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Chinese government publishes 1st National Human Rights Protection Plan
    Date:04-13-2009 Source:CCTV.com Author:    

 

The Chinese government has published its first plan of action on human rights protection on Monday, pledging to further protect and improve the country's human rights conditions in an all-round way.

Full Text: National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2009-2010)

 


The Chinese government has published its first plan of action on human rights protection on Monday, pledging to further protect and improve the country's human rights conditions in an all-round way.

Highlights:

ECONOMIC, SOCIAL & CULTURAL RIGHTS

-- Environmental rights

-- Farmers' rights & interests

-- Human rights in quake hit area

CIVIL & POLITICAL RIGHTS

-- Rights of the person

-- Rights of detainees

-- The right to a fair trial

-- Freedom of religious belief

RIGHTS & INTERESTS OF CERTAIN GROUPS

-- Rights of ethnic minorities

-- Women's rights

-- Childrens rights

-- Senior citizens' rights

-- The rights of the disabled

It stresses the guarantee of economic, social and cultural rights. Emphasis is focused on a good environment, the rights of farmers and the guarantee of human rights in the reconstruction of areas hit in Sichuan province by the devastating earthquake last May.

It also guarantees civil and political rights. It says the death penalty shall be strictly controlled and prudently applied.

Effective measures shall be taken to ensure the rights of detainees and humanitarian treatment. The government will also step up efforts to keep the public informed of government affairs.

Meanwhile, the rights and interests of certain groups are stressed. China will invest 2 billion yuan for the economic and social development of ethnic minorities. And urban pensions will cover 223 million people by 2010. More job opportunities will also be offered for the disabled. And a barrier-free environment for them will also be created.

 
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