In 2014, following China’s 2nd cycle Universal Periodic Review, China committed to comply with crucial recommendations spanning economic, cultural, and social rights, as well as non-derogable rights, such as freedom from torture. However, since the 2nd-cycle UPR, China has unleashed an increased assault on the fundamental human rights and human rights defenders who increasingly face arbitrary detention, sham trials, imprisonment, and torture.

We are now at the Mid-Term point in China’s 2nd UPR; a time to monitor and assess how China are implementing the agreed recommendations. Our Mid-Term Assessment Report looks at China’s implementation of accepted recommendations and makes further recommendations aimed at improving the HRC’s follow-up to the UPR on China, and provides a thematic overview of accepted recommendations and outlines a number of relevant deteriorations of human rights in Tibet since the UPR issued its last recommendations. Read the full report via Issuu (below) or download a PDF or Word Doc

This Assessment Report was prepared and co-authored by a coalition of NGOs who together form the Tibet Advocacy Coalition; core groups of the Coaltion are Tibet Justice Center and Students for a Free Tibet with support from International Tibet Network Secretariat and Boston University’s International Human Rights Clinic, all of whom are co-authors of this Assessment Report. The Report has also been signed by 185 International Tibet Network Member Groups from over fifty countries.