PM raises human rights issues with Chinese leaders

Ben Schokman
Human Rights

Julia Gillard raised concerns of China’s recent crackdown on ‘human rights defenders’ with a senior visiting Chinese Communist Party leader ahead of her first visit to the country. Human Rights Watch wrote to the Prime Minister urging her to publicly press for an end to systemic ongoing human rights violations, arguing Australia’s position would be strengthened if Australia reinforced its own commitment to international human rights standards.

BEN SCHOKMAN is Director of International Human Rights Advocacy with the Human Rights Law Centre.

(2011) 36(2) AltLJ 127
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