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Asia and the Pacific Censorship and Freedom of Expression

NGOs call for suspension of EU-China human rights dialogue as government continues assault on human rights at home and abroad

Dear High Representative / Vice-President Borrell, We, the undersigned civil society organisations, are writing to reiterate our request for the European Union to suspend its human rights dialogue with China, and to consider other, more impactful measures at the EU’s disposal to address the Chinese...
Asia and the Pacific Economic, social and cultural rights

Open letter: The EU must address the chilling effect of transnational repression on freedom of expression and academic freedoms of Chinese students

In an open letter, Amnesty International urges High Representative Josep Borrell to lead European Union (EU) and member state efforts to respond to the Chinese government’s use of transnational repression to silence dissent from Chinese students abroad. Dear High Representative Borrell, Amnesty...
European Union Member States Asylum and migration

EU: Joint civil society reaction to the adoption of the EU Directive on combating violence against women and domestic violence

Today, the Council of the EU officially adopted the EU Directive on combating violence against women and domestic violence.1 As 13 civil society organisations2 which advocate for human rights, gender equality, and the right for all to live free from violence, we welcome this first ever binding EU...