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45th session of the Universal Periodic Review

Universal Periodic Review of China, 23 January 2024

Universal Periodic Review Working Group – 45th Session

Universal Periodic Review of China

23 January 2024

Statement by Australia

Thank you, President

Australia recommends China:

  1. Consistent with the OHCHR and other treaty body reports on Xinjiang and Tibet, repeal legislation and cease practices which discriminate against Tibetans and Uyghurs on the basis of race or religion; cease arbitrary detention, coercive labour transfer and family separation programs; and end restrictions on movement and on rights to enjoy their own culture and language.
  2. Consistent with Human Rights Committee and Special Procedure recommendations, including the repeal of the National Security Law in Hong Kong, we call on China to cease suppression of freedoms of expression, assembly, media and civil society.
  3. Consistent with the Committee against Torture recommendation, repeal provisions of the Criminal Procedure Law allowing detention under RSDL and end enforced disappearances.
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