EU may sue Hague court if Hong Kong national security law enters into force

Source : 112 Ukraine

European Parliament believes EU should use its economic leverage to counter China’s persecution of human rights by economic means
12:48, 21 June 2020

The European Parliament has approved a resolution that will allow China to file an international court in The Hague if Beijing enacts a national security law in Hong Kong, as Reuters reports.

565 MEPs voted for this decision.

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The European Parliament also called on the EU to use economic sanctions to counter China.

"The European Parliament calls on the EU and its member states to consider, in the case of the application of the new security law, filing a case with the International Court of Justice. The Parliament believes that the EU should use its economic leverage to counter the persecution of China's human rights by economic means," the document says.

At the end of May, China approved a plan to prepare a scandalous bill on national security in Hong Kong. The document, in particular, prohibits anti-government demonstrations and calls for secession from China in the region, and will also allow China to create its own law enforcement service. On Thursday, June 18, the Chinese parliament began a meeting at which the bill on national security was to be considered, but so far the document has not been considered.

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