Monthly Archives: October 2013

China’s Rollback of Legal Reforms Threatens Social Stability

China’s abandonment of the official legal reform efforts of the late 20th Century risks further exacerbating conflicts between Chinese society and the new leadership, Professor Carl Minzner of Fordham Law School writes in the second essay of a series on China’s … Continue reading

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European Parliament Puts Pressure on Laos to Find Sombath Somphone

As a major all party conference delegation from the European Parliament headed to the the Lao capital Monday, human rights groups Amnesty International, Christian Solidarity Worldwide, FIDH and Human Rights Watch said that the encounter was a critical opportunity for … Continue reading

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Vietnam Needs to Amend Constitution to Safeguard Rights

Vietnam’s National Assembly should ensure that the country’s revised constitution fully meets international human rights standards, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to the chairman of the National Assembly Tuesday. Vietnam’s parliament is considering and expected to vote on … Continue reading

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Prominent Lands Rights Activist Assaulted By Police During Peaceful Protest

During a peaceful protest in Phnom Penh on October 18th, human rights defender Tep Vanny was assaulted by security forces from Khan Daun Penh while they attempted to confiscate demonstrators’ possessions. Three other demonstrators and a foreign journalist were also … Continue reading

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Effects on Children Growing Up in Cambodian Prison Detailed in New Report

In Cambodia today there are many young children living in prison with their mothers. While these children are not prisoners, they are too often treated as such. A new report from the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of … Continue reading

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China Must Stop Violence Against Unarmed Tibetan Protesters

Chinese authorities must end excessive use of force against peaceful Tibetan protesters, Amnesty International said after police fired on and injured dozens of demonstrators. The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) called on governments to request China to investigate the recent … Continue reading

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China Must Ratify Critical International Human Rights Treaty

The Chinese government, which is currently seeking a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, should ratify without further delay an important international human rights treaty on civil and political rights it signed 15 years ago, Human Rights Watch … Continue reading

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As Vietnam’s Crackdown on Dissent Continues, Prominent Blogger Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison

Vietnam must immediately release a prominent lawyer and human rights activist who was jailed on politically motivated charges October 2nd, Amnesty International says. A court in Vietnam’s capital Ha Noi sentenced Le Quoc Quan, one of the country’s best known … Continue reading

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Missing Chinese Activist Formally Charged in Beijing

On September 30th 2013, domestic Chinese organization Human Rights Campaign in China (HRCC) reported that it had received information that human rights defender Cao Shunli, who had been missing since September 14th, had been criminally detained by police in Beijing … Continue reading

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