CHRD Submission to CEDAW for LOI on China – January 21, 2021

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CHRD suggests the Committee include the following questions in the CEDAW List of Issues for the Chinese government to address as part of the CEDAW’s upcoming review process of China’s implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

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中国人权捍卫者(CHRD)提交给经济、社会及文化权利委员会的问题清单供委员会审议 中华人民共和国履行《经济、社会及文化国际公约》情况第三次定期报告 (E/C.12/CHN/3)

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中国人权捍卫者(CHRD)提交给经济、社会及文化权利委员会的问题清单供委员会审议 中华人民共和国履行《经济、社会及文化国际公约》情况第三次定期报告 (E/C.12/CHN/3)

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2 Journalists Imprisoned for Outspokenness & Hong Kong Democrats Targeted

2 Journalists Imprisoned for Outspokenness & Hong Kong Democrats Targeted

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Mass Arrests in Hong Kong Under National Security Law Targets Democrats; Former Journalist Zhang Jialong Sentenced; Journalist Li Xinde Imprisoned for Five-Years; Administrative Punishment on Lawyers Widens; Strong Human Rights Safeguards Must be Included in EU-China Investment Agreement

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36 Civil Society Organisations urge inclusion of strong human rights safeguards in EU-China Investment Agreement

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Ahead of the upcoming Plenary session of the European Parliament, today a coalition of 36 civil society organisations (CSOs) have launched a Joint Appeal to the European Institutions calling for the inclusion of enforceable human rights clauses in the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI).

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CHRD job vacancy: Coordinator for Research & Advocacy

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Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD)—Coordinator for Research & Advocacy 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. Qualifications Education:  At a minimum, a Masters degree, with a specialty in international (read more…)

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Detainees Rushed to Trials During Holiday Season in Apparent Attempt to Evade Scrutiny

Detainees Rushed to Trials During Holiday Season in Apparent Attempt to Evade Scrutiny

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Chinese courts put a number of human rights defenders on trial around the holiday season in an apparent bid to avoid international scrutiny.

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Chinese Citizen Journalist Jailed for 4 Years for Wuhan Virus Reporting

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Originally published by Asharq Al-Awsat on December 28, 2020 A Chinese citizen journalist was jailed for four years for her livestream reporting from Wuhan as the Covid-19 outbreak unfurled, her lawyer said Monday, almost a year after details of an “unknown viral pneumonia” surfaced in the central China city. Zhang (read more…)

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An independent journalist from China has been imprisoned for reporting on the Covid-19 pandemic

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Originally published by Brighton & Hove Independent on December 28, 2020 A journalist has been sentenced to four years in jail after reporting on the outbreak of Covid-19 in Wuhan, China, early this year. Zhang Zhan, a 37 year old independent journalist and former lawyer was arrested for “picking quarrels (read more…)

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[Briefing] Year’s End Brings No Letup in China’s Persecution of Rights Activists and Citizen Reporters

[Briefing] Year’s End Brings No Letup in China’s Persecution of Rights Activists and Citizen Reporters

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Citizen journalist Zhang Zhan will face trial; independent photojournalist Du Bin under criminal detention; rights activist Ou Biaofeng sent to residential surveillance in undisclosed location; and housing activist Ge Zhihui, with disabilities, stood on trial.

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CHRD Submission to CESCR for LOI on China – December 14, 2020

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Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) Submission to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) for Consideration in Adopting its List of Issues on the Third Periodic Report of the People’s Republic of China Date: December 14, 2020 (read as PDF) 中文版本 CHRD suggests including the following questions (read more…)

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Citizen journalist detained over Wuhan reporting ‘restrained and fed by tube’

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Originally published by The Guardian on December 10, 2020 A citizen journalist detained for more than six months after reporting on the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak has had a feeding tube forcibly inserted and her arms restrained to stop her pulling it out, her lawyer has claimed. Zhang Zhan, a 37-year-old (read more…)

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China Opens Trial of Veteran Activist on International Human Rights Day

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Originally published by Voice Of America on December 10, 2020 WASHINGTON – China opened the trial of a famous lawyer and veteran legal advocate on Thursday, International Human Rights Day, in a move that rights activists denounced as a show of Beijing’s defiance of human rights and universal values. Chinese (read more…)

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