The decision by the Hong Kong authorities to refuse to renew the working visa of the Financial Times' Asia news editor, Victor Mallet, sets a worrying precedent. In the absence of a credible alternative explanation from the authorities, the decision appears politically motivated and therefore raises serious concerns about freedom of the press and freedom of expression in Hong Kong. It risks damaging Hong Kong's international standing and trust in the "one country, two systems" principle.
Journalists must be allowed to perform their work independently and without interference.
On the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we celebrate the contributions of indigenous peoples to the diversity and richness of civilizations and cultures and indeed to our common heritage. It is also a day where we take stock of the many achievements in the recognition and realisation of their rights and identify the actions that the world community still needs to take, so that human rights are universally applied without any discrimination.
We offer a post of Policy Officer in the Trade Section. Under this job function the successful candidate will serve as technical and support staff to follow economic developments in both Hong Kong and Macao as well as their economic relations with mainland China.
On the occasion of the Day of International Criminal Justice the European Union reaffirms its commitment to the fight against impunity for the most serious crimes and violations of international humanitarian law.
From 18 to 24 July, the European Union will co-host a booth at the Hong Kong Book Fair.
Join us at booth A1-A8 in Hall 1A to learn about European literature, European culture and the values of the European Union.
On the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the European Union reaffirms once again its strongest commitment to prevent, condemn and eradicate all forms of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Despite the absolute prohibition of torture under international law, it continues to be practiced around the world either in isolated cases or systematically, through different forms. Torture can target everyone – men, women, and children. Torture is an inexcusable crime for which each perpetrator has to be prosecuted and brought in front of justice.