Call to uphold lawyers’ rights in China

21 Dec


The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has voiced concern that lawyers in China continue to face improper interference in their work and serious violations of their rights.

IBAHRI urged China to implement the latest recommendations of the United Nations Committee Against Torture, with Baroness Helena Kennedy, QC, co-chair, stating: “The unprecedented number of lawyers targeted while attempting to promote human rights in China is a blight on the country’s international reputation.”

The full IBAHRI announcement is at