Kong activists. A letter signed by over 100 parliamentarians globally was coordinated by IPAC, calling for the immediate release of pro-democracy activist Andy Li from solitary confinement. IPAC has also coordinated demands for HSBC to unfreeze bank accounts belonging to exiled former Hong Kong legislator Ted Hui, gaining widespread international support.

  • National Security Law response. IPAC has led parliamentary action in response to the imposition of Hong Kong’s National Security Law and subsequent crackdown on political and press freedoms. Statements made by IPAC members have received global press coverage, with parliamentary interventions made in Australia, Japan, New Zealand, the UK, the US, Italy and Denmark. IPAC’s work was credited with ensuring that Hong Kong remained top of the agenda when Chinese Foreign Minister visited European capitals.


IPAC MEPs lead letter in wake of Apple Daily forced closure

IPAC New Zealand MPs call for no extradition to China

Over 100 Parliamentarians call for release of jailed Hong Kong activist Andy Li in global statement

IPAC Parliamentarians call on HSBC to unfreeze Hong Kong pro-democracy activist’s accounts

IPAC and Hong Kong Watch launch “No Extradition to Hong Kong” campaign

IPAC ensures Hong Kong and Xinjiang remain top of the agenda for Chinese Foreign Minister’s European tour

IPAC coordinates global response to HK security law