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歐盟:DQ 周庭抵觸政治權利國際公約 或削弱香港自由開放聲譽

2018/1/30 — 9:07

2018年1月28日,周庭、姚松炎等出席香港人要Plan A集會

2018年1月28日,周庭、姚松炎等出席香港人要Plan A集會

香港眾志周庭被選舉主任取消資格,無法參選立法會補選。歐盟發言人發表聲明,指選舉主任決定獲特區政府支持。聲明指禁止周庭參與補選,或削弱香港作為自由開放社會的國際聲譽。

歐盟聲明提及,保障香港的公民權利和政治權利,是落實歐盟支持的「一國兩制」原則的重要組成部分。因候選人的政治立場而禁止其參選的做法,與《公民權利和政治權利國際公約》的權利相抵觸。

歐盟強調,《公民權利和政治權利國際公約》透過《香港人權法案》在香港適用,公約保障選舉不受無理限制。

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歐盟聲明全文:

Statement by the Spokesperson on the decision to bar Agnes Chow from running for a Legislative Council by-election

The decision by a Hong Kong returning officer to bar Agnes Chow from running for a Legislative Council by-election on the basis of her political affiliation, subsequently supported by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, risks diminishing Hong Kong's international reputation as a free and open society.

The protection of civil and political rights in Hong Kong is an essential part of the implementation of the "One Country, Two Systems" principle, which the EU supports.  Barring candidates from standing for election because of their political beliefs is in contradiction with the right under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, whose application is guaranteed in Hong Kong by the Hong Kong Bill of Rights, to stand for election without unreasonable restrictions.

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