Experts raise issue of human rights violations by China in Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong

Experts and human rights activists have come hard against Beijing for gross human rights violations in Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong. The side event at UN was organised by International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) titled "Rule is Law" or "Rule by Law" - Criminalisation of Dissent in China during the 42nd session of Human Rights Council. Experts said that The Community Party of China uses country's laws to maintain state power, not to ensure justice. Overly broad charges that do not comply with the principle of legality are used to wrongfully detain, prosecute, and convict individuals for the powerful exercise of internationally protected rights and participation in public affairs. The Chinese government has refined and replicated a practice of characterising all difference or dissent as terrorism, subversion, or a threat to national security. Experts said that the Chinese government's human rights records are no longer an issue limited by its borders. The government has actively used laws and practices to disappear and detain foreign nationals, restrict access to information overseas, conduct surveillance to Chinese nationals and exile communities, embolden its law enforcement outside Chinese borders, and impede public participation, sustainable development and transparency in third countries where China has political and economic interests.