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As Hong Kong protesters stand up to recent heavy handed police tactics in clearing sections of the Mong Kok Occupy site, Peter Gabriel, Pussy Riot, Iron & Wine, and others have sent photos and messages of support which are being projected on the Lennon Wall in the Admiralty District of downtown...
An international jury of ten prominent human rights organizations has selected the late Cao Shunli ( 曹 顺利 ) as one of three finalists for the 2014 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders . The award recognizes defenders who have shown deep commitment to human rights in the face of great...
Debating China: The U.S.-China Relationship in Ten Conversations reveals what American and Chinese academics think about both countries’ values and policies. With exceptions, the Chinese insist that whatever is wrong in China stems from foreign exploitation and interference. They see, too, U.S...
In Geneva on May 8, in a review of China’s implementation of a broad range of obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, independent experts on a UN committee raised a host of questions on some deeply-rooted and highly-charged systemic issues linked to...
On Thursday, May 8, at the United Nations in Geneva, a committee of 18 international experts will review China’s implementation of its obligations to protect and advance a broad set of rights under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. This will be China’s second...
On Wednesday and Thursday, September 26-27, 2013, in Geneva, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child will review the People’s Republic of China’s implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which the PRC ratified in 1992. China has also ratified the Convention's two...
Qin, an activist based in Wuhan, was detained by the Wuhan authorities on May 13, 2011, for ten days and fined 200 yuan for raising funds for Li Wangyang, a Tiananmen activist who was paralyzed after being beaten in prison. While Qin was detained, police searched his home and deleted all of the...
Dear President Obama, I am a Chinese intellectual, a mother who lost her beloved son in the June Fourth Massacre in Beijing 20 years ago. First, I would like to congratulate you on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize this year, and I look forward to your outstanding contributions to maintaining world...
This year, the UN Commission on Human Rights failed to consider any resolution on China’s human rights record. But now it is clear that more is at stake than just China’s ability to evade the scrutiny of the international human rights regime, write Nicolas Becquelin & Chine Chan , who both...
China sets low level for terms of agreement with UN High Commissioner On November 20, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Chinese government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to initiate human rights cooperation programs in China. B□trice Laroche looks at the significance of...

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