Promises Unfulfilled: An Assessment of China’s National Human Rights Action Plan

(hrw.org) In April 2009, the Chinese government unveiled its first-ever National Human Rights Action Plan (2009-2010), in which it recommitted to existing human rights protections in domestic and international law. However, at the same time the Chinese government has touted its commitment to human rights through this document, it has also continued to egregiously violate those obligations, most notably through its persecution of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo. An overview of the deterioration in China’s overall human rights environment. Watch photos and read more…

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