The United Nations General Assembly will vote next week for 15 seats on the U.N. Human Rights Council. The council consists of 47 countries, elected annually for staggered three-year terms. Members vie for seats within their...
by Samuel Wade | Dec 22, 2011
The office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville, issued a statement on Tuesday expressing concern at the sudden revocation of missing lawyer Gao Zhisheng’s probation, and at proposed revisions to...
by Li Xiaorong | Sep 15, 2005
Chelala writes in the Tokyo Times: During a recent visit to Beijing, U.N. rights envoy Louise Arbour called attention to the serious human-rights situation in China and the need for improvements according to international human-rights standards. An important step in that regard would be for China to ratify the International Covenant on Civil and Political […]
by Xiao Qiang | Sep 1, 2005
From Observe China (in Chinese), translated by EastSouthWestNorth: In March this year, United States Secretary of State Condeleeza Rice make a whirlwind visit to China. The police stood guard downstairs before and during her visit. Therefore, I wrote the short essay: “Rice is here, and the police are on duty.” My purposes were (1) to […]
by Li Xiaorong | Aug 31, 2005
From VOA: The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights has urged China and other non-signatories to ratify rights agreements to help counter the rise in trafficking of women and children worldwide. High Commissioner Louise Arbour spoke at an Asia-Pacific human rights conference on Tuesday. U.N. agencies say millions of women and children continue to be […]
CDT in the News
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China
- Hoover Institution – Xiao Qiang On China’s Model Of Digital Authoritarianism
- New York Times – In China, an App Offered Space for Debate. Then the Censors Came.
- Taiwan CNA – China blocks Clubhouse, official media say “anti-China has nothing to do with free speech”