Global call for international human rights monitoring mechanisms on China

The Rights Practice signed a joint letter, along with over 300 organisations, calling for an international mechanism to address the Chinese government’s human rights violations. Read more

Lawyers at Risk

Detained Chinese human rights lawyers and defenders continue to face long, bleak periods incommunicado and the risk of torture and ill-treatment. Read more

Finding Justice for Uyghurs

The Uyghur people continue to be subjected to widespread and systematic persecution in Xinjiang. The Rights Practice has submitted a briefing note to CERD, focused on China’s follow-up response to the Committee’s review in 2018. Read more

Hong Kong and National Security Legislation

In a briefing paper issued prior to its promulgation, The Rights Practice considers the adoption of the new National Security law in Hong Kong and what implementation may mean for the many civil society organisations in the city. Read more

Reject National Security Law

The Rights Practice signed a joint letter, along with 85 other organisations, urging China to abandon plans to introduce national security legislation for Hong Kong. Read more

Joint Statement on Covid-19 and the Death Penalty

The Rights Practice signed a joint statement calling for a worldwide moratorium on the death penalty during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more

A Secret Criminal Process

It has been over 300 days since Cheng Yuan and his fellow NGO workers, Liu Dazhi and Wu Gejianxiong, were detained in Changsha and they have still not been allowed to meet with their lawyers. Read more

Home, At Long Last

Human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was finally reunited with his wife and son on 27 April 2020 after a separation of nearly five years. Read more

Joint Statement Concerning Wang Quanzhang

The Rights Practice signed a joint statement concerning the personal freedom of Wang Quanzhang after his release. Read more

Labour Rights Activists Taken Away

On the evening of 17 December, 2019, Chen Weixiang, also known as Xiangzi, a labour rights activist, researcher and co-founder of WeChat channel Heart Sanitation (Xin Huanwei), an online platform advocating for workers’ rights, was taken from his home in Guangzhou by over a dozen police officers. 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