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UN Treaty Bodies are committees of experts charged with monitoring the implementation of the nine core international human rights treaties. Each of these international human rights treaties establishes a committee of independent experts, who are nominated and elected by state parties and serve in a personal capacity.

From Al Jazeera, “ China added to list of 10 most censored countries ” Gao Wenqian, a policy adviser with the international advocacy group Human Rights in China, explained that any formidable change would have come from within China. “The person who ties a knot is the only person who can untie that...
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Institutionalized Exclusion: The tenuous legal status of internal migrants in China’s major cities

The focus of this report is the legal status of internal migrants in four of China's major cities, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. It describes the discriminatory laws and policies that make internal migrants second class citizens, essentially leaving 10 to 20 percent of the poorest residents of these cities virtually without rights. Since the poorest and most vulnerable among the rural-to-urban migrants are least able to circumvent the mechanisms of control, due to their lack of money and influence, and are most likely to be subject to official and popular discrimination, their experience is the report's principal subject matter.

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