CHRD Asks UN Human Rights Council to Scrutinize Five Key Areas during China’s Universal Periodical Review

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CHRD Asks UN Human Rights Council to Scrutinize Five Key Areas during China’s Universal Periodical Review

(Chinese Human Rights Defenders, January 5, 2009) – As the United Nations Human Rights Council examines China during the 4thSession of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group in February 2009, CHRD raises five areas of particular concern and brings them to the attention of the Human Rights Council for its consideration during the review.

The five areas are:
(1) China must take effective measures to implement the Convention against Torture.
(2) China must abolish all systems of arbitrary detention.
(3) China must end the criminalization of freedom of speech and of the press.
(4) China must cease Party and government control of the judiciary.
(5) China must honor its commitment to protect human rights defenders.

In each area, CHRD recommends that the UPR Working Group raise specific issues with the Chinese government. The five areas and their corresponding recommendations are discussed in detailed in the attached document, Submission to the Universal Periodic Review Working Group of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

For more information, please see:

China’s state report for the Universal Periodic Review, December 5, 2008, available in Chinese, http://lib.ohchr.org/HRBodies/UPR/Documents/Session4/CN/A_HRC_WG6_4_CHN_1%20China%20national%20report.pdf

CHRD’s Submission to the Universal Periodic Review Working Group of the United Nations Human Rights Council, also available at https://www.nchrd.org/Article/Class9/Class10/200901/20090 105233906_12874.html

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