世界肝炎联盟是 2007 年 12 月 5 日在瑞士日内瓦注册成立的非营利协会。该联盟不与任何政党的政见保持一致，不参与政治活动，不以信仰、宗教、无宗教、种族、性别或性取向为由进行歧视。
Chinese NGO activist meets President of World Hepatitis Alliance about lawyer Chang Boyang’s arrest
(Zhengzhou Yirenping, September 11, 2014) In the afternoon of August 21, Lu Jun, the co-founder of Chinese anti-discrimination NGO Zhengzhou Yirenping, met Charles Gore, the president of the World Hepatitis Alliance, to discuss Yirenping’s current situation, which is that its co-founder Chang Boyang was detained and arrested. Yirenping is a member of the World Hepatitis Alliance.
Lu Jun introduced lawyer Chang Boyang’s work on viral hepatitis to Charles Gore highlighting how Chang had helped people living with hepatitis B and had co-founded Zhengzhou Yirenping which promotes the public interest the rights of hepatitis B carriers.
Lu Jun then spoke about Chang’s detention and arrest to the president and the unfortunate consequences for his work to help people with viral hepatitis and provided some documents about the case. According to Lu, it’s widely questioned that some of the procedures have not been followed correctly and Chang has been denied access to legal advice, which is against Chinese law. Lu also said that on June 11, 116 hepatitis B carriers and their families signed a joint letter to the Zhengzhou Public Security Bureau (PSB), Justice Bureau, and Bar Association, expressing their wish that the police unit handling the case and the detention center “treat Mr. Chang in a lawful manner.”
President Charles Gore responded that the Alliance values the work of its members in the fight against hepatitis and would therefore consider how it can assist in this issue.
The World Hepatitis Alliance was registered as a Not-for-profit Association in the State of Geneva, Switzerland on December 5th 2007, registration number CH-660-2785007-1. It is not aligned with any party political views, does not engage in political activity and does not discriminate on the basis of creed, religion, lack of religion, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.
The World Hepatitis Alliance is in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO), with whom it partners to organise World Hepatitis Day each year. The Alliance is also in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)