Issues and Cases CHRD Recommends the Committee against Torture Include in its List of Issues for the Chinese Government to Address in its Fifth Periodic Report

Comments Off on Issues and Cases CHRD Recommends the Committee against Torture Include in its List of Issues for the Chinese Government to Address in its Fifth Periodic Report

September 8, 2010

This submission, prepared by Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD), raises a number of issues and cases which we urge the Committee against Torture (CAT) to include in the List of Issues (LOI) it will request the Chinese government to address in its fifth periodic report to CAT. This document is also intended to supplement our recent report on the Chinese government’s December 2009 submission to CAT under the Committee’s follow-up procedure.[1]

Torture remains a serious problem in China and one that urgently demands a genuine commitment to reform on the part of the Chinese government. This submission does not purport to provide a comprehensive overview of the current situation, but rather identifies some of the areas of greatest concern. We urge CAT to press the Chinese government for concrete evidence of actions being taken to address the issues and cases raised here, many of which CAT has raised with China in the past.

For the full text of this report in .pdf, please click here.


[1] CHRD, “Report on Several Issues Raised by the Chinese Government’s Response to the UN Committee Against Torture’s Recommendations for Follow-Up in 2009.” For the text of that report, and for more information on CAT’s follow-up procedure, see CAT’s web page, “Follow Up,” http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cat/follow-procedure.htm.

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