Justice Centre Hong Kong is helping to facilitate civil society advocacy for the Third Cycle United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for China, as it relates to Hong Kong.
The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations.
The Hong Kong UPR Coalition (the Coalition) was founded in 2017 to engage the UPR process. The Coalition is guided by a Steering Committee, which includes; Civil Human Rights Front (民間人權陣線), Disabilities CV (殘疾資歷生活館), Hong Kong Watch, Justice Centre Hong Kong, Les Corner Empowerment Association (女角平權協作組), PEN Hong Kong (香港筆會), Pink Alliance (粉紅同盟), Planet Ally and The Hong Kong Society for Asylum-Seekers and Refugees (香港尋求庇護者及難民協會).
For links to the online platforms of all 45 of the civil society organisations (CSOs) that make up the Coalition, please click here.
Decisions or statements of the Coalition are adopted by a simple majority.
Human Rights Council Submission 人權理事會意見書
Submission to the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong in response to its Consultation on Causing or Allowing the Death or Serious Harm of a Child or Vulnerable Adult English(16 August 2019)
Submission to the Panel on Constitutional Affairs of the Hong Kong Legislative Council English (9 April 2019)
Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee for General Comment on Article 21 (Right of Peaceful Assembly) English (11 March 2019).
Submission to the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong in response to its Consultation on Access to Information’ English (5 March 2019)
Submission to the United Kingdom Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights Human Rights Protections in International Agreements Inquiry English (14 Jan, 2019)
Submission to the Hong Kong Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau in response to its consultation English (7 May, 2018)
Submission to the Panel on Constitutional Affairs of the Hong Kong Legislative Council English (20 Apr, 2018)
Submission to OHCHR on the Role of the Hong Kong Legislative Council in the Human Rights Council and UPR English (15 Jan, 2018)
Statement on Taiwan’s Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Decision English (24 May 2019)
Speech of Spokesperson Simon Henderson for the Panel on Constitutional Affairs of the Hong Kong Legislative Council English (15 April 2019)
Open letter to the Hong Kong Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau on the third cycle UPR outcomes English (4 Feb, 2019)
UPR Info Pre-Session Hearing Statement English (9 Oct, 2018)
UPR Info Pre-Session PowerPoint Presentation English (9 Oct, 2018)
Speech of Spokesperson Simon Henderson for the Panel on Constitutional Affairs of the Hong Kong Legislative Council English (30 Apr, 2018)
Access to Information
Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Basic Law Interpretations
Business and Human Rights and Labour Rights
Disability Rights – Education, Employment, Access to Information
Disability Rights – Legal Capacity, Police Powers and Institutionalisation
Engagement with Civil Society
Freedom of Assembly Rights and Public Order Ordinance
Freedom of Expression
Migrant Domestic Workers
National Human Rights Institutions and Human Rights Legislation
Protection of Human Rights Defenders
Right to Adequate Housing
Right to Health
Right to Social Security
Use of Force by Police and Police Complaints