CHRD Joins 27 Other NGOs to Call for Immediate Release of Human Rights Lawyer Yu Wensheng and Activist Xu Yan

CHRD Joins 27 Other NGOs to Call for Immediate Release of Human Rights Lawyer Yu Wensheng and Activist Xu Yan

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We, the undersigned civil society organizations, are deeply concerned about this case and call for the immediate and unconditional release of Yu Wensheng and his wife, activist Xu Yan, as they have been detained solely for the peaceful exercise of their human rights including the right to freedom of expression.

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Full-time Job Opening: Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD)—Researcher

Full-time Job Opening: Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD)—Researcher

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The Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) (https://www.nchrd.org), a small non-profit organization that monitors human rights developments in China, is hiring a full-time Researcher.

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Joint Statement to Oppose Article 23

Joint Statement to Oppose Article 23

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We, the undersigned organizations, firmly oppose the passage of the Safeguarding National Security Bill, commonly referred to as “Article 23,” set to be enforced in Hong Kong this Saturday, March 23. We condemn the Hong Kong S.A.R. government’s plan to dismantle Hong Kong’s autonomy under the guise of “national security,” (read more…)

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Oral statement to the 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council

Oral statement to the 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council

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Ten years ago, Chinese human rights defender Cao Shunli died in custody. She had pressed the Chinese government to consult civil society when preparing for its UPR, and shared information on extralegal detention and torture with the UN. She was wrongfully detained trying to leave China for Geneva in September (read more…)

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纪念曹顺利逝世十周年

纪念曹顺利逝世十周年

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2024年3月14日是 #曹顺利 逝世 10 周年忌日!我们缅怀这位勇敢的中国女性人权捍卫者 , 感谢 @thefakepan and @ArtforHumanRights将她的故事变成了图画。

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China: UN experts renew calls for accountability for Cao Shunli’s death

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GENEVA (14 March 2024) – A decade after the death in custody of human rights defender Cao Shunli, UN experts* today condemned the continued failure of Chinese authorities to investigate the circumstances surrounding her death and bring those responsible to justice. “We regret that no action appears to have been (read more…)

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States must urge China to hold independent, impartial investigation into Cao Shunli’s death

States must urge China to hold independent, impartial investigation into Cao Shunli’s death

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31 human rights organisations released a joint statement on the 10-year anniversary of ‘deadly reprisals’ against Chinese activist Cao Shunli.

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Winner Named for the 2024 Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders

Winner Named for the 2024 Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders

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A group of human rights defenders, “Support ‘The Chained Woman’ Focus Group,” is the recipient of the 10th Annual Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders.

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Full-time Job Opening: Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD)—Coordinator for Research and Advocacy

Full-time Job Opening: Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD)—Coordinator for Research and Advocacy

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The Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) (https://www.nchrd.org), a small non-profit organization that monitors human rights developments in China, is hiring a full-time Coordinator for Research and Advocacy.

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Joint Statement from Civil Society Groups on the Hong Kong Government’s Consultation for Article 23 Legislation

Joint Statement from Civil Society Groups on the Hong Kong Government’s Consultation for Article 23 Legislation

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We, the undersigned, representing civil society and human rights organizations across the world, condemn the Hong Kong government’s plans to introduce domestic security legislation under Article 23 of the Basic Law.

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China ‘gamed’ UN human rights review, experts say

China ‘gamed’ UN human rights review, experts say

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A top Chinese diplomat said Beijing would “earnestly study” 428 recommendations for addressing human rights submitted by U.N. members, calling them “objective and balanced.” But leading experts said China “gamed” the once-every-five-year “universal periodic review” to avoid scrutiny of its rights abuses.

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Analysts: China’s Repatriation of North Korean Defectors Supports Pyongyang’s Authoritarian Rule

Analysts: China’s Repatriation of North Korean Defectors Supports Pyongyang’s Authoritarian Rule

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WASHINGTON — Human rights experts are dismissing Beijing’s latest claim, made again this week, that North Koreans fleeing into China are not political refugees but only illegal migrants seeking economic opportunities.

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