International Human Rights Day: Joint Statement on China

To mark International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2023, The Rights Practice, along with seven organisations, released a statement to express concern about ongoing, widespread violations of lawyers by authorities in China and Hong Kong. Read more

China must release Huang Xueqin and Wang Jianbing

The Rights Practice, along with 31 other civil society groups, signed a joint statement calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Huang Xueqin and Wang Jianbing. Read more

Ensure the Release of Lawyer Lu Siwei

On 1 August 2023, The Rights Practice, along with 84 other organisations, signed a joint statement urging Governments and Laos authorities to ensure the release of rights lawyer Lu Siwei. Read more

Submission to Fourth Cycle UPR of China

In July 2023, The Rights Practice submitted a report for the fourth cycle of the UN Universal Periodic Review of China. Read more

Stop arrests of peaceful protesters

On 7 December 2022, The Rights Practice, along with 48 other organisations, signed a joint statement calling on China to cease detaining and harassing peaceful protesters. Read more

China must protect rights of Huang Xueqin and Wang Jianbing

The Rights Practice, along with 25 other civil society groups, call on Chinese authorities to respect the rights of two young Chinese human rights defenders: Huang Xueqin and Wang Jianbing. Read more

UN High Commissioner must uphold principled and coherent response to China's human rights crisis

On 19 April 2022, The Rights Practice signed a joint statement, with a total of 60 human rights organisations, setting out the minimum conditions to be met for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights' visit to China to be credible. Read more

Impact of the Death Penalty in China

In April 2022, The Rights Practice responded to a call from the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions, which focused on the imposition of the death penalty and its impact in China. Read more

China and the Death Penalty, since 1 July 2020

In March 2022, The Rights Practice was happy to respond to a call for submissions to the UN Secretary-General's report on the question of the death penalty. Our submission focuses on China, and developments since 1 July 2020. Read more

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Must Release Report on Xinjiang

On 8 March 2022, The Rights Practice join over 190 human rights organisations to urge the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to release a report on grave human rights violations in Xinjiang. Read more

Civil Society Access to Resources

In February 2022, The Rights Practice was pleased to submit this report to the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. We focus on Chinese, and Hong Kong, civil society organisations' ability to access resources. Read more

(Ab)use of Law

On 18 February 2022, The Rights Practice publishes important new report "(Ab)use of Law. Criminal Proceedings in Xinjiang". Read how China is using its powers to deprive persons of their liberty in Xinjiang. Read more

Submission to the Report on the Protection of Lawyers

In December 2021, The Rights Practice was pleased to submit this response to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers. Our submission focuses on the protection of lawyers in China. Read more

UN Universal Periodic Review. Mid-term Report.

In November 2021, we submitted a mid-term report reflecting on the last UN UPR of China, which took place in 2018. We focus on the use of the death penalty and the deprivation of liberty and risk of torture. Read more

Release Zhang Zhan

On 17 September 2021, The Rights Practice joins a coalition of 44 human rights NGOs to urge the Chinese authorities to release Covid-19 reporter Zhang Zhan. She's on hunger strike and reportedly force fed. Read more

The International Community Must Halt Rapid Decline of Rights in Hong Kong

On the 24th anniversary of the Hong Kong handover, The Rights Practice co-signed a statement to urge the international community to take effective actions to halt the rapid decline of civil-political liberties in Hong Kong at the behest of Chinese authorities. Read more

Criminal Law and Deprivation of Liberty in Xinjiang

In June 2021, we released a Working Paper on Criminal Law and Deprivation of Liberty in the XUAR. The paper delves into official statistics and Chinese law to try and understand how the criminal law is being used to detain Uyghurs. Read more

Lack of Transparency on the Death Penalty Impacts Human Rights

In March 2021, The Rights Practice responded to a call for submissions to the UN Secretary General. This focused on the consequences of the lack of transparency in the application and imposition of the death penalty on the enjoyment of human rights. Read more

Calling for Inclusion of Human Rights Clauses in the EU-China CAI

Read our joint appeal, along with 35 other civil society organisations, calling on European institutions to include enforceable human rights clauses in the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI). Read more

Invisible Pain

Read our report on sexual and gender-based violence in Xinjiang. Produced to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, on 25 November 2020. Read more

An open letter to Chinese officials on the status of the Changsha Funeng 3

The Rights Practice, along with three other organisations, Chinese Human Rights Defenders, Frontline Defenders, and International Service for Human Rights, penned an open letter to Chinese officials on the status of the Changsha Funeng 3. Read more