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ASIA & AUSTRALIA

Photo: Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Bangladesh in 2017.  

The Australian section of the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) supports a wide range of humanitarian projects and partners working in Southeast Asia, as well as reports on human rights issues in Australia itself. The ISHR headquarters in Germany also works closely with partners in Pakistan on issues related to the persecution of religious minorities, and also  focuses on human rights violations in East Asia, especially in the People’s Republic of China and the Democratic Republic of North Korea, as well as in Vietnam. Another current issue has focused on the persecution of the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar.

To learn more about specific issue areas and our work in the Asia, see the updates below.

UPDATES

Falun Gong movement now under persecution pressure in Hong Kong too

Step by step, the unification of Hong Kong is moving forward. Until recently, it was civil rights and opposition activists who were persecuted in Hong Kong for their work on behalf of freedom and the rule of law, but the CCP has now also started to massively attack the Buddhist-oriented meditation movement Falun Gong, according to the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR).

ISHR Australia: President’s Report 2019–2020

The current International and local outlook in Human Rights has continued to deteriorate. While the aftermath of many conflicts Internationally continues to create enormous numbers of refugees Worldwide Australia’s response continues to be very harsh.

China moves towards total alignment

The principle of "one country, two systems" is a hollow phrase. According to the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR), the decision of the Chinese People's Congress to enact a so-called security law, shows that Hong Kong's freedoms will soon become a thing of the past.

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