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Rights activist Liu Xiaofang ( 刘晓芳) who visited Cao Shunli ( 曹顺利) at the 309 Military Hospital told HRIC that a Dr. Su there said that Cao is on life support and her condition is terminal. Liu said that Cao did not respond when she called out to her loudly through a glass window. According to Liu,...
Human rights defender Cao Shunli ( 曹顺利) died today in Beijing. Cao, who had been in police custody since September 2013 and suffering from various medical conditions, was admitted to intensive care at the Beijing Qinghe 999 Hospital last month, and later transferred to the 309 Military Hospital...
Cao Shunli ’s ( 曹顺利 ) lawyer Wang Yu ( 王 宇 ) and other lawyers and activists issued an urgent appeal to the Beijing police to make public information on Cao Shunli’s condition and undertake an investigation for liability. The appeal alleges that authorities at the Chaoyang District Detention Center...
Rights activist Hu Jia tweeted the following message at 10:47pm Beijing time: “Today, February 28, a doctor from the tuberculosis institute at the 309 Military Hospital notified Cao Shunli ’s family that Cao’s vital signs are being supported by a ventilator; her many organs are gradually failing. A...
On the second day of a two-day review, the PRC delegation responded to detailed questions posed by the Committee on the Rights of the Child, often citing formal law and statistics, and, at times, with anecdotal personal stories. Questions from the experts on the Committee covered numerous areas,...
[International Constitutional Court] The open letter supports Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki’s proposal—which he articulated in his address to the UN General Assembly on September 27, 2012—to establish an International Constitutional Court to examine whether constitutions of various governments...
China ignores international law in its treatment of North Korean refugees Beijing’s attitudes towards human rights have impacts beyond China’s borders. James D. Seymour writes of one case in which disregard for its obligations to protect the rights of refugees’ results in their being sent to face...
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In August 2018, China underwent a periodic review by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on the country’s implementation of obligations under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD). Among the key topics of the Committee’...

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