In this section you find links to web resources on legal and human rights related issues in China.

In addition, the NCHR library holds a large collection of literature and materials concerning rule of law and human rights in China that is open for researchers, students and the general public to use.

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

UN Universal Periodic Review of China

  • UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of China 2013
    China was up for its second review on 22 October 2013. See the national report, UN compilation of information, stakeholders' information and report of the working group.
  • Webcast of 2013 UPR hearing
    Link to live webcast of the review of China .
  • UN Universal Periodic Review 2009, China
    China was up for its initial UPR hearing in 2009. All documents related to the first hearing can be found here.
  • UPR mid-term report on China
    UPR-info published a mid-term implementation assessment of China in 2011.

General resources on human rights in China

General development

Labour and non-discrimination

  • All-China Federation of Trade Unions
    Nationwide umbrella structure for all China's trade unions
  • The ILO Office for China and Mongolia
    The International Labour Organization's pages has news, reports and other information on labour issues in China
  • UNIFEM in China
    UNIFEM in China has information about their work on gender equality and women empowerment issues
  • China Labour Bulletin
    Non-governmental organization based in Hong Kong, promoting workers' rights on the mainland
  • China Labour Watch
    An organization which monitors and reports on the labour situation in China
  • China Labor News Translation
    English translations of Chinese-language reports, commentaries and blogs on labor issues.
  • Hong Kong Equal Opportunities Commission
    A statutory body responsible for implementing the Sex Discrimination Ordinance, the Disability Discrimination Ordinance and the Family Status Discrimination Ordinance in Hong Kong
  • All-China Women's Federation
    China's largest women's organization

Media and freedom of expression

  • China Media Project, Hong Kong University
    Documents and analyzes the process of media reform in China and the formal and informal factors that influence it.
  • Investigative Journalism in China, Lund University
    A research project which studies the possibilities for and scope of investigative journalism in China
  • Reporters Without Borders' China pages 
    News and reports on press freedom violations in China 
  • International PEN
    AN international NGO promoting lieterature and freedom of expression
  • Danwei
    A website about media, advertising and urban life in China with frequent reference to and translations from Mainland Chinese media. 

Chinese and international NGOs working on human rights

  • Amnesty International - China issues
    A worldwide non-governmental organization that campaigns for internationally recognized human rights to be respected and protected everywhere
  • Human Rights Watch - China pages
    A non-governmental organization dedicated to protecting human rights around the world
  • Human Rights in China
    An international, non-governmental organization working for international human rights and the institutional protection of these in China
  • Duihua Foundation
    A non-profit organization dedicated to improving universal human rights through well-informed dialogue between the USA and China
  • China Society for Human Rights Studies
    China's official human rights organisation
  • Hong Kong Human Rights Commission
    A coalition of eleven non-governmental organizations including religious, community, women's and students' groups working to promote human rights in China and Asia

News on China

  • China Daily
    China's largest English-language newspaper
  • South China Morning Post
    Hong Kong's largest English language newspaper.
  • The Guardian's China pages
    Everything on China from the last few issues of the paper and has links to the paper's archives.
  • ZGBrief
    A condensation of China news items gathered from published sources. Sign up for weekly news summary.
  • Asianettverket
    News, events, resources, etc - in Norwegian. Sign up for weekly newsletter.
  • Kinaforum
    Journalist and historian Torbjorn Faerovik's pages on current developments in China. In Norwegian.
  • Contemporary China
    A book list on a wide range of different subjects provided by Princeton University
  • China Digital Times (CDT)
    CDT is a bilingual news website covering China’s social and political transition and its emerging role in the world.

All links and information above is provided for information purposes only. Views and opinions found on these websites do not necessarily represent those of the Norwegian centre for human rights.

Published Dec. 7, 2009 2:33 PM - Last modified Oct. 2, 2020 10:47 AM