45th UPR Session of the Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in China, as delivered by Mr Tormod C. ENDRESEN, Ambassador - Permanent Representative to the UN and other International Organizations.The Permanent Mission of Norway in Geneva.
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23 January 2024
Norway welcomes the cooperative engagement with China in the UPR process but remains concerned about the human rights situation.
Norway recommends that China:
- Abolish the death penalty for all crimes.
- Allow unhindered access to UN special rapporteurs and independent experts to evaluate the persistent reports of violations of human rights in China, including in Xinjiang and Tibet.
- Allow freedom of expression in all its forms as mandated by international human rights law and standards.
- Ensure free, safe, and meaningful social and political participation of marginalized groups and human rights defenders, including LGBT+ persons, and religious groups.