Petition Submission to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons: Teargas in Hong Kong

In 2019, the anti-Extradition bill movement was triggered by a proposed law amendment for China extradition law which recently became the most controversial issue in Hong Kong, drawing the whole world attention to this small city in Asia. The Hong Kong Government and the Hong Kong Police are using force to suppress the activists. Up to now, the Hong Kong police fired over 9,000 tear gas canisters in different places such as crowded and narrow streets, living areas, residential buildings, universities, subway stations etc. The situation is deteriorating every day in Hong Kong threatening the lives of Hong Kong citizens. Over thousands of people including the activists, kids, elders etc. injured and were affected by tear gas. The police's indiscriminate use of tear gas is affecting the health of citizens in Hong Kong. For more details, please refer to the news and records from the sources attached.

According to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will hold the 24th session of Conference of State Parties in the following week. OPCW fulfil the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)’s mandate to end the development, production, stockpiling, transfer and use of chemical weapons to make the world safe from the threat of chemical warfare. Netherlands for Hong Kong hope that OPCW will highly concern the situation in Hong Kong. We will submit the petition letter for regulating the domestic use of riot-control agents, and sincerely invite a member of the OPCW's Technical Secretariat to receive the petition letter. The details of which are as follows:

Date: 25th November, 2019 (Monday)
Time: 11:30am
Venue: The outside of the OPCW Guard House (Johan de Wittlaan 32, 2517 JR The Hague)


  1. Submitting the petition letter
  2. Raising the concern of the arbitrary use of tear gas in Hong Kong at the OPCW meeting