NGO Mid-Term Assessment Report of China’s 2nd Universal Periodic Review

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 NGO Mid-Term Assessment

of China’s Implementation of 2nd Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Recommendations

Country: People’s Republic of China

Following UPR (2nd Cycle): October 22, 2013

Period of Assessment: 2014-2016



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Executive Summary

Chapter 1. Cooperation With UN Human Rights Bodies
1.1. Acceding to Core UN Human Rights Instruments
1.2. National Human Rights Institution & National Human Rights Action Plans
1.3. Engagement With Special Procedures & Treaty Bodies

Chapter 2. Civil & Political Rights
2.1. Elections & Political Participation
2.2. Death Penalty
2.3. Torture & Other Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
2.4. Administrative Detention: Involuntary Commitment to Psychiatric Institutions
2.5. Freedom of Expression & Internet Use
2.6. Freedom of Peaceful Assembly & Association
2.7. Freedom of Religion
2.8. Independence of Lawyers & Access to Justice
2.9. Human Rights Defenders: Persecution & Reprisals

Chapter 3. Economic & Social Rights
3.1. Women’s Rights
3.2. Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation & Health Status
3.3. Rights of the Child
3.4. Disability Rights
3.5. Discrimination Against Rural Residents

Chapter 4. Human Rights Education

Annex 1. Guide to the Accompanying Table
Annex 2. Table: “Grading” China’s Implementation of 2nd UPR Recommendations (Chinese-English)
Annex 3. Updates on 24 Cases of Arbitrary Detention Based on WGAD Opinions (2009-2016)


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