Presider: Dorinda Elliott, China Institute
Human rights defenders play a critical role in ensuring peaceful exercise of rights and promoting an independent civil society. As China’s civil society faces increasingly steep restrictions, human rights defenders have become the targets of draconian and comprehensive crackdowns. For their efforts, many human rights defenders have lost their jobs, family members, and personal freedom; many suffer mistreatment and torture in prison.
In these dark times for so many of them, HRIC honors their work, their spirit of dedication, and the great price they continue to pay in promoting the progress of civil society. Please take a moment to send messages to the imprisoned and detained rights defenders—to show your concern, solidarity, and support.
HRIC submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Mr. Diego García-Sayán, as input into a report he will present to the Human Rights Council in its 50th session in June 2022 (HRC50).
Click to see other UN statements on Hong Kong, under “Related Resources.”
The 3-day conference organized by Disruption Network Lab will explore:
Day 1: Keynote by Sharon Hom: “Deconstructing China’s Party-State Narratives: Why It Matters and What We Can Do” (Friday, Oct 1, 16:10–17:30, CET/10:10-11:30AM, ET)
Day 2: Keynote by Jack Poulson, Ex. Dir., Tech Inquiry, US (Saturday, Oct 2, 18:30–20:00, CET/2:30-4PM, ET)
Conf. panelists to include:
Arslan Hidayat (Uyghur rights activist, AU)
Badiucao (Cartoonist and activist, CH/AU, on video)
Ray Wong (Hong Kong activist, founder of Hong Kong Indigenous, HK/DE)
Glacier Chung Ching Kwong (Hong Kong political & digital rights activist, PhD student in law, U. of Hamburg, HK/DE)
Maya Wang (Senior China researcher, Human Rights Watch)
Panel I: Beijing’s Assertion of “Comprehensive Jurisdiction” over Hong Kong
Panel II: The CCP’s Control of Markets and Data
Administration Panel: Administration Views on U.S. Export Controls
Panel III: Assessing Export Controls and Foreign Investment Review