česky  english  中文 

Advanced search

EU press statements reflecting current developments

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the mass arrest of people involved in the July 2020 pro-democracy primary elections in Hong-Kong

vlajka_evropske_unie

The authorities in Hong Kong arrested over 50 people on 6 January 2021 on charges pursuant to the National Security Law (NSL). The charges in question relate to the holding in July 2020 of pro-democracy primary elections aimed at identifying… more ►

Statement by the Spokesperson on the trial of 10 Hong Kongers

vlajka_evropske_unie

Ten out of the twelve individuals from Hong Kong, detained at sea by the Chinese authorities in August, went on trial in Shenzhen on 28 December. more ►

Statement by the Spokesperson on sentencing of journalists, lawyers and human rights defenders

vlajka_evropske_unie

The restrictions on freedom of expression, on access to information, and intimidation and surveillance of journalists, as well as detentions, trials and sentencing of human rights defenders, lawyers, and intellectuals in China, are growing and… more ►

Statement of the EU Delegation in China on International Human Rights Day

vlajka_evropske_unie

Created 75 years ago, the United Nations today remains true to its founding principles of human rights and fundamental freedoms. In the last decades, the European Union and the UN have been working hand in hand to promote human rights and… more ►

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on Human Rights Day, 10 December 2020

vlajka_evropske_unie

On 10 December, we celebrate Human Rights Day. This day deserves our attention as it marks the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Today it is more important than ever to recall that human rights are universal and… more ►

International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime: Statement by HR/VP Josep Borrell

vlajka_evropske_unie

75 years ago, major leaders of the Nazi regime were prosecuted for crimes against humanity and war crimes during the Nuremberg trials. This paved the way to the adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide… more ►

Declaration of the HR/VP on behalf of the EU on the elections in Hong Kong

vlajka_evropske_unie

As set out in the Council conclusions of 24 July, the EU is following closely the political situation in Hong Kong and reiterates that it is essential that the Legislative Council elections take place in an environment which is conducive to the… more ►

Declaration of the HRVP on behalf of the EU on the adoption of China’s Legislation on Hong Kong

vlajka_evropske_unie

The Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress adopted the National Security Law in Hong Kong on 30 June and subsequently promulgated it in Hong Kong the same day. The European Union reiterates its grave concerns about… more ►

Declaration by the HRVP J. Borrell, on behalf of the EU, on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day

vlajka_evropske_unie

On World Press Freedom Day, we pay tribute to the essential role of journalism in upholding online and offline freedom of expression in democratic societies and fostering transparency and accountability. more ►

MFA Statement on the Occasion of the World Press Freedom Day

cerninsky_palac_v_narodnich_barvach_bila

Proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993, the World Press Freedom Day is observed annually on May 3. Freedom of speech and independent media are vital for good governance, informed decision-making and accountability of… more ►

Statement by the Spokesperson on the release of human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang

vlajka_evropske_unie

The release of human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang on 5 April, at the end of his four and half year’s conviction, is a positive development. Mr Wang was detained in connection with his work as a human rights lawyer. The European Union… more ►

Statement of the EU Delegation in China on International Human Rights Day

vlajka_evropske_unie

On 10 December 2019 the international community marks the 71st anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations. The Universal Declaration was proclaimed by a multitude of nations. It says that… more ►

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on Hong Kong

vlajka_evropske_unie

In light of the continuing rise in violence in Hong Kong, including the latest developments at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, it is crucial that all sides exercise restraint and engage constructively in de-escalation efforts. Any violence… more ►

Joint statement by Federica Mogherini and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada Chrystia Freeland on Hong Kong

vlajka_evropske_unie

The European Union and Canada recall their close relations with Hong Kong under the ‘one country, two systems’ principle and their strong stake in its continued stability and prosperity. more ►

Statement by the Spokesperson on the trial of Chinese human rights activist Huang Qi

vlajka_evropske_unie

Prominent Chinese human rights activist and journalist Mr Huang Qi, founder of the website 64 Tianwang who for a number of years has monitored human rights violations in China and promoted freedom of press, was put on trial behind closed doors… more ►

Statement by Vice-President Mogherini on the 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square event

vlajka_evropske_unie

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the violent suppression of the peaceful Tiananmen Square democracy protests of 1989. At that time the European Council, meeting in Madrid on 26-27 June 1989, strongly condemned the brutal repression that… more ►

Statement by the EU Spokesperson on the trial of Chinese human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng

vlajka_evropske_unie

Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Mr. Yu Wensheng, who for a number of years has defended human rights and promoted the rule of law in China and represented human rights activists and lawyers, was put on trial behind closed doors on 9 May at… more ►

Statement by the Spokesperson on the recent conviction of Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang

vlajka_evropske_unie

EU Delegation Statement on International Human Rights Day

vlajka_evropske_unie

Joint Declaration by the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on the European and World Day against the Death Penalty, 10 October 2018

vlajka_evropske_unie

On the European and World Day against the Death Penalty, the Council of Europe and the European Union (EU) reiterate their strong opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances and for all cases. The death penalty is an affront to human… more ►

Statement by the Spokesperson on the cases of several human rights defenders in China

Bruxelles, 28/01/2017 more ►

Statement by the Spokesperson on the conviction of Chinese lawyers and other human rights defenders on charges of state subversion (05/08/2016)

The conviction this week of Zhai Yanmin, Hu Shigen, Zhou Shifeng and Gou Hongguo, detained since mid-2015 as part of a wave of detentions of more than 300 lawyers and human rights defenders, runs contrary to China's stated commitment to… more ►

EU Concerns about the Human Rights situation in China (24/05/2016)

Joint Statement on International Women's Day (08/03/2016)

Today we celebrate women. We celebrate their role in society, at work, in our families and lives. We also remember their suffering, hardship and injustice, which for many is still a reality today. It is also true that we must promote gender… more ►

EU Concerns about the Human Rights situation in China

While we note the release of Mr. Peter Dahlin, the European Union and its Member States continue to be worried about the ongoing detention of human rights lawyers and activists who have worked peacefully to protect rights guaranteed under the… more ►

Statement by the Spokesperson on the arrest and detention of EU citizen Peter Dahlin (22/01/2016)

Mr Peter Dahlin, an EU citizen and founder of China Urgent Action Working Group, a human rights NGO operating in China, was arrested on January 4th as he prepared to board a flight from Beijing. He has been detained ever since. The EU expects a… more ►

Declaration by High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the European Union on Human Rights Day, 10 December 2015 (10/12/2015)

thumb

This year, Human Rights Day launches a one-year celebration by the United Nations of the 50th anniversary of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural… more ►

34th EU-China Dialogue on Human Rights -PRESS RELEASE

thumb

On 30 November and 1 December 2015, the European Union and the People's Republic of China held the 34th round of the EU-China Dialogue on Human Rights in Beijing. The delegation of the European Union was led by Mr Ugo Astuto, Acting Managing… more ►

Statement of the EEAS Spokesperson

Statement by the Spokesperson on recent developments in the human rights situation in China more ►