The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) sets out fundamental human rights to be universally protected.
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
The Chinese Communist Party controlled People’s Republic of China engages in systemic violations of Article 5 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The US Congressional Executive Commission on China (CECC) held a hearing on April 14, 2016 entitled “China’s Pervasive Use of Torture” to examine China’s systemic use of torture and maltreatment in the criminal justice system. In November 2017, the CECC urged the US State Department urged the Secretary of State to punish Chinese government officials responsible for human rights abuses, including torture. Again in August 2018, the bipartisan CECC wrote another letter to the US Secretary of State requesting sanctions again Chinese government officials responsible for human rights abuses, including torture.