China: End ideological “Zero COVID” and put human life and dignity first 

China: End ideological “Zero COVID” and put human life and dignity first 

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CHRD urges the Chinese government to scrap any unnecessarily burdensome and harmful measures and immediately end the “Zero COVID” policy.

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OPEN LETTER

OPEN LETTER

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Almost three years have passed since the due date (9 December 2019) of the PRC’s latest State party report to the UN Committee Against Torture. We are writing on behalf of the people in the PRC, and human rights defenders worldwide, to request the submission of the above-mentioned report without (read more…)

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As Party Congress looms, dissidents languish and Party ramps up ideological control

As Party Congress looms, dissidents languish and Party ramps up ideological control

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In the lead of to the Party Congress, many human rights defenders (HRDs) who have been prominent voices of a vision for a democratic China that respects international human rights principles have languished in pre-trial detention. 

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Unconscionably Delayed UN Report Rebukes China’s False Narrative on Xinjiang

Unconscionably Delayed UN Report Rebukes China’s False Narrative on Xinjiang

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CHRD welcomes the report assessing the human rights situation in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) by the UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights but regrets the unconscionable delay in issuing the report.

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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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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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June 7, 2022 – Civil Society Report Submitted to The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for its Review of China

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Civil Society Report Submitted to The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for its Review at the 27th Session of the combined second and third periodic report of the People’s Republic of China (CRPD/C/CHN2-3) on its Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Submitter: (read more…)

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What will the UN see as it finally visits China’s Xinjiang?

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By Erin Hale Originally published by AL JAZEERA on May 24, 2022 Human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has been demanding ‘unfettered’ access to the region for years, but experts doubt she will get it. A Chinese national flag flies over a vehicle entrance to the inmate detention area at the Urumqi (read more…)

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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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UN Rights Chief to Proceed With Rare Trip to China Next Week

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Originally published by Bloomberg News on May 19, 2022 Visit would be first by person holding the position since 2005 Beijing rejects accusations of human rights abuses in Xinjiang The United Nations’ human rights chief is planning to proceed with a landmark trip to China next week, people familiar with (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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