Farewell Jennifer

Jennifer Eikren joined The Rights Practice in 2007. She is stepping down this August, after twelve years during which she set up our U.S. office and oversaw an innovative programme of public participation in China. Read more

NGO Workers Detained

On 22 July, 2019, three NGO workers for Changsha Funeng, a public interest law NGO, were detained. Read more

Advocating for Xinjiang

Given the scale of the unlawful detentions the situation in Xinjiang requires urgent and creative action. Read more

Halt Plan for HK Extradition Law

The Rights Practice co-signed a joint letter, along with 67 other NGOs, expressing grave concern regarding the Hong Kong government’s proposed amendments to two Hong Kong laws concerning extradition. Read more

World Congress Against the Death Penalty

The Rights Practice held a side event at the 7th World Congress Against the Death Penalty, the world’s leading abolitionist event, in Brussels in February 2019. Read more

Interim Review of the Death Penalty in China

As part of our work engaging with China on the death penalty, we decided to undertake a review of how far the minimum standards were respected in China’s application of the death penalty. We have produced this interim report in time for the 8th World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Brussels. Read more

Access to Education Proposals in Shenzhen

The city of Shenzhen has made headway in enabling the children of migrant workers access to the same education rights as their urban peers. Read more

Adopt Resolution at UN Human Rights Council

The Rights Practice signed a joint letter, with 40 organisations in total, calling on governments to adopt a resolution addressing human rights violations in China. Read more

The Human Rights Situation in Xinjiang

On Tuesday 29 January 2019, a Westminster Hall debate on 'Human rights in Xinjiang' was scheduled. Read more

Release Huang Qi

The Rights Practice and 13 other NGOs sign a statement urging China to immediately and unconditionally release citizen journalist, Huang Qi. Read more

Incommunicado Detention Must Go

UN experts raise the alarm about the use of ‘residential surveillance in a designated location’, affirming the use of enforced disappearance to muzzle dissent and punish human rights defenders in China. Read more

Revisions to Criminal Procedure Law

The Rights Practice has written a brief on the draft revisions to China’s Criminal Procedure Law. Read more

UK Parliamentary Roundtable on Xinjiang

The Rights Practice helped to organise a parliamentary roundtable on increased detentions and ill treatment in Xinjiang. Read more

Brussels Roundtable

China's Overseas NGO law is undermining the quality of civil society engagement between Europe and China. Open dialogue is under threat. Read more

UPR Submission

The Rights Practice submits a report for this autumn's UN review of China's human rights record. Read more

Welcome to new UK chair

China gender expert Professor Harriet Evans is the new chair of The Rights Practice. Read more

Engaging with China

Nicola Macbean joins team to research the impact of China's Overseas NGO Law on European China civil society relations. Read more