China: End Mistreatment of Defenders with Disabilities and Advocates for Disability Rights

China: End Mistreatment of Defenders with Disabilities and Advocates for Disability Rights

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CHRD urges the Chinese government to end torture and mistreatment of detained or jailed human rights defenders with disabilities, lift restrictions on civil society organizations, and comply with its treaty obligations to protect disability rights.

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China’s Heavy-Handed Push to Prevent a UN Report on Xinjiang

China’s Heavy-Handed Push to Prevent a UN Report on Xinjiang

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The release of the UN Human Rights Office’s Xinjiang report is an important step in ensuring that the facts of the Chinese government’s atrocities in the region are recorded and documented so that justice may eventually be served. It should be issued immediately.

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China Must Free Human Rights Lawyer Chang Weiping: Unfair Trial A Travesty of Justice  

China Must Free Human Rights Lawyer Chang Weiping: Unfair Trial A Travesty of Justice  

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The July 26 trial of lawyer Chang Weiping in China is yet another incidence of travesty of justice. The Chinese government, in light of its international obligations to protect human rights, must immediately and unconditionally release Chang Weiping. 

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UN Set to Review Deteriorating Human Rights Situation in Hong Kong

UN Set to Review Deteriorating Human Rights Situation in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong Democracy Council (HKDC) and the Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) have written a joint submission to the UN Human Rights Committee, the treaty body responsible for monitoring the Hong Kong government’s compliance with the ICCPR, to aid in its review. 

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China: Release Xu Zhiyong and Ding Jiaxi Ahead of UN Anti-Torture Day

China: Release Xu Zhiyong and Ding Jiaxi Ahead of UN Anti-Torture Day

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Upon learning about pre-trial hearings in the cases of detained human rights defenders Xu Zhiyong (June 17) and Ding Jiaxi (June 20), CHRD urges the Chinese government to immediately and unconditionally release the two human rights defenders.

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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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