Report on Several Issues Raised by the Chinese Government’s Response to the UN Committee Against Torture’s Recommendations for Follow-Up in 2009

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To download this report in .pdf format, please click here. Report on Several Issues Raised by the Chinese Government’s Response to the UN Committee Against Torture’s Recommendations for Follow-Up in 2009   Introduction   This submission by the Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) addresses several issues raised by the Chinese (read more…)

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Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2009)

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Executive Summary   During 2009, the environment in China grew increasingly hostile towards human rights defenders. Highlighted by the harassment of a number of well-known, relatively independent nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) focusing on human rights, and the closure of one-the Open Constitution Initiative (Gongmeng)-the already limited space for civil society was (read more…)

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China Human Rights Yearbook 2009

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 China Human Rights Yearbook 2009 The year 2009 concluded on a grim note for human rights advocates in China: by sentencing dissident intellectual Liu Xiaobo to an 11-year prison term, the government signaled a harsher attitude towards those seeking to promote human rights than has been the case for some (read more…)

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Thrown Out: Human Rights Abuses in China’s Breakneck Real Estate Development (February 9, 2010)

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To download the complete report in PDF format, please click here Thrown Out: Human Rights Abuses in China’s Breakneck Real Estate Development Published on February 9, 2010 Some of the most striking images to come out of China in recent memory—a lone house perched atop a column of dirt in (read more…)

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Reining in Civil Society: The Chinese government’s use of laws and regulations to persecute freedom of association

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Reining in Civil Society: The Chinese government’s use of laws and regulations to persecute freedom of association While the Chinese government outwardly employs rhetoric about moving towards “greater rule of law”, it has become more skillful in persecuting individuals who organize outside of its control with the use of vague (read more…)

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Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2008)

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First posted on June 26, 2009 Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2008) Introduction The year 2008 was marked by a number of events in China of national and international significance, including the March protests in Tibetan areas, the Beijing Olympics, the Sichuan earthquake and (read more…)

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The Legacy of Tiananmen: 20 Years of Oppression, Activism and Hope

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        THE LEGACY OF TIANANMEN: 20 YEARS OF OPPRESSION, ACTIVISM AND HOPE Chinese Human Rights Defenders June 1, 2009 Twenty years since the Tiananmen massacre, the Chinese government refuses to accept responsibility, much less apologize or offer compensation, for killing, injuring, imprisoning and persecuting individuals for participating (read more…)

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Tug of War over China’s Cyberspace: A Sequel to Journey to the heart of Internet censorship

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    Tug of War over China’s Cyberspace A Sequel to Journey to the heart of Internet censorship Introduction Since the last report on internet control, Journey to the heart of Internet censorship[i], was published by CHRD and Reporters without Borders (RSF) in October 2007, the cat-and-mouse game between the (read more…)

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Re-education through Labor Abuses Continue Unabated: Overhaul Long Overdue

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  Re-education through Labor Abuses Continue Unabated: Overhaul Long Overdue A report by Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) ContentContents Introduction …………………………. 3 Overview of the Re-education through Labor system ………………………….4 The evolution of the Re-education through Labor system…………………………. 5 What is wrong with the Re-education through Labor system? ………………………….7 The RTL (read more…)

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“Follow the Principles of the Party”: State Control of the Media (and What the Media is Doing to Fight Back)

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“Follow the Principles of the Party”: State Control of the Media (and What the Media is Doing to Fight Back) Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD)1 December 9, 2008 Table of Contents I. Executive summary. 3 II. Laws and Regulations on the Media. 4 A. The Chinese Constitution. 5 B. Laws. (read more…)

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Persistent Torture, Unaccountable Torturers A Report on China’s Implementation of Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

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  Persistent Torture, Unaccountable Torturers A Report on China’s Implementation of Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) November 5, 2008 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The report finds that except for some progress in the promulgation of legislation and administrative documents, China (read more…)

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Dancing in Shackles: A Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2007)

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Dancing in Shackles A Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2007) A report by Chinese Human Rights Defenders In its Special Series on Human Rights and the Olympics Table of Contents Introduction The liberties and personal security necessary for human rights defenders (HRDs) to promote and (read more…)

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