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China: UN Should Act on Crimes Against Humanity

Click to expand Image United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk speaks at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland, November 16, 2023. © 2023 Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP Photo (Geneva) – The United Nations High Commissioner for...

China: Hundreds of Uyghur Village Names Change

.pb-video{ padding-bottom: 99.25%; } .data-table details { font-family: var(--font-sans); } Click to expand Image A signboard reads "Welcome to Hotan Unity New Village" in Hotan, Xinjiang, September 21, 2018. © 2018 Andy Wong/AP Photo (New York) – Chinese authorities in...

Hong Kong: No Accountability 5 Years after Mass Protests

Click to expand Image A protestor shows five demands gesture as Hong Kong people participate in their annual pro-democracy march in Hong Kong, January 1, 2020. The five demands include democratic elections for Hong Kong's leader and legislature and...

China: Closing Off Memory of Tiananmen Massacre

Click to expand Image Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators protest in front of the Gate of Heavenly Peace in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China, May 17, 1989. © 1989 Sadayuki Mikami/AP Photo (New York) – The Chinese government is further suppressing any...

Tibet: Mass Relocations of Tibetans Not Voluntary

Click to expand Image A Chinese Communist Party deputy secretary of Gonjo county visits households to persuade them to agree to the proposed relocation of their village, in Sa-ngen, Tibet Autonomous Region, March 2024. © 2024 Gongjue Pioneers (贡觉先锋)...

China Forcibly Returns 60 Refugees to North Korea

Click to expand Image Photos of the North Korean refugees helped by the North Korea Refugees Human Rights Association of Korea are displayed in Seoul, South Korea on June 11, 2019. © 2019 Josh Smith/Reuters The Chinese government forcibly...

France: Macron Should Stand Firm on Rights in China

Click to expand Image French President Emmanuel Macron and China's President Xi Jinping during the official welcoming ceremony in Beijing on April 6, 2023. © 2023 Sipa via AP Images (Paris) – French President Emmanuel Macron should lay out...

German Chancellor’s Trip to China a Wasted Opportunity

Click to expand Image German Chancellor Olaf Scholz sits opposite of Chinese President Xi Jinping during talks at the State Guest House in Beijing, China, April 16, 2024. © 2024 Michael Kappeler/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Photo Germany's economy is very dependent on...

Germany: Scholz Should Stand Firm on Rights in China

Click to expand Image German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, left, with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, November 4, 2022.  © 2022 Kay Nietfeld/AP Photo (Berlin) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz should stress...

Hong Kong: New Security Law Full-Scale Assault on Rights

Click to expand Image A screen displays the vote count after the third reading of the Safeguarding National Security Ordinance  at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, March 19, 2024. © 2024 AP Photo/Louise Delmotte (New York) – The Beijing-controlled Legislative...

Australia: Spotlight Rights at Summit with ASEAN

Click to expand Image Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese stands alongside Foreign Minister Penny Wong (right) and Special Envoy to Southeast Asia Nicholas Moore in Jakarta, Indonesia to launch Australia’s Southeast Asia Economic Strategy, September 6, 2023. © Prime...

China: Free Detained Tibetan Demonstrators

Click to expand Image Tibetans protest the Chinese government’s construction of a hydropower dam on the Dri Chu River, Derge county, Sichuan province, China, February 14, 2024. © RFA (New York) – The Chinese authorities should immediately release hundreds...

Governments Target Nationals Living Abroad

Click to expand Image © 2024 Brian Stauffer for Human Rights Watch Governments across the globe are reaching beyond their borders and committing human rights abuses against their own nationals or former nationals to silence or deter dissent. Methods...

Hong Kong: Governments Should Oppose Security Bill

Click to expand Image Hong Kong riot police detain a protester during a demonstration against Beijing's national security legislation, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, May 24, 2020.  © 2020 Vincent Yu/AP Photo Joint Statement on the Hong Kong Government's Consultation...

China: Religious Regulations Tighten for Uyghurs

Click to expand Image Over 5000 students pledge loyalty to the “Motherland” in a July mass ceremony in Hotan, Xinjiang. © Hotan Prefecture state television (New York) – The Chinese government’s revised regulations in the Xinjiang region tighten controls...

Japan Again Calls Out Chinese Government’s Rights Abuses

Click to expand Image Chen Xu, China’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, January 23, 2024.  © 2024 Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP Photo Last week, during China’s fourth Universal Periodic...

Myanmar: Military Abuses Against Civilians Intensify

Click to expand Image Destruction at a school in Namsham, Shan State, after Myanmar military airstrikes on January 9, 2024. © 2024 Private (Bangkok) – Myanmar’s military junta has increasingly carried out unlawful airstrikes harming civilians in its military...

Belgium’s Leadership Should Promote Human Rights in China Visit

Click to expand Image Belgium Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib and Prime Minister Alexander De Croo during the presentation of the official program of the upcoming Belgian Presidency of the European Union, in Brussels, December 8, 2023. © 2023 Sipa...

UN Member Countries Should Resist Defunding of Human Rights

Click to expand Image The Fifth Committee of the 77th General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York, October 3, 2022.  © 2022 Xie E/Xinhua via Getty Images Countries hostile toward United Nations human rights bodies have in...

Laos: 11 years of government inaction on Sombath Somphone’s enforced disappearance

(Bangkok) – On the 11-year anniversary of the enforced disappearance of Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, we, the undersigned civil society organizations and individuals, strongly condemn the Lao government’s continued failure to provide necessary information as to his fate...

EU: Take Strong Rights Stance at Summit With China

Click to expand Image China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi at a meeting with European Council President Charles Michel in Brussels, December 17, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo (Brussels) – European Union leaders should take firm public stands on human rights concerns...

China: Allow Commemorations of ‘White Paper’ Protests

Click to expand Image Manifestantes sostienen papeles en blanco y corean consignas mientras marchan en protesta en Beijing, China, 27 de noviembre de 2022. © 2022 AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File (New York) – The Chinese government should permit...

China: Mosques Shuttered, Razed, Altered in Muslim Areas

Click to expand Image A WeChat post by the state television station in Linxia shows how a mosque was closed and turned into a cloth shoe poverty alleviation workshop in Huangniwan Village in August 2018, Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu...

APEC: Press China’s Xi on Human Rights

Click to expand Image Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Bangkok, Thailand, November 19, 2022.  © 2022 Athit Perawongmetha/AP Photo (San Francisco) – United States and foreign leaders who meet with Chinese President Xi...

Australia: Challenge China on Human Rights

Click to expand Image Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese waves alongside newly appointed Foreign Minister Penny Wong, at the door of their plane in Canberra, Australia, May 23, 2022. © 2022 David Gray/Getty Images (Sydney) – Australian Prime Minister...

California’s Governor Should Raise Rights Along with Climate in China

Click to expand Image California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference in Sacramento, California, September 26, 2023. © 2023 Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo California Governor Gavin Newsom is heading on a weeklong trip to China, including Hong Kong,...

UN Member Countries Condemn China’s Crimes Against Humanity

Click to expand Image Members of the Muslim Uyghur minority present pictures of their relatives detained in China during a press conference in Istanbul, May 10, 2022. Turkey's Uyghur community urged United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle...

China: Unrelenting Crimes Against Humanity Targeting Uyghurs

Click to expand Image Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech in Urumqi, in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, August 26, 2023.  © 2023 Shen Hong/Xinhua via Getty Images (New York) – “Chinese President Xi Jinping’s pronouncement that...

Vietnam: Free Democracy Campaigners

Click to expand Image  Bui Tuan Lam at Vietnam’s Universal Periodic Review session at the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, February 2014.  © 2014 Private Click to expand Image Tran Van Bang holds a sign that says “Freedom...

China: Combat Anti-Black Racism on Social Media

Click to expand Image Collage of news headlines on anti-Black racism in China. © 2023 Human Rights Watch (New York) – The Chinese government should acknowledge and condemn anti-Black racism prevalent on the Chinese internet and adopt measures to...