Asia & Australia2020-10-08T14:46:22+02:00


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.


Human Rights Work for China

Since the coming into power of the Communist party many millions of people are persecuted, arrested, convicted, tortured, raped and killed or executed for political reasons in the People's Republic of China. Freedom of opinion, -press, -religion, -association, -movement and the right to belong to unions are suppressed.

China: Abolish camps!

The People’s Republic of China runs the biggest camp system in the world. About four million people are exploited as slave labour – seven days a week, up to 16 hours a day. Sleep deprivation, torture, violence, and an insufficient water and food supply are everyday occurrences in the camps.

Organ Harvesting

Organ harvesting is essentially ‘killing on demand’, which is the selling and transplanting of the organs of victims. The origin of tens of thousands “donor” organs in the People’s Republic of China remains completely unclear.

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