HKUSU Petition to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on the Extradition Laws Amendment Bill

 

Student Petition Link:https://forms.gle/DNZ7AT7d6WcMrabq7 
Alumni Petition Link:https://forms.gle/1jgth5zNEQg9yXPV6
Petition Letter:http://bit.ly/2wu5RnP
Live Update Petition List:http://bit.ly/2K8M1GZ

The Hong Kong government has recently pushed for an amendment to the Fugitive Offenders and
Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Ordinances under the facade of closing non-existent loopholes and the tragic murder in Taiwan. Under the proposed amendment, once prima facie evidence has been established and the Chief Executive has agreed, anyone might be extradited to and tried in China. In view of the profound inadequacies of the Chinese judicial system which fails to warrant human rights protection and the common tactic employed by the Chinese regime of persecuting political dissidents through prosecution of non-political offences, the amendment once passed would serve as a means of political suppression, severely undermining the fundamental rights of Hong Kong citizens.

The Human Rights Committee consists of 18 global human rights experts and is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by the signing countries. It has expressed views on various Hong Kong incidents regarding violation of fundamental rights, for instance, criticizing the Public Order Ordinance for over-restricting the freedom of assembly. The Hong Kong University Students’ Union is convening a petition and encouraging all HKU students (both undergraduates and postgraduates) to join the petition, to express our concern to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on how the proposed amendment threatens Hong Kong citizens’ fundamental rights.

Petition Link: https://forms.gle/DNZ7AT7d6WcMrabq7
Deadline: 23:59, 8 June 2019
Petition Direction: sign in your Connect HKU email account, and verify your petition by inputting your University Number (University Numbers will be kept confidential)

(All personal data collected are for purposes of this petition only)

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Current Affairs Committee, HKUSU Council will join the demonstration against the Extradition Laws Amendment Bill, organised by the Civil Human Rights Front, and the Committee invites all students to join the demonstration. Details are as follow:

Date: 9 June 2019 (Sunday)
Starting Point: East Point Road, Causeway Bay
Time: Gather at 1430; Start at 1500
Route: from East Point Road, Causeway Bay to the Legislative Council, Admiralty