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 coo

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. 

Rampant Repression

This brief report shows, for the very first time, the scale and scope of China's ever more popular system for disappearing rather than detaining critics (RSDL).

Review of China's use of forced TV confessions Annex

Appendix and additional data for Submission on China's Practice of Extracting and Broadcasting Forced Confessions Before Trial submitted to relevant UN organs for review. 

Review of China's use of forced TV confessions

Review submitted to UN organs on Chinese authorities’ widespread practice of coercing individuals into confessing on TV before their trials. Produced and submitted together with several international NGOs.

Investigating human rights violators

A primer on how to how to track down data and personal details on individuals suspected of committing human rights violations, for use when preparing recommendations for Magnitsky sanctions, or otherwise investigating suspected rights violators. 

Coerced on Camera

A ground-breaking new study of how Vietnamese police parade human rights defenders from lawyers, villagers fighting land grabs to foreigners in front of TV cameras long before trial.

Fighting Impunity: A guide on Magnitsky Act

The first-ever comprehensive guide, based on candid and anonymous interviews with diplomats, government officials, and study of past work with submitting human rights violators for Magnitsky sanctions. (Single-page version)


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