IPAC launches Hong Kong Legal Accountability Campaign

PRESS RELEASE IPAC LEGISLATORS VOW TO HOLD HK OFFICIALS LEGALLY ACCOUNTABLE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN HONOUR OF TIANANMEN MASSACRE VICTIMS The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) has called for governments to audit assets held by Chinese and Hong Kong officials abroad to pave the way for targeted economic sanctions against those responsible for violations […]

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IPAC statement on the release of the Xinjiang Police Files

STATEMENT ON THE RELEASE OF THE XINJIANG POLICE FILES Today, we have seen further evidence of the Chinese government’s systematic, brutal and relentless persecution of the Uyghurs and other minoritized groups in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.  Internal police files, analysed by IPAC adviser Professor Adrian Zenz and released by the BBC, document in unprecedented […]

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IPAC MPs warn of ‘sham’ Xinjiang investigation ahead of UN visit

Legislators belonging to the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) have warned that the Chinese government is likely to use its restrictive COVID-19 measures to prevent the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet from making a meaningful investigation into the alleged human rights abuses against Uyghurs during her visit to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous […]

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Statement on the arrest of Cardinal Zen, Margaret Ng, Denise Ho and other members of the 612 Humanitarian Support Fund

IPAC STATEMENT ON THE ARRESTS OF A SCHOLAR, BARRISTER, CARDINAL, FORMER LEGISLATOR AND POP SINGER IN HONG KONG  The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) condemns the arrest of the trustees of the 612 Humanitarian Support Fund: scholar HUI Po-Keung, renowned barrister Margaret NG, Cardinal Joseph ZEN, former Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong, […]

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Statement on the appointment of Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee

IPAC STATEMENT ON THE APPOINTMENT OF HONG KONG CHIEF EXECUTIVE JOHN LEE The appointment of John Lee as Hong Kong Chief Executive through a so-called election in which less than 0.2% of the Hong Kong population took part highlights the contempt with which the Chinese government views Hong Kong’s democratic ambitions. Lee was the sole […]

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Swiss Councillors back human rights sanctions bill in historic first

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04 MAY 2022 SWISS COUNCILLORS BACK HUMAN RIGHTS SANCTIONS BILL IN HISTORIC FIRST The Foreign Affairs Committee of the Swiss Federal Council has voted to revise the country’s Embargo Laws to enable targeted financial sanctions against human rights abusers internationally. If successful, these proposals would represent a historic first – […]

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Letter to New Zealand Justice Minister Kris Faafoi

21 April 2022 The Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern MP, Prime Minister  The Honourable Nanaia Mahuta MP, Foreign Minister  The Honourable Kris Faafoi, Minister of Justice We, members of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, write to raise concern about the planned extradition of Kyung Yup Kim. Without commenting on the nature of the case itself, we […]

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Statement on the arrest of journalists, trade unionists and other citizen court obervers in Hong Kong

STATEMENT ON THE ARREST OF JOURNALISTS, TRADE UNIONISTS AND OTHER CITIZEN COURT OBSERVERS IN HONG KONG The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China condemns the arrest of six individuals on suspicion of seditious intention to incite hatred, contempt or rebellion against the administration of justice in Hong Kong after applauding during the trial of Chow Hang-tung’s June […]

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Statement on the 23rd EU-China Summit

IPAC STATEMENT ON THE 23rd EU-CHINA SUMMIT The 23rd EU-China summit takes place as Russia continues its war of aggression in Ukraine, with the mass displacement of millions of Ukrainians, thousands of civilian deaths, terrible destruction through sweeping bombing campaigns, war crimes and other atrocities committed by the Russian military. Against this background, we as […]

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