About me

Shao Jiang, a former prisoner of conscience for his active role in the 1989 pro-democracy movement, is a committed activist-scholar, who lives and works in exile in London. The academic interests focus on politics and media, social movement, democratisation, feminism, law in PRC and Hong Kong, autonomy & sovereignty & self-determination, international Human Rights mechanisms, comparative studies on development models and political institutions, theory and practice of Civil Society. Publications include Citizen Publications in China before the Internet (Palgrave, 2015).

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Dec 15 2018 7:17AM
Party Empire: China's Political System and Its Influence on UN’s Human Rights Mechanisms
On Tuesday November 6th, the UN Human Rights Council will review China's human rights record through the third cycle of Universal Periodic Review (UPR). It is an importan t chance to examine the Chinese political system and its influen...

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I'm the Director of Amnesty International UK. As well as my work leading one of the largest Amnesty sections, I have the privilege of meeting human rights activists across the world as part of our research and lobbying missions, most recently in Afghanistan, Kenya and Egypt.

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Dec 12 2018 2:02PM
Our 2018 human rights victories!
As we come to the end of 2018 and head into a new year, I want to say thank you for being a human rights champion. I’m so grateful to be facing the future with you. Together, we’ve achieved so much in the last 12 months.

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I'm Amnesty's Women's Human Rights Programme Manager.

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Nov 23 2018 4:17PM
REBELLION – so much more than a cute t-shirt
Our Women's Rights Campaigner, Chiara Capraro talks about the essential role art plays in creating powerful activism, and why the REBELLION t-shirts are so much more than something cool to wear.
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Nov 19 2018 4:50PM
The human rights impact of graphic novels on children and young people
20 November 2018 marks the 29th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, find out more about the importance of graphic novels to teach children and young people about human rights.

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I'm Amnesty's Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme Director, and I've worked in immigration and asylum law since 1999.

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Nov 9 2018 4:21PM
Excessive heat over deportation helps nobody
If the criminal justice system is to be fair, then it must ensure that nobody is punished more than others for the same offence.