Cao Shunli: Life & Legacy (Documentary)

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This documentary is a look at Cao Shunli’s life, activism, and tragic death, and includes interviews with her lawyer, Wang Yu (王宇) and fellow activists and friends. Activist Cao Shunli (曹顺利) tragically passed away on March 14, 2014, after being held in detention for five months and denied adequate medical (read more…)

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Gallery: Chinese Government’s Denial of “Open Information” on Torture Cases

Gallery: Chinese Government’s Denial of “Open Information” on Torture Cases

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Beginning in the spring of 2015, the Chinese government repeatedly denied requests from Chinese activists seeking detailed data on convicted torturers, specifically to verify claims made by China at the United Nations that perpetrators of torture are held criminally accountable in line with relevant laws. The government itself had submitted (read more…)

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Gallery: Chinese Police Deny Requests for Lawyer Visits With Detainees

Gallery: Chinese Police Deny Requests for Lawyer Visits With Detainees

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Chinese authorities’ refusal to allow lawyers to meet with their detained clients has become a worsening problem in China. Such a restriction not only violates international human rights norms, but also China’s own laws that stipulate detainees are permitted to see a lawyer within 48 hours of a request. Police (read more…)

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Video: The Story of Human Rights

Video: The Story of Human Rights

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The film The Story of Human Rights is a key component of the human rights education campaign, introducing viewers of all ages to their most fundamental freedoms. The Story of Human Rights is a striking 10-minute documentary defining one of the world’s most misunderstood subjects. It appeals to people of all ages with (read more…)

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Help Free Chinese Women Rights Defenders 自由中国女性人权捍卫者: #BeyondTheFive

Help Free Chinese Women Rights Defenders 自由中国女性人权捍卫者: #BeyondTheFive

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She is one of the few remaining women human rights lawyers in China. Authorities have tried to stop her. State media staged a smear campaign against her. Court security guards assaulted her and judges threw her out of courtrooms. On July 9, police broke into her flat and abducted her, (read more…)

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Harsh Climate for Human Rights Defenders in China:2014 in Photos 中国大陆人权捍卫者面临严冬: 2014年图像回顾

Harsh Climate for Human Rights Defenders in China:2014 in Photos 中国大陆人权捍卫者面临严冬: 2014年图像回顾

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In 2014, Chinese activists, writers, lawyers, journalists, artists, and citizens experienced one of the harshest years in government repression and retaliation. CHRD has recorded nearly 1,000 detentions in 2014 for exercising and defending human rights. We have produced an image gallery showcasing major trends and figures in China’s human rights (read more…)

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Gallery and Video on Secret Detention & Abuse of Women in China’s Black Jails

Gallery and Video on Secret Detention & Abuse of Women in China’s Black Jails

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CHRD has produced this gallery of images, cases, and data to accompany the report “We’ll Beat You to Death With Impunity”: Secret Detention & Abuse of Women in China’s “Black Jails.” The report examines abuses in black jails across China in these facilities, and particularly against women, who make up (read more…)

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Film paying tribute to Cao Shunli

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“Her spirit is not dead. [Cao Shunli] is still with us.”            Fellow Activist Cao Shunli, a Chinese activist who paid the ultimate price for defending human rights. Her pursuit of justice for the dispossessed gave her strength and courage to devote her life to help China improve its rights (read more…)

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Video: Forced Eviction in China & 2014  CESCR Review

Video: Forced Eviction in China & 2014 CESCR Review

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The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights issued the Concluding observations on the second periodic report of China on the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at its 17th and 18th meetings (E/C.12/2014/SR.17-18) held on 8 May. The below video is about the situation of (read more…)

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Chinese Human Rights Defenders – 2013 Year in Review

Chinese Human Rights Defenders – 2013 Year in Review

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CHRD has produced an image gallery showcasing major trends and figures in China’s human rights landscape for 2013. The gallery is being released in conjunction with CHRD’s annual report, A Nightmarish Year Under Xi Jinping’s “Chinese Dream”: 2013 Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China.

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Video:Above the Ghosts’ Heads: The Women of Masanjia Labor Camp (Edited version)

Video:Above the Ghosts’ Heads: The Women of Masanjia Labor Camp (Edited version)

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“Above the Ghosts’ Heads: The Women of Masanjia Labor Camp” is directed by Du Bin, a contract photographer for the New York Times. In this film, Liu Hua, a female petitioner and survivor of Masanjia Women’s Labor Camp, describes the torture she and other women suffered there. Read Introduction to the film: http://zengjinyan.wordpress.com/2013/04/24/short-introduction-of-juvenile-laborers-confined-in-dabao-and-above-ghosts-heads/

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Gallery on Violations of Rights of the Child in China

Gallery on Violations of Rights of the Child in China

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Produced by CHRD, this gallery of images, cases, and statistics is being released alongside CHRD’s newest report—“‘Flowers of the Country’: Mistreated and Abused,” which analyzes the record of the Chinese government in protecting the rights of children in the country. The gallery presents information on how authorities have handled selected (read more…)

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