Apr. 2009
April 28,2015   By:Chinahumanrights.org

April 13

The Chinese government published its first working plan on human rights protection Monday, pledging to further protect and improve the country's human rights conditions in an all-round way.

The National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2009-2010), issued by the Information Office of the State Council, or Cabinet, highlighted various human rights that would be promoted and protected in less than two years, from people's right to work, to the rights of detainees and the disabled.

The government said the plan was framed in response to the United Nations' proposal, on the basis of past experience, "in the light of practicality and China's reality," and by following the essentials of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

April 14

Wang Chen, minister in charge of the State Council Information Office, which issued the National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2009-2010), hailed the publication of the nation's first human rights action plan as a major step in promoting the cause's all-round development in the country. He answered questions raised by journalists from China Daily and Xinhua News Agency on April 14, including issues on significance, contents, features, implementation of the action plan.


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