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Interpol: a tool for China’s political persecutions?
December 7, 2016

China is more likely to use Interpol to hunt down corrupt officials than political dissidents, Jie Chen writes.

Draft Law Expands Chinese Police Discretion on Gun Use
December 7, 2016
FILE - Police officers secure the area around Beijing's Great Hall of the People, March 3, 2016. Proposed changes to China's police law would give officers more discretion over using firearms.

Proposed changes to China’s policing law would grant officers greater discretionary power to use firearms in cases involving public and national security, a step that some activists contend could diminish human rights protections.

The People's Republic of the Disappeared
December 7, 2016

From black jails to residential surveillance, Beijing has been trying to normalize enforced disappearances for a decade.

International Human Rights Day
December 7, 2016
Madeleine Moon

Madeleine Moon MP celebrates Human Rights Day by taking action in support of Ilham Totti

“Special Measures” Detention and Torture in the Chinese Communist Party’s Shuanggui System
December 6, 2016

In late 2012, Chinese President Xi Jinping launched a “war on corruption,” promising to purge the government and Chinese Communist Party of the endemic problem by netting both “tigers and flies,” and by “reining in power in a cage” of laws and regulations. 

Q&A: Russia, China Swapping Cybersecurity, Censorship Tips
December 5, 2016

A series of joint events by Russia and China on cybersecurity has prompted speculation that Moscow is looking to the architect of the Great Firewall of China for inspiration on how to censor and otherwise regulate the Internet.

Dissidents Who Have Suffered for Human Rights in China: A Look Back and A Look Forward
December 5, 2016

Concrete improvements in human rights and the rule of law in China are directly linked to the security and prosperity of both the American and Chinese people.

ICT Inside Tibet: Rare admission of psychological impact on troops involved in counter-terror, oppressive policies
December 5, 2016
This image shows troops confronting unarmed local Tibetans in Garchung Village in Dathang Township, Driru county, Nagchu, demonstrating the disproportionate use of force in the ‘stability maintenance’ drive that leads to psychological stress for armed police according to the document detailed in this report. It depicts unrest in Driru, Nagchu, the TAR, followed a drive to enforce loyalty to the CCP through compelling the display of the Chinese flag as part of the Party’s strategy to intensify control across

A rare admission of psychological problems among police officers involved in implementing oppressive policies in the PRC, including trauma linked to the imposition of ‘stability maintenance’ and counter-terror policies, is made in a document obtained by ICT and published by a People’s Armed Police University College.

Briefing: The New Implementation Guidelines for the Counter-Terrorism Law in East Turkestan Will Reinforce Government’s Curbs on Human Rights
Sep 26, 2016
Policemen with riot gear stand guard behind a barricade near the site of an explosives attack in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on May 23, 2014. Photo courtesy of HRW / © 2014 Reuters

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) calls on the European Parliament to award Ilham Tohti the 2016 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Professor Ilham Tohti has been a consistent voice for the equitable treatment of Uyghurs in China and in doing so has made an outstanding contribution to human rights.

Without land, there is no life: Chinese state suppression of Uyghur environmental activism
Jul 20, 2016

The Uyghur Human Rights Project releases a report on the limits placed on environmental activism among Uyghurs

For immediate release
July 20, 2016 10:30 am EST
Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920

BRIEFING: China's New Counter-Terrorism Law and Its Human Rights Implications for the Uyghur People
Feb 1, 2016
Armed Chinese police patrol near the exit of Urumqi's South Railway Station.

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is concerned a new Counter-Terrorism Law adopted by the People's Republic of China (PRC) on December 27, 2015, and effective as of January 1, 2016, is a mandate for the Chinese government to commit human rights violations against the Uyghur people in East Turkestan.