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On day one of a two-day review session, independent experts on the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child raised a wide range of concerns and posed detailed questions to the Chinese delegation on China’s implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The delegation responded to...
In a letter to the police authorities holding rights defender Guo Feixiong ( 郭飞雄 , the penname of Yang Maodong ( 杨茂东)), Guo’s lawyers stated that the period of Guo’s detention without formal arrest has far exceeded the lawful time limit for such detention, and that he should be released immediately...
“The Government of Canada should exercise high-level political leadership and consistent engagement with its counterparts in Asia on human rights,” says a report published today by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada), a policy think tank. The report, “ Advancing Canada’s Engagement...
On Wednesday and Thursday, September 26-27, 2013, in Geneva, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child will review the People’s Republic of China’s implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which the PRC ratified in 1992. China has also ratified the Convention's two...
The author of this appeal , Yan Bojun, has participated in many citizen actions calling for disclosure of official assets since the second half of 2012. As a result of the authorities’ widening crackdown on advocates of asset transparency and citizen activism, most of his friends have been...
In response to a widening crackdown on advocates of asset transparency and citizen activism and others for “rumor-mongering,” three rights defense lawyers launch a group to provide legal services to individuals detained or arrested simply for exercising their rights.
In a letter to the Tianhe District People’s Procuratorate in Guangdong Province, the lawyers for Guo Feixiong ( 郭飞雄 , penname of Yang Maodong ( 杨茂东 )), the rights defender who has been under criminal detention since August 8, argue that there is no legal basis for Guo’s detention, and therefore it...
Wang Gongquan, a venture capitalist, supporter of the New Citizens’ Movement, and vocal critic of the criminal detention of Xu Zhiyong, was criminally detained on suspicion of “disrupting order in a public place.”
Peking University professor Xia Yeliang issues an urgent statement to refute an assertion by Hu Xijin, the editor-in-chief of the Global Times writing under the penname Shan Renping. In a September 9, 2013 article titled “One needs to pass the internal review before becoming a Peking University...
HRIC Suggested questions and issues submitted in advance of the review of China's third report on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child ANNEX A – Outline of States Secrets Framework in the People’s Republic of China

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