Involuntary Returns

The Involuntary Returns report blows the lid off China's far-ranging long-arm policing operation Sky Net, the 10,000 targets so far returned, and the legal basis allowing for kidnapping abroad. 

Pursued For Life

Pursued For Life is an investigation into threats by HKPF and HK government to use INTERPOL and other channels to capture exiled ex-lawmakers and protesters using the National Security Law as the basis.

Access Denied: China's Legal Blockade

China's Legal Blockage examines how the authorities are increasingly denying suspects access to legal counsel by targeting the victim, their families, and their lawyers. The report documents the lawyers persecuted and examples where suspects were denied their own choice of legal representation.

Strategies of Silence - Joint Report on China's UPR commitments

Strategies of Silence is a joint mid-term assessment of the 2018 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of China, by Safeguard Defenders, International Service for Human Rights, Reporters Without Borders, Frontline Defenders, and The 29 Principles.

China's Hunt for Taiwanese Overseas

China's Hunt for Taiwanese Overseas maps how, and where, the PRC is pursuing Taiwanese citizens to have them repatriated to the PRC rather than Taiwan, spanning 2016 to 2019. 

No Room To Run

No Room To Run in an investigation into the expansion of INTERPOL, China's use of it - past and present - and the failure of INTERPOL to protect against misuse of Red Notices and Diffusions. 

Submission to HRC on NSC, use of liuzhi, and UNODC cooperation

The submission provides evidence on the scale of use of the NSC's liuzhi system for arbitrary detention and enforced disappearances, and issues concerning UN agency UNODC entering into cooperation with the NSC, and refusal to release the content of the agreement.

Locked Up

This graphic-heavy guide to RSDL utilises comic strips, architectural plans, satellite imagery and imagined documentation, all of it sourced from victims’ testimonies, to carry the reader into the cell, into the interrogation room, and even the tiger chair.

Follow-up Submission on China’s mass use of RSDL

A submission to Special Procedures of the UN's Human Rights Council (HRC), to provide new data that highlight new trends in China’s use of RSDL.

Presumed Guilty

Presumed Guilty presents official data on arrests, prosecutions, trials, and convictions in the Chinese criminal justice system, and seeks to serve as an invaluable background resource to understand the issue of fair trials, judicial standards, and how, statistically, once one is arrested, a conviction at trial is near-guaranteed. Data covering the rule of Xi Jinping, 2013 to 2020. 

Access Denied: China's False Freedom

The first in-depth study of the Non-Release Release (NRR) phenomenon, in which prisoners, freed from prison, continue to be arbitrarily detained by the police at their home, at a hotel or in a secret location for weeks, months or even years.

Access Denied: China's Vanishing Suspects

This report investigates how police in China are forcing victims, many of whom are rights defenders, to take a fake name in pre-trial detention, effectively disappearing them even within the formal judicial system. 


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