Introduction

The human rights record of China will be examined by the United Nations Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the fourth time on 23 January 2024 in a meeting in Geneva. China is one of 14 States to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group during its upcoming session from 22 January to 2 February 2024. The first, second and third UPR reviews of China took place in February 2009, October 2013, and November 2018, respectively. The UPR is a unique mechanism of the Human Rights Council that calls for each UN Member State to undergo a peer review of its human rights records every four-and-a-half years.

China announces 30 new measures for human rights promotion at UN UPR session

Many countries said that China’s approach to human rights development aligns with its national circumstances and the desires of its people, offering a new model for nations.[more..]

Side meeting of safeguarding economic, social and cultural rights by Chinese NGOs held in Geneva

A side meeting of the fourth round of UN Human Rights Council's UPR Working Group, was held on Monday in Geneva, which was on the theme of placing development at the agenda center - safeguarding economic, social and cultural rights.[more..]

Side event on human rights and Chinese modernization held by NGO in Geneva

A side event on human rights and Chinese modernization was held by CSHRS in Geneva with experts from different places in China, including Xinjiang and Xizang regions sharing their stories of the human rights developments. [more..]

Xizang's traditional culture effectively inherited and protected: expert

With a rich historical background, the traditional culture of Xizang has exhibited renewed vitality and garnered widespread attention and protection during China's modernization process. The China Society for Human Rights Studies on Jan. 24 held a side-event on the theme of "Chinese-style Modernization and Human Rights" during the 45th session of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review of the UN Human Rights Council.[more..]

Replay: Side event themed "Human Rights and Chinese Modernization" (Ⅰ)

The China Society for Human Rights Studies on January 24 held here a side-event on the theme of "Chinese-style Modernization and Human Rights" during the 45th session of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Remina Xiaokaiti, a human rights expert at Xinjiang University, said at the meeting that the right to education of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang has been fully guaranteed, and the unprecedented achievements in the economic and social growth there have led to the enhancement of people's happiness.[more..]

National report submitted in accordance with Human Rights Council resolutions 5/1 and 16/21 - China

The present report highlights progress in human rights in China, the implementation of recommendations received at the time of the third-cycle review and challenges and future goals. In accordance with the One Country, Two Systems principle, the reports separately prepared by the governments of Hong Kong and Macao are presented in Chapters V and VI below.[more..]

Open letter from Chinese Civil Society Organizations to the President of the United Nations Human Rights Council

"We call for the respect of legitimate information provided by member states and the making of objective, rational, and fair judgments."[more..]

China undergoes 2nd UN human rights review

China has implemented or has been carrying out recommendations received four years ago during the first UN human rights review and has basically fulfilled its commitment, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Oct. 22, 2013. [more..]

China's human rights achievements praised

Many countries that participated in a UN Human Rights Council session on Monday praised China's tremendous achievements in the promotion and protection of human rights. The 47-state Council examined China's human rights record according to its new Universal Periodical Review system on Feb. 9, 2009.[more..]