Civil Human Rights Front
Civil Human Rights Front or CHRF (Chinese: 民間人權陣線; pinyin: Mínjiān Rénquán Zhènxiàn) is an organization that focuses on the issues of Hong Kong politics and livelihood, affiliates almost all the pan-democratic camps in Hong Kong. Forty-eight NGOs and political groups have been involved in the organization as of January 2006. The most well-known event held by the CHRF is the Hong Kong 1 July marches.
Civil Human Rights Front was founded on 13 September 2002, with the aim to provide a platform consolidating voices and powers from various groups and spectrum of the societies in order to advance the development in the human and civil rights movements.
The initial aim was to focus on the enactment of the legislation of Article 23 of the Basic Law. After the protest in 2003, the organization started to diversify its mandate, to include issues such as equal opportunities and authorities given to the police.
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- Civil Human Rights Front (in Chinese)
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