China: Internal Migrants: Discrimination and abuse. The human cost of an economic 'miracle'
This report examines discrimination against internal migrants in China and violations of their rights in the areas of health care, education and employment. It finds that China's hukou system provides the legal basis for such discrimination by conditioning the enjoyment of a wide range of rights and benefits on citizens' hukou designation, a status inherited from one's parents at birth. Amnesty International calls on the Chinese government to take immediate effective action to eliminate all forms of discrimination against internal migrants which are prohibited under international law.
Choose a language to view report
- Fair Hearings and Implementation of Court Orders are key for Guaranteeing the Right to Adequate Housing: Amnesty International Written Statement to the 40th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
- Russia: Further information: Prominent defender must be released: Oyub Titiev
- Lesotho: Authorities must ensure an independent investigation into torture allegations and death