January 11, 2011

Promises Unfulfilled

An Assessment of China’s National Human Rights Action Plan

Map of China
NHRAP Categories
Summary
Methodology
I. Progress in Achieving NHRAP Objectives
II. Unmet NHRAP Objectives
Rights of Detainees
Torture
Illegal Detention
Death Penalty
The Right to Fair Trial
The Rights to Information, Redress, and Expression
Media Censorship
Denial of the Rights of Petitioners
Internet Controls
Right to Health
Rights to Freedom of Association and Assembly
Guarantee of Human Rights in the Reconstruction of Areas Hit by the Devastating Earthquake in Wenchuan, Sichuan Province
The Rights of Minorities
Performing International Human Rights Duties and Conducting Exchanges and Cooperation in the Field of International Human Rights
III. The NHRAP’s Omissions
China’s Hukou System
Property Disputes, Forced Evictions, and Demolitions
Abuses of the Rights of China’s Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual, and Transgender Population
China’s Human Rights Guarantees for Foreign Policy, Investment, and Development Initiatives
IV. Recommendations
To the Government of the People’s Republic of China
Acknowledgments