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Tech & Science Around 50 UN experts accuse China of disregarding fundamental human rights

00:25  27 june  2020
00:25  27 june  2020 Source:   moviepilot.de

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Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should

Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many

Etwa 50 UN-Experten haben China die Missachtung fundamentaler Menschenrechte vorgeworfen. © Anthony WALLACE Around 50 UN experts have accused China of disregarding fundamental human rights.

Around 50 UN experts have accused China of disregarding fundamental human rights. Dozens of United Nations special rapporteurs and other UN human rights experts who receive their mandate from the UN but do not speak on behalf of it called for a special UN Security Council meeting on Friday in a joint statement on China's actions. The position of a UN special rapporteur or UN special envoy for China must be decided.

The experts emphasized that they had repeatedly expressed concern about the situation in the People's Republic. They are particularly opposed to the "collective repression" of ethnic and religious minorities in Xinjiang Province and Tibet and to excessive violence against demonstrators in the Hong Kong Chinese Special Administrative Region. This is how chemicals and sexual violence are used against the demonstrators.

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a historic document that was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly at its third session on 10 December 1948 as Resolution 217 at the

Last week, China was appointed to a seat on the Consultative Group of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The appointment places China on an influential panel that oversees candidate recommendations for UN human rights experts and is likely to raise some concerns given China ’s

The statement goes on to say that with the new security law for Hong Kong, China is massively restricting civil rights in the special administrative zone and thereby violating its "international legal obligations".

With regard to the corona pandemic, the experts, China's hindered journalists, medical staff and other people criticized their freedom of expression. Criticism of the authorities' handling of the pandemic is categorized as "disturbance to public order" or "misinformation".

Human rights experts also point out that China, unlike more than 120 other countries, has not issued a permanent invitation to independent United Nations experts to make official visits. Despite numerous requests, only five such missions had taken place in the past ten years.

human rights organizations such as Human Rights Watch welcomed the statement by the UN experts as an "unprecedented appeal".

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