ICJ joins call for UN mechanism on rights violations in China

The ICJ has joined more than 300 other NGOs in urging the UN to establish a specific mechanism to systematically monitor and report on human rights violations by China.

The joint NGO letter follows a similar call made by 50 United Nations experts, and highlights human rights violations across China, including in Hong Kong, Tibet, and Xinjiang, as well as suppression of information in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, and attacks on human rights defenders.

The joint letter also expresses concern about the global reach of China’s censorship, threats, surveillance, and misuse of UN processes to deny NGOs accreditation, attack UN experts, and undermine country resolutions at the UN Human Rights Council.

The text of the letter and the list of signatories is available here.

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