UN High Commissioner Must Speak Up on Her China Visit for Los Desaparecidos

UN High Commissioner Must Speak Up on Her China Visit for Los Desaparecidos

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CHRD and Dialogue China urge UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet to bring up the issue of zero accountability for the June 4th Tiananmen Massacre with Chinese authorities on her brief visit to China. 

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Letter of Nomination by Prominent Scholars of 2022 Nobel Peace Prize to Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists

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We write to nominate Hong Kong prisoners of conscience Chow Hang-tung, Gwyneth Ho, Jimmy Lai, Lee Cheuk-yan, and Joshua Wong for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize. These five are among about one hundred and fifty others who have been arrested under a National Security Law imposed on Hong Kong in (read more…)

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Urgent Life-Threatening Conditions in Lockdown Shanghai Demand Prompt Investigation 

Urgent Life-Threatening Conditions in Lockdown Shanghai Demand Prompt Investigation 

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CHRD urges the Chinese government to save lives from unnecessary deaths, protect human rights, especially international human rights conventions with respect to COVID-19 prevention, and to be transparent about the numbers of infections and deaths – both COVID-19 related and other preventable deaths.

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Persecuted Human Rights Defenders Languish in Police Custody

Persecuted Human Rights Defenders Languish in Police Custody

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Detained human rights defenders continue to suffer from arbitrary detention and abuses of their legal rights throughout China. CHRD urges for their immediate release.

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UN High Commissioner must uphold principled and coherent response to China’s human rights crisis 

UN High Commissioner must uphold principled and coherent response to China’s human rights crisis 

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High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet must ensure her announced UN visit is credible, unfettered and meaningful, and that it is preceded by the prompt release of the much-awaited UN report on serious violations in Xinjiang, the Uyghur region

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The crackdown on trade unions in Hong Kong: what response from responsible investors?

The crackdown on trade unions in Hong Kong: what response from responsible investors?

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As the Hong Kong government punishes trade unions and cracks down on civil society, the business community must reassess risk levels in Hong Kong.

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China: End Censorship, Prioritize Human Rights over Politicized “Zero-COVID” 

China: End Censorship, Prioritize Human Rights over Politicized “Zero-COVID” 

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The Chinese government must protect the right to food and provide urgent care for the 26 million residents in Shanghai and many others in cities currently under COVID-19 lockdown. Authorities must immediately stop censoring affected residents’ expressions of outcries for help with basic necessities and concerns over government COVID-19 measures (read more…)

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Re: European Union-China summit

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We are writing to share our concerns and recommendations ahead of the forthcoming European Union (EU) – China summit.

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Winners Named for the 2022 Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders

Winners Named for the 2022 Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders

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Human rights defenders He Fangmei and Chang Weiping are recipients of the eighth Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders. The decision to give this year’s award to both Ms. He Fangmei and Mr. Chang Weiping recognizes their long-standing civil society activism to promote protection of human rights in (read more…)

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Open letter to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: OHCHR report on grave human rights violations in Xinjiang can wait no longer

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8 March 2022 Madam High Commissioner, We, the undersigned human rights organisations, write to follow up on your commitment last year to release a report on grave ongoing human rights violations by Chinese authorities targeting Uyghurs and other Turkic communities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (the Uyghur region). The (read more…)

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CHRD calls for immediate release of anti-war activist and end to war-related censorship 

CHRD calls for immediate release of anti-war activist and end to war-related censorship 

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CHRD condemns the detention of a Chinese citizen who has attempted to engage in peaceful assembly to reflect his views on foreign policy issues, namely the military conflict in Ukraine.

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CHRD launches “Zero Tolerance for Human Rights Defenders in the Year of “Zero COVID”

CHRD launches “Zero Tolerance for Human Rights Defenders in the Year of “Zero COVID”

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CHRD launches our annual human rights report – “Zero Tolerance for Human Rights Defenders in the Year of “Zero COVID” – that lays out the key human rights trends in 2021 and beyond.

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