Research Reports

“I Don’t Have a Choice over My Own Body”

Posted in Research Reports on December 20th, 2010    Comment
“I Don’t Have a Choice over My Own Body” The Chinese Government Must End its Abusive Family Planning Policy December 21, 2010 “I don’t have a choice over my own body. If I don’t insert it [the intrauterine device], I’ll be detained,” wrote ...read more>>

Issues and Cases CHRD Recommends the Committee against Torture Include in its List of Issues for the Chinese Government to Address in its Fifth Periodic Report

Posted in Research Reports on September 16th, 2010    Comment
September 8, 2010 This submission, prepared by Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD), raises a number of issues and cases which we urge the Committee against Torture (CAT) to include in the List of Issues (LOI) it will request the Chinese government to ...read more>>

Report on Several Issues Raised by the Chinese Government’s Response to the UN Committee Against Torture’s Recommendations for Follow-Up in 2009

Posted in Research Reports on August 5th, 2010    Comment
To download this report in .pdf format, please click here. Report on Several Issues Raised by the Chinese Government’s Response to the UN Committee Against Torture’s Recommendations for Follow-Up in 2009 Introduction This submission by ...read more>>

Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2009)

Posted in Research Reports on April 25th, 2010    Comment
Executive Summary During 2009, the environment in China grew increasingly hostile towards human rights defenders. Highlighted by the harassment of a number of well-known, relatively independent nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) focusing on ...read more>>

China Human Rights Yearbook 2009

Posted in Human Rights Instruments, Research Reports on March 24th, 2010    Comment
The year 2009 concluded on a grim note for human rights advocates in China: by sentencing dissident intellectual Liu Xiaobo to an 11-year prison term, the government signaled a harsher attitude towards those seeking to promote human rights than ...read more>>

Thrown Out: Human Rights Abuses in China’s Breakneck Real Estate Development (February 9, 2010)

Posted in Research Reports on February 8th, 2010    Comment
To download the complete report in .pdf format, please click here Thrown Out: Human Rights Abuses in China’s Breakneck Real Estate Development Published on February 9, 2010 Some of the most striking images to come out of China in recent memory—a ...read more>>

Reining in Civil Society: The Chinese government’s use of laws and regulations to persecute freedom of association

Posted in Research Reports on August 7th, 2009    Comment
Reining in Civil Society: The Chinese government's use of laws and regulations to persecute freedom of association While the Chinese government outwardly employs rhetoric about moving towards "greater rule of law", it has become more skillful in ...read more>>

Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2008)

Posted in Research Reports on June 26th, 2009    Comment
First posted on June 26, 2009 Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2008) Introduction The year 2008 was marked by a number of events in China of national and international significance, including the March protests in ...read more>>

The Legacy of Tiananmen: 20 Years of Oppression, Activism and Hope

Posted in Research Reports on June 1st, 2009    Comment
THE LEGACY OF TIANANMEN: 20 YEARS OF OPPRESSION, ACTIVISM AND HOPE Chinese Human Rights Defenders June 1, 2009 Twenty years since the Tiananmen massacre, the Chinese government refuses to accept responsibility, much less apologize or offer ...read more>>

Tug of War over China’s Cyberspace: A Sequel to Journey to the heart of Internet censorship

Posted in Research Reports on March 13th, 2009    Comment
Tug of War over China’s Cyberspace A Sequel to Journey to the heart of Internet censorship Introduction Since the last report on internet control, Journey to the heart of Internet censorship[i], was published by CHRD and Reporters without ...read more>>