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Torture is a pervasive problem in China. To mark the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture , HRIC has translated the below case seeking compensation for the alleged torture of a man who died in police custody in China. The case is a concrete, individual example of the issues people...
[Translation by Human Rights in China] In the 1970s, an article in Undergrad —a periodical published by the Student Council of the University of Hong Kong (HKU)—resonated with many people with its description of Hong Kong as a “free yet undemocratic” city. Although people argued over whether Hong...
This issue, "Steadfast in the Storm: Hong Kong Towards 2017 and Beyond," is on the 2014 mass movement in Hong Kong to preserve fundamental rights and fight for genuine universal suffrage...
  • Full text of Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment: ENCH

China ratified* the CAT in 1988.

The almost three-month-long struggle of the people of Hong Kong has become the biggest crisis that Xi Jinping has faced since he took office. Since the beginning of the year, the highest authorities in Beijing have been aware that China's overall situation is far from favorable, as a multitude of...
Excerpted from the Chinese original [Translation by Human Rights in China] “Democracy” may be more than just one-person, one-vote to elect the top leaders. What is more important is equality and mutual respect. That is, treat everyone—and their opinions—equally and with respect. Every one of us has...
A parallel NGO report by Human Rights in China(HRIC), submitted to the Committee Against Torture in advance of its review of the combined Fourth and Fifth Periodic Reports of the People’s Republic of China on implementation of the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading...
My interest in China started in the 1980s, when I was growing up in Western Kenya, where kung fu movies as epitomized by the famous Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan were the only window into Chinese culture, values, and traditions. As a child, I immensely enjoyed these movies, and believed that all...
[Translation by Human Rights in China] During the spectacular Occupy Wall Street movement, there was never any talk of it being manipulated by “foreign forces.” When the even more powerful Sunflower Movement in Taiwan took place—during which radical students not only occupied the Legislative Yuan,...

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