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Death in Detention: TCHRD Submission to UN Committee Against Torture

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) submitted an alternative report to UN Committee Against Torture ahead of its review of the Fifth Periodic Report of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on implementation of the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Convention Against Torture). The Convention Against Torture prohibits torture and requires governments to take effective measure to prevent torture, and prosecute torturers. Since the PRC’s periodic review by the Committee Against Torture (CAT) in 2008, there have been 30 known cases of Tibetans dying in detention. In 2014, 11 Tibetans …

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New report critiques ‘rule of law with Chinese characteristics’ amid increased crackdown on civil society in China

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) released today a special report on the state of rule of law in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), entitled Rule by Law: Special Report on the Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics. The special report comes in the wake of a severe crackdown on human rights lawyers and advocates in the PRC, hundreds of whom have been detained, disbarred, harassed and intimidated in recent months.[1] Not only does this crackdown raise serious concerns for the status of human rights and civil society in China, the attack on Chinese lawyers directly …

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Tibetan language report on China’s ‘Mass Line’ campaign in Tibet released

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) has published a report in Tibetan on the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) so-called “Mass Line Campaign” in Tibetan areas. The report titled lam chok mar po (The Red Path) documents the human rights violations caused by the ‘mass line’ political campaign in Tibet. Under the direction of Xi Jinping, the president of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the CCP has launched a Mass Line political campaign throughout China, reminiscent of Mao Zedong’s rectification campaign, and aimed at eliminating all opposition, both real and perceived. Under the guise of combatting corruption, …

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