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The Human Rights Committee, Hong Kong and Macau’s reviews

Ahead of Hong Kong and Macau's review by the Human Rights Committee in July 2020, ISHR has prepared an explainer summarising the Committee's work to oversee the implementation of civil and political rights, and opportunities for civil society engagement in its review process. Civil society plays a vital role in informing the Committee's assessment, and pointing to key areas of concern.

UN experts analyse China’s abuse of national security to curtail human rights

Over the past four years, United Nations human rights experts have raised serious concerns about the Chinese government’s routine misuse of its national security legislation to jail human rights defenders, lawyers, and journalists. In a new bilingual infographic released today, ISHR documents the UN experts’ legal analysis in 23 letters to Beijing authorities.

China | New Chinese-language factsheets from UN expert on right to peaceful assembly and association provide valuable resource in face of major crackdown

In the long shadow of Tiananmen, freedom of association and assembly in China are more threatened and more important than ever. ISHR, in partnership with the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of peaceful assembly and association, Maina Kiai, has launched a new series of Chinese language translations of the Rapporteur’s thematic factsheets.

Reprisals: UN and States must act on disturbing new report

An alarming new report by the UN Secretary-General documents a significant number of cases in which people have been arrested, detained, tortured and even killed for their work to expose and pursue accountability for human rights violations at the United Nations.