China: Abolishing "Re-education through Labour" and other forms of punitive administrative detention: An opportunity to bring the law into line with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

China: Abolishing "Re-education through Labour" and other forms of punitive administrative detention: An opportunity to bring the law into line with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

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Index Number: ASA 17/016/2006
Date Published: 11 May 2006
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, China

This memorandum details Amnesty International's concerns with two forms of punitive administrative detention imposed by the police in China: "Re-education through Labour" (RTL) and detention imposed under the new Public Order Administration Punishment Law (POAPL). These concerns are submitted to the State Council and National People's Congress in the hope that they will be taken into consideration during the ongoing legislative review of RTL and reflected in any reforms aimed at bringing procedures for detention, trial and punishment in China into line with international human rights law and standards, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).


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