Censored documentary on migrant workers shows the stakes at the UPR

Censored documentary on migrant workers shows the stakes at the UPR

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The Chinese government’s willingness to censor a documentary on the plight of migrant workers should cast doubt on how Beijing will portray its development progress at the UPR.

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How China Games the Universal Periodic Review System

How China Games the Universal Periodic Review System

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A United Nations review of China’s human rights record set to occur in January should shine a light on Beijing’s atrocity crimes. But there are three ways in which this Universal Periodic Review (UPR) may actually worsen rather than improve the human rights situation inside China.

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JOINT STATEMENT FROM HONG KONG GROUPS ON THE HONG KONG NATIONAL SECURITY ARREST WARRANTS AND BOUNTIES 

JOINT STATEMENT FROM HONG KONG GROUPS ON THE HONG KONG NATIONAL SECURITY ARREST WARRANTS AND BOUNTIES 

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We, the undersigned, representing Hong Kong civil society and human rights organisations across the world, condemn the Hong Kong National Security arrest warrants and bounties announced on 14 December 2023.

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Briefing Paper: Strategies for Making China’s 4th UPR Effective in Stopping Atrocity Crimes

Briefing Paper: Strategies for Making China’s 4th UPR Effective in Stopping Atrocity Crimes

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As United Nations Member States prepare for China’s January 2024 UPR, they should firmly and clearly focus on the goal of making positive changes inside the country at a time when rights are under severe attack.

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EU: Demand release of Yu Wensheng and Xu Yan

EU: Demand release of Yu Wensheng and Xu Yan

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On the eve of the EU-China Summit in Beijing on December 7, CHRD calls on visiting EU leaders to publicly call for the immediate release of former human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng and his wife, rights defender, Xu Yan.

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Uyghur film-maker claims he was tortured by authorities in China

Uyghur film-maker claims he was tortured by authorities in China

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A Uyghur film-maker has alleged he was tortured and forced to give a false confession during detention in Xinjiang province. Ikram Nurmehmet, 32, appeared on trial at Ürümqi people’s intermediary court on 27 October and is accused of organising “terrorist” activities and participating in an “East Turkestan separatist” group, sources close to (read more…)

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President Biden: Prioritize Human Rights When Speaking to Xi Jinping during the APEC Summit

President Biden: Prioritize Human Rights When Speaking to Xi Jinping during the APEC Summit

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59 NGOs urge you, President Biden, to prioritize concerns about Beijing’s lack of concrete human rights improvements in your discussions with Chinese leader Xi Jinping during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in San Francisco.

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Lu Siwei nominated for human rights prize, risks ill treatment after forced repatriation to China

Lu Siwei nominated for human rights prize, risks ill treatment after forced repatriation to China

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Chinese human rights lawyer Lu Siwei has been nominated for the South Korean Gwangju Prize for Human Rights for his steadfast defence of activists targeted by the Chinese authorities.

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China: Free the Beijing Bridge Protestor Peng Lifa from Secret Detention

China: Free the Beijing Bridge Protestor Peng Lifa from Secret Detention

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On the anniversary of Peng Lifa’s detention, his current whereabouts, wellbeing, and charges against him remain unknown.

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Chinese Dissident Receives Asylum in Canada After Fleeing China 

Chinese Dissident Receives Asylum in Canada After Fleeing China 

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Nee from Chinese Human Rights Defenders says Southeast Asia has become a danger zone for Chinese dissidents attempts to reach safety.

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80+ Human Rights Groups Urge General Assembly to Deny China a Seat at UN’s Top Human Rights Body

80+ Human Rights Groups Urge General Assembly to Deny China a Seat at UN’s Top Human Rights Body

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In a joint letter, CHRD joined 80+ other NGOs in firmly opposing the candidacy of the People’s Republic of China for re-election to the UN Human Rights Council.

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Song Ze (宋泽)

Song Ze (宋泽)

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On September 23, 2023, Rights Defense Network reported that Song Ze’s family was told by Wuhan state security officials that Song Ze had been formally arrested, but they would not give the family a written arrest notice or say what crime he was accused of.

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