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HRC 24th Session: Statement Delivered Under Item 4

As China’s second Universal Periodic Review approaches, the human rights situation inside the country continues to deteriorate.  One positive development since China’s previous UPR is the rise of civil society and human rights defenders.  Yet human rights…
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Oral statement during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to food

In his report on the right to food, the Special Rapporteur makes references to the household registration system as a source of exclusion from public benefits (Para. 17, Para. 19), to the relationship between the right to food and the right to freedom of…
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Oral Statement at the 17th Session of the Human Rights Council - June 3rd, 2011

  In his report on the freedom of expression, the Special Rapporteur makes three separates references to China, regarding the high number of imprisoned journalists (Para. 35), the extensive censorship of internet (Para. 29) and the imposition of…
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Testimony to the US Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law

Written Testimony of Arvind Ganesan Director, Business and Human Rights Program, Human Rights Watch Mr. Chairman: I welcome the opportunity to speak on the important matter of global internet freedom. I would also like to thank Senator Coburn, the…
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Testimony before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus

Members' Briefing: Human Rights and the Internet - The People's Republic of China Testimony of Tom Malinowski Washington Advocacy Director Human Rights Watch Mr. Chairman, thank you for having me and Human Rights Watch here today and for your…
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Briefing to the 60th Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights

In its annual resolution on torture, the Commission on Human Rights should reaffirm the absolute obligation of states not to return (“refouler”) a person to a country where he or she is at risk of being subjected to torture or other cruel or inhuman…
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Statement by Elliot Sperling, Associate Professor of Tibetan Studies, Indiana University to the U. S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs

I am grateful to the Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs for affording me this opportunity to appear before you. In addition to my academic work as a specialist in Tibetan Studies, I have also served for some time as a consultant to Human…
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Statement by Mickey Spiegel, Consultant to Human Rights Watch, to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

We appreciate the opportunity to testify before this distinguished commission on the state of religious freedom in China. Beginning in 1991, Human Rights Watch issued a series of reports on freedom of religion in China and Tibet. They include Freedom of…
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Human Rights Watch urges the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, at its next annual meeting, to adopt a strong resolution censuring China for widespread violations of human rights and calling for significant improvements. A serious multilateral…