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Statements of Concern

HRLF takes especially seriously the role of national governments and international organizations in raising consciousness about, and applying pressure to the perpetrators of, violations of international law.

While most democratically-elected, constitutional governments express their intention to raise human rights issues during bilateral engagements with countries such as China, often these conversations are kept behind closed doors and far from public accountability. HRLF issues public Statements of Concern to governments and other similarly situated entities engaging with known violators of human rights. In these Statements, we outline factual, legal, and moral arguments for open, accountable public discussion of ongoing situations of human rights abuse. To the extent possible, these Statements are tailored to specific alleged violations of international law, including analyses of potential liability for individual actors.

Statement of Concern over Visit of Human Rights Violator Liu Yunshan

• Open Letter – Denmark

• Open Letter – Finland

• Open Letter – Ireland

• Open Letter – Portugal

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