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On Thursday, May 8, at the United Nations in Geneva, a committee of 18 international experts will review China’s implementation of its obligations to protect and advance a broad set of rights under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. This will be China’s second...
An international jury of ten prominent human rights organizations has selected the late Cao Shunli ( 曹 顺利 ) as one of three finalists for the 2014 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders . The award recognizes defenders who have shown deep commitment to human rights in the face of great...
On March 20, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) officially adopted the Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for China’s second UPR, a comprehensive evaluation of its human rights obligations under the UN system. As the official record of China’s review...
In anticipation of the second session of the 12th National People’s Congress, due to convene on March 5, 2014, Hangzhou lawyer Wang Cheng launches an online signature campaign for an appeal, called “A Civil Rights Proposal,” to the current NPC Standing Committee to immediately ratify the...
In this New Year’s message, the lawyers express their continued dedication to defending citizens' rights and interests, pursuing democracy and rule of law, and aspiring to the implementation of constitutional governance. To accomplish these goals, the lawyers strongly demand that the National...
In an election held in New York today, the United Nations General Assembly elected China to the 47-member Human Rights Council, the UN's top human rights body, for a three-year term (2014-2016). “China must uphold the highest human rights standards not only required by international human rights...
In advance of the November 12 Human Rights Council elections, HRIC urges China to honor the pledge it has made for its candidacy: “to protect the rights of the people to be informed of, participate in, express views about and oversee government affairs.”
Two hundred and eighteen rights defenders in Shanghai signed a public appeal urging the United Nations not to elect China to the 47-member Human Rights Council. The election will be held on November 12 among UN member states in the General Assembly.
“Whether the shoes fit, only the person knows,” states the Chinese delegation today in its closing remarks to the UN Human Rights Council at the second Universal Periodic Review of China’s human rights record by UN member states. The Chinese delegation then elaborated: “The Chinese are in the best...
In a year when the authorities have intensified their crackdown on citizen calls for greater government accountability and citizen participation, China will undergo its second Universal Periodic Review (UPR)* of its human rights record by the United Nations Human Rights Council next Tuesday,...

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