Conservative Party Human Rights Commission: The Darkest Moment - The Crackdown on Human Rights in China, 2013 - 2016

In 2016, The Conservative Party Human Rights Commission published an in-depth study into the human rights situation in China. Hong Kong Watch trustee, Benedict Rogers, helped to write the section which focused on Hong Kong. Leading figures including Anson Chan, Martin Lee and Lord Patten contributed to the report. 

Hong Kong’s former Chief Secretary Anson Chan and the founder of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party Martin Lee said in their joint submission to the inquiry: “Precious rights and freedoms guaranteed under ‘one country, two systems’, such as freedom of the press, of publication and of academic thought, are being chipped away, while our local government seems to turn a blind eye, more bent on pleasing the Central Authorities than standing up for Hong Kong and its core values.”

Lord Chris Patten of Barnes said: “This is a comprehensive and well researched analysis of China’s increasingly deplorable human rights record. I am obviously concerned about what has been happening in Hong Kong. The British Government must take account of this first class piece of work.”

Find the full report here: