Hikvision Faces Human Rights Abuse Criticism In Canada, Denmark, UK, EU

By Charles Rollet, Published Jan 07, 2021, 08:07am EST

Hikvision is facing growing criticism over its human rights abuse record from the halls of the UK and EU Parliaments to a Danish pension fund and Canadian politics.

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Ever since the US government blacklisted Hikvision over its Xinjiang operations in October 2019, Hikvision continues to operate huge Xinjiang police projects and has failed to disclose a long-promised human rights review, resulting in the Norway Council of Ethics finding Hikvision human rights abuses to be 'ongoing'

And now Hikvision is facing rising pressure outside the US, presenting a long-term risk that other governments eventually take up similar actions as the US government took against the firm.

In this post, we examine these latest developments.

Executive *******

*** ********** ******* **:

  • * ** ********** ************* * ******** ********* ** ****** about *** ***** ** Xinjiang *** "***** ****** due ********* *********"
  • * ** ***** ** Lords ****** *** ****** for *** ****** ** England ************* ******* *********** ** **********, ********* about ********* ***** "** Uighur ********* **********"
  • *** **'* ******** ****************************** ******* ***** **** in ***** *********** *** a ****** *** ***, noting ********* ***** "********** in ***** ***** ****** violations"
  • ** ******* ** ** Parliament***** ****** ** *** EU ********* ****** "***** concerns" **** ********* ***** cameras **** ***** ******** at *** ** ************
  • * ****** ******* **************** ********* ****** ** had "**** *****" *** firm ***** ******* * timely ****** ** *** still-secret ******** ***** ****** review
  • * ******** ************* ************** ***** ***** *** "embarrassing" ********* **** ** he **** ***** ** a **** ***** *** boasted ** ********* **** to *********

Parliament ********* ***** ****** ** ********* **

** *******, *** ** Parliament's ********, ****** *** Industrial ******** ************* * ****** ** Hikvision****** ******* ********* ***** its ******** **********:

** *** ** **** organisation’s ***** ****** **** directly ** ********** ** the ******** ****** ********** Region (****) ** *****, and **** ***** *** you ****** ** ****** that *** **** ********** of **** ****** ***** chain?
**** *********** ** *** have ***** ******* *** to **** **** ******** from **** ** ********** to *** ******* **********?
**** ******* *** *** taking ** ******* ****** slavery *** ***** ****** abuses ****** **** ************ and *** ***** ******?
**** ******** *** *** supply ** ********** **** all ********** ******, *********** and ****-******* ****?
**** *** **** ***** rights *** ********* ********* in ******* ** **** workers *** ***** ******?
**** ****** **** **** organisation **** - ****** publishing * ****** ******* Statement *** ********* *********** obligations **** ********* - to ****** ****** ******* compliance ** **** ***** chain?

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Hikvision's ******** ** ** **********

****************** ** ****, ********** ****** **** its ******** **********:

********* *********** *** ****** Branch ** ******** ** 2009 ***** ** *** one ** *** *******’* nearly ** ******** ********. Currently, *** ****** ******* more **** *** ****** and *** ***** ******** is ********* *** ***** to ***** ********** ************ and **********. *** *******’* principal ************* ********** ** China *** ***** ** Hangzhou, ****** *** ******** [sic] -- **** ** which ** ******* ** the ******** ****** ********** Region (****). ** ** the **** ** **** letter *** ** *** company’s **** *********, ********* has ** ********* ********* for *** ******** **** around *** ***** **** are ***** ** **** region.

*******, *** ******** ***** the **** ****:

  • ********* ******** ** ********** *** *****, ** the ****** *****, ***** at *** ** ******** 2019 *** ********* ********* to ***** *** ******* huge ****** ***** ************ projects ** *** ******
  • ****** ****** ***** ** not **** ******* ****** Xinjiang ******* *** *** government********* ******* ****** *** country*** ************* *** ***** labor

**** ***** ********* ** respond ** *** ***** points; ** **** ** we **** ******.UPDATE: Hikvision responded prior to publication, saying the job ads showing 450 staff "didn’t include the updated employee number"; Hikvision also said it does not use Uyghur forced labor.

** **** ********* ******* from *** ** ********** Committee ***** ******* *********'* response *** ************.UPDATE - the BEIS Committee told us it "will be producing a report in the coming months" about forced labour and would include Hikvision's response:

*** ***************** ** ********* * report ** *** ****** months ** ******** ** its ****** ****** ******* which **** ******* *** response ** *** ******** it *** ******** (**** both ******* *********** *** from *** ******** ***** by ********* ** *** public *******).

UK ****** ****** ** ********* ** **********

*** ****** ** ** Albans,**** *****, *** ********** ****** out ********* ** *** UK **********, ***** ** is * ****** ** the***** ** *****.

*** ***** ***** ********* his ******** ***** *********:

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  • ** ******** **,*** ****** ********** ******* *** ********** had ********** ********* "***** the *** ** **** company’s ********** ** ****** detention **********." ******** ** the **********'* ******, **** Grimstone ******* *** ********, responding ********* **** ** "advise ** ********* **** business ********** ** ******** to ******* *********** *** diligence".
  • ** ******** **,*** ****** ********** ** ********** ********* with "*******-*********" **** *** last * ***** "*** what *** *** ***** of **** **** ********". The ******** *** **** "this *********** ** *** held *********"; **** *** not ***** *** ** government ********* **** ********* or ******* ********.
  • ** ******** **, ** shown** **** *****,*** ****** ******* ** Hikvision's ******** ********** *** asked ******* *** ********** would ****** ** * "review" ** *** ********* "to ********* ******* ****** funds **** ****** ******* this ******* *******". *************** **** ********* ** Whitley *** ****** *** question.

UK ****** ******** ** ****

*** ****** ******** ** provide ******* ******** ** IPVM ******** * ************ noted *** "********** ******** in ******* ********* ** the ********** ** *** Uyghurs *** ***** **********":

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** *** * ********** interest ** ******* ********* of *** ********** ** the ******* *** ***** oppression *** ****** ***** issues ** *** ***** of ***** ** ******* of ****. *** ******* for *** ******* ** clearly ******* ** *** record.

** **** ******** ** raise ***** ****** ******** in *** ***** *** privately **** *** ********** in ******, *** ** present ** *** ******* to *** ** *** questions ****** ** *** House ** ***** ********.

UK ******** ************ ********* *****

** *********, *** ********, one ** *** **'* largest **********,************ *** ***** ********* ******* ** the ** "**** ******* centres ** ****** ** school ******* ** **** Norfolk":

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************, *** ******** ***** Hikvision *** **:

*** ******** ******* *** that ********* *** **** "implicated ** ***** ***** rights ********** ****** **** ************* *** ** **********". Hikvision **** *** ******** it **** ******* ** human ****** ********** “**** seriously *** ********** *** responsibility *** ********** ******”.

EU ********** ******* *** "***** ********" ***** ********* *******

** **** *******, ****** state *********** ******** ***** (DW)************ *** *** *** EU ************ - ** Parliament (*** *********** ******) and *** ** ********** (the ********* ******) - were ***** ********* ***** cameras, ****** **** ********* is "****** ** *** oppression ** ******* *** other ****** ********** ** China's ******** ********":

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*** **** ******* *********** pushback, **** ** ** Parliament ************** * ****** ** the ** *************** "***** ******** ***** the **********" *** *** "procurement *******".IPVM Image

**** ********** ** *** issued ***** *** *******, for *******,****** ** ****** ************* ********* ***** ******* "outrageous" *** **** *** EU ****** "***** **** ever ****** *****".

*** ** *********'* ****** has *** *** ********* to *** ******, **** will ****** **** **** happens.

Danish ******* **** **** "**** *****" ** *********, *******

** ********, ****** ******* fund *** ********* - AkademikerPension -******* ** ********** ********* ****** ** has "**** *****" *** firm **** ******* *** promised ******** ***** ****** review "****** ** ********** time *******".

** *** ****, ****************** "***** ****** **********" report ** ****** ** Ambassador ******-******* *******. ************** ******* **** ****** ** "************ **** of *** ***************", *** report ******* ******.

***************** **** **** **** it **** "******* ****** ownership ******* **** ******** to ****** *** ********* of *** [***** ******] policy ****** ** ********** time *****".

Canadian ********** ********** **** "************" ********* **********

**** *****,*********** ********* ****** ********** **********, *** ******'* ******** of ******** ***********, ***** a *********** ** ** alleged ********* ********,***********, **** ***** **** outlet ******* ** *************** ***** **** "************ partner":IPVM Image

********* ** ******** ***********, Hikvision ******* *** **** to ******* ****** ********** in ******** [...] *** investigative **** ********* **** the ****** ******* **** Mr. ********** ** **** to, ***********, ******** ******* components *** ********* **** for ************ *******

** * ************** ** *****************, *********** **** "** have ***** **** ******** to *********", ********** **** "Hikvision **** *** **** from ***** ****** *************. Immervision *** ** **** or ******* **** ********** relations **** *** ***** between ***** *****."

*** ******** *** *** address *** **** **** a ********* *************** ******** *********** **** "*** *** Hikvision **** ***⁰ ***** security ****** ** ******** with *** ****** *********** high ********** ********* ****":

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*********,********* ********* **** ***** *** same ****** ****** "*** Immervision ******". ** **** reached *** ** *********** for ** ******.UPDATE: Immervision deleted the Facebook post; we will update if they respond to our comment request. UPDATE: Immervision sent IPVM this response:

*********** ****** ******* ****** and ******* *** ****** technology ** ******* *********. When ** ******* **** a ****** ** ******** with ** *********** ****, it ***** **** *** camera ************ ****** * lens *** *** ******* manufacturer. ******* ************* *** licensee ** ***********. **** produce *********** ****** ***** licence *** **** ** its *********. *********** ***** sold ****** ** *** camera ************* *** *****’* manage ****.

Outlook *** *********

** *** ******** **** for *********, **** ** these, ************, *** ******** to ****** ** *** types ** **** ** sanctions **** **** ******** in *** **.

** *** ******** **** for *********, ***** ******* events ****** ******* ********* show ********* ******** ******* Hikvision **** ***** *****, recruiting, *** ********* ******.

*******, **** ********** ******* to ********* ******* ** be ****. *****/***** ******* ********** **** Hikivision ***** ** *** next ******. **** ** ******** but ** ** **** possible **** ********* ** Hikvison **********. **** **** continue ** ***** *** updates.

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******: *** ** ********** President **** * ******* about *** *** ** Hikvision ***** ******* ** the ** **********, ********* to *** ******* ******* who*********** "********* *. ***** ** human ****** ********** **#********* ** ***** ****** the **." *******, ** Parliament ********* ***** ******* said ********* ** *** on *** ** ********* and *** ***** **** are '*** *** ***** replaced', *** *** ****-*** Ruissen, *** *** **** present ** **** *******, a ***** *****************.

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UPDATE: **** *******, ** ********** ****** for *** ***********,*** ********* **** ********* ** ****** *** EU's ******** *** ********* thermal ******* *** **** passed ** *** **'* Committee ** ********* ******* [CONT]:

*** **** ********* **** accepts ** ******** ******* the ******** **heat ******* **** * ******* *******. This company, Hikvision, also supplies cameras to camps in china's Xinjiang region where ******* *** ************** **********- tortured and surveilled. It is unacceptable for Parliament to use Hikvision's cameras. Parliament must lead by example in this very precisely. The cameras must be removed and Parliament must carefully examine which companies are doing business with. [emphasis her own]

*********** *********** ** ** ********** to "********* *** ******** with ********* *** ****** all ** *********'* ******* cameras **** **********'* ********":

***** ** *** *********-******* to ********* *** ******** with ********* *** ****** all ** *********’* ******* cameras **** **********’* ********; stresses *** **** *** the ****** ** ** more ******* ** *** selection ** ********* ********* in *** ******

**** **** ******** ** the ** ********** *** the ********* ******* ** decide, *******, ** ******** has **** **** ***. IPVM **** ****** **** this *******.

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******: *** ********* ** terminate *** ********* ******** will ** ***** ** at *** *** ** April, **** *******' ***** team **** ****:

*** ********* [** ****** Hikvision ********] *** **** to * ********** ** the **********'* ********* ** its **** ******, ** the ********* ******* (****) committee ** **********.*** **********, ********* *** amendment, **** ** ********* and ***** ** ** the **********'* ******* ******* of (*** **** **** of) *****.

** **** ****** **** that *******.

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** *** **** ******** here, *********'* ******* ******** is ****** *****. **** could *** *********** *** banned **** ***** ******* on ***** *** ****'* still ****** ** ********.

*** ******** ***** ** is ********, ******* ******* pretty **** *** ******* firm (*** ********* ***** with *** ****) *** little **** **** ****-**** virtue ********* ******. ** anyone ***** ******** *** Chinese **** **** ******* course ** ***** ******* path ******* * **** scale *** ******* **** they're *****. **** ** how ********* **** ******** belligerent ********* **** ******, North *****, ** ****. Life ***** ** ****** for *** ******* ******* but *** ***** *********** truly ******* ** ***** pressure ** ***** **** ideologies *** **********? ****. Get **** ** **.

*** **** ****** ***** I'm ********** ***** ** Hikvision's **********, * ** not. **** ***** ********* with ******* ** **** will (** **** ***) happen.

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*** ***** **** ******** had *** **** ** raising *********?

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** ***'** ********* ** the ****** *********, **** only ****** * *** individuals *** *** ******** police **********. **** ** not ******* *** ** they ****** ************ **** manufacturers.

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******: ******* ****** ******* fund, ****** *******, ********** ** ****************, ****** *** **** "violates ***** ******"

****** *******, *** *******, opted ** **** ********* in: ********* ***** ** the ********* ** ********** used ** ******* *** Chinese **********, ********* *** re-education ***** ***** ******* are ****. **** ******** human ******.

****** *********** ** **** ******* ********* *** total ***** ** ~$** billion.

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******: ***** ********'* ******* edition*** **** ********* ** investigation**** ********* ******* ***** installed ** *** *******'* Justice ******** ** ******* highly ********* ********* **** as "[*****] ************ *******, which ******* ******** ** material ********* **** ****** [virus] *** ****, ****** rooms *** ********* [***********] spaces". ** *****, *** Justice ******** ******** *** worth ***** $*.* ******* and ******** **** *,*** Hikvision *******.

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******: **********,******* ********* ** ***************** ******** ******, *** ******** ********* of *** ******* ***** minister *** ******* ** ministers, ****** ** ***** fever ****** ******* ********* with **** *** **********(********-*-**)***** ** *****'**** ********* **** ******* press ************** *** ****. ** Thursday, * ***** ** 11 ******* ************ * ******** *** ******* ** ministers *** ******* ******** asking *** ** ***********, raising ***** ****** ******** and ************* ********

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*'* *** **** *** legit *** ****** **, but ** **** *****'* more **** **** ******** minorities *********** ****** ** China:******* ********** **** ** Secretive ************ *****: ******* ***** **** ****

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