Recommendations to China


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:

  1. Abolish the death penalty for all crimes.

  2. 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.

  3. Allow freedom of expression in all its forms as mandated by international human rights law and standards.

  4. Ensure free, safe, and meaningful social and political participation of marginalized groups and human rights defenders, including LGBT+ persons, and religious groups.

Thank you