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  • Full text of Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment: ENCH

China ratified* the CAT in 1988.

(Listen to the podcast) HRIC Introduction Welcome to the first installment of HRIC’s new podcast series. We begin with a segment that looks at the complex relationship between Hong Kongers and mainlanders at this critical historical juncture. Last year in Hong Kong, during the Umbrella Movement,...
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...
[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...
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...
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...
  • Full text of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination: ENCH
The Kidnapping I have stayed in Northeast China for two weeks, filming during the daytime, and surfing the Internet at night. I know that after Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Prize, Beijing became very tense. After consulting with Teng Biao, 1 I decided to stay in his office in Wangjing, a suburb...
[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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