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China: Documented human rights abuses

Categories: East Asia, China, Governance, History, Human Rights, Humanitarian Response, Law

Ten years in the making, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights’ ‘Report on China Mission of Special Rapporteur on Torture‘ came out last month. Donald C. Clarke of the Chinese Law Prof blog gives a review and two links [1]. “It is a sober and comprehensive treatment [2] of many aspects of the criminal justice system that gives credit where credit is due,” he says, “but pulls no punches. For those who don't have Word,” continues Clarke, “here is the report in PDF format [3].”

Chapter four: ‘Deprivation of liberty for political crimes and forced re-education as a form of inhuman or degrading treatment.’