Saturday, September 25, 2021

UN calls for measures against China to protect Hong Kong’s freedom

On behalf of several UN independent experts, the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commission released a statement today in Geneva denouncing China’s current attempt to impose authority over Hong Kong.

These experts urged the Chinese government to halt the legislation process and oblige by the standards and rules of the international community.

The document listed all the conditions that would be violation in the Sino-British Joint Declaration if such law were to be passed.

The official document proposed a potential meeting between all parties involved.

The statement called “to conduct independent missions and to permit those visits to take place in an environment of confidentiality”.

This message was also directed to the entire global community, urging all nations to stand together. The Chinese authorities are yet to respond.

Sophie Velloso
Sophie Velloso is studying International Relations at Richmond the American International University in London. She is focusing her studies in the areas of transnational public affairs. She has an interest in geopolitics, international security, and sustainable development.