Hong Kong Watch is privileged to have the endorsement of eminent patrons who have significant experience of public policy, law, and Hong Kong politics. 

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Sir Malcolm Rifkind QC

Sir Malcolm Rifkind served as a cabinet minister under Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major. He was Foreign Secretary in between July 1995 and May 1997, in the run-up to the handover of Hong Kong. He has subsequently made numerous statements in support of human rights in Hong Kong. 

Catherine West MP

Catherine West is the Labour Member of Parliament for Hornsey and Wood Green. She was formerly Shadow Foreign Secretary and developed an in-depth interest in Hong Kong and China during her master’s degree in Chinese politics from SOAS and her time living in Nanjing.     

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Lord Alton of Liverpool

Lord Alton is a crossbench peer who is known for his interest in human rights issues. He is the founder of the Jubilee Campaign and chairman of the DPRK All Party Parliamentary Group. He has met with a number of leading... 

Sir Geoffrey Nice QC

Sir Geoffrey Nice QC is a leading British Barrister who appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1990. He has worked extensively on human rights issues. Most notably he was involved with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). He was a deputy prosecutor at the trial of Slobodan Milošević in The Hague and initiated the prosecution's initial case of linking atrocities committed in the former Yugoslavia to Milosevic. 


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