China: Arrest of Human Rights Monitors in Breach of the Hong Kong Government’s International Obligations| Press Release

Full PDF (ENG) / Full PDF (CHN) Photo credit: Amnesty Arrest of human rights monitors in breach of the Hong Kong government’s international obligations 11 February 2020 Today, 24 human rights organizations published an open letter to Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, … [Read more...]

China: Arrest of Human Rights Monitors in Breach of the Hong Kong Government’s International Human Rights Obligations | Joint Letter

Full PDF (ENG) Photo credit: Amnesty JOINT OPEN LETTER - ARREST OF HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORS IN BREACH OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT’S INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS OBLIGATIONS 11 February 2020 Dear Chief Executive, We, the undersigned human rights organizations, write to you in regard … [Read more...]

China: Immediately Release Arbitrarily Detained and Disappeared Lawyers and Activists | Letter

Full PDF Ding Jiaxi, 52, disbarred lawyer, former prisoner of conscience, and Beijing resident Source: Lawyers for Lawyers Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China The State Council General Office 2 Fuyoujie Xichengqu Beijingshi 100017 People’s Republic of … [Read more...]

HONG KONG – International law obligation to ensure investigation of police violence | Press release

Full Letter (ENG) Press Release(ENG) | Press Release (CHN) Police violence against Hong Kong protesters Photo credit: Flickr HONG KONG – International law obligation to ensure investigation by independent specialists of police violence and misconduct FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19 December … [Read more...]

Hong Kong: Need for an Independent Commission of Inquiry to investigate unlawful use of force by Hong Kong Police Force and other non-state actors | Letter

Full Letter (ENG) Press Release(ENG) | Press Release (CHN) Police violence against Hong Kong protesters Photo credit: Flickr 19 December 2019 Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor Chief Executive of Hong Kong Office of the Chief Executive 1 Tim Wa Avenue Tamar, Hong Kong Email: … [Read more...]

China: Open Letter to the Ministry of Justice of the People’s Republic of China and All China Lawyers Association | Letter

Full PDF Wang Quanzhang, lawyer RE: An open letter to the Ministry of Justice of the People's Republic of China and All China Lawyers Association Dear Minister Fu Zhenghua and President Wang Junfeng, Over the past 40 years, China has repeatedly promised to reform the Chinese legal … [Read more...]

Arbitrary Detention of Lawyers and Defenders in China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Cameroon | Oral Statement to the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Live stream video, Chapter 56, 01:29:37 Full PDF Statement Check Against Delivery Item:                       Item 3, General Debate Date:                       13 September 2019 Organization:        Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada Speaker:                 Felix Agbor Nkongho Oral … [Read more...]

Human Rights Violations in Cameroon, Philippines, China, and Saudi Arabia | Oral Statement to the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Live stream video, Chapter 74, 01:59:48 Full PDF Statement Check Against Delivery Item:                       Item 2, General Debate on the oral update of the High Commissioner of Human Rights Date:                       10 September 2019 Organization:        Lawyers' Rights Watch … [Read more...]

China: Open Letter on the Rule of Law in China | Joint letter

Full PDF (ENG) 9 September 2019 Open letter on the rule of law in China Across the People’s Republic of China, human rights violations are a systemic reality. Over the past year, the UN has once again documented legal and policy frameworks that fail to protect against discrimination; … [Read more...]

China: Joint Letter Regarding the Revocation of Lawyer Li Jinxing’s License | Joint Letter

Full PDF (ENG) August 14, 2019 Re: Joint Letter Regarding the Revocation of Lawyer Li Jinxing’s License China human rights lawyer Li Jinxing received a notice from the Shandong Provincial Department of Justice on 22 July 2019 regarding the administrative penalty of revocation of … [Read more...]