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China: Submission to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 52nd Session, May 2014

, Index number: ASA 17/014/2014

This briefing is submitted in advance of the second periodic report of the People’s Republic of China’s on its implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. In particular, this briefing provides updates in regards to barriers in accessing effective remedy, forced labour in administrative detention, the discriminatory household registration system, forced evictions and gender discrimination in rural land distribution. This briefing also includes updates on the implementation of the Covenant in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong SAR) as they relate to migrant domestic workers.

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