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The Chinese regime’s use of repression and the evolution of its targets In this article, Marie Holzman examines the evolution and nature of the current political regime in the People’s Republic of China, arguing that while the scope of repression may have diminished, it remains a principal policy...

Submissions and reports made to United Nations treaty bodies and special mechanisms can be found below.

HRIC's other submissions to UN bodies include the Human Rights Council and the World Summit of Information Society.


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[English Translation by HRIC] Dear Kitty Ho of September 28, If I told you how I’ve spent this past month and what I’ve heard, you would tell me I am a liar. . . . Ever since you were little, you’ve been scared of crowds and death. That was why you didn’t try to get into Admiralty in Central, but...
I think I could say that rule of law, or the aspirations for rule of law, is something that is in com
In a message to HRIC, Ai Wu, one of the participants of the hunger strike relay that begun on May 4 to support Guo Feixiong, reports that the strike has had the support of 161 person-times as of today, May 16. Today’s participants include lawyer Tang Jingling, currently serving a five-year prison...
  • June Fourth Victoria Park 2016
For the first time in 30 years, Hong Kong authorities are banning the annual June Fourth candlelight vigil in Victoria Park, which has been peacefully held for decades, drawing tens of thousands, and as many as 150,000 to 200,0000 in some years, to commemorate those who died in the June Fourth...

The UN Committee Against Torture will review China on November 17 and 18 in Geneva for its compliance with the Convention Against Torture. Here are short excerpts from China’s responses to the Committee’s List of Issues in advance of the review.

Last updated: July 9, 2020

The 709 Crackdown affected some 300 lawyers and legal and rights advocates. Below is a chart that summarizes the charges against them, their sentences, and their status as of July 2020. (The order of the case listing in the chart is based on the severity of the charge and length of time in custody.)

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