Since the 1980s China has ratified an increasing number of the international human rights treaties including:
Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women
Convention against Torture and other Forms of Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Convention on the Rights of the Child.
sets out civil and political rights.
But the implementation and protection of rights within the PRC continues to be a matter of concern to Western observors.
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Human Rights China