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In 2003, HRIC launched IR 2008, a research and monitoring project focusing on the Chinese government's human rights practices in the run-up to the 2008 Olympics.

The IR 2008 campaign seeks to take strategic advantage of international windows of opportunity arising from China's role as host of the 2008 Olympics, its increasing integration into the international community, and a growing Chinese civil society. Through specific initiatives and outreach, IR 2008 targets a range of actors, including corporations, multilaterals, the media, governments and NGOs.

The focus for IR 2008 is guided by three benchmarks—the release of all political prisoners, removing censorship and surveillance of the Internet, and greater investment in social welfare to ensure equitable development—as measures of progress in promoting and respecting freedom of expression and information, civil and political rights and economic, social and cultural rights.

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[Case Highlight]
[Photo: Shi Tao]
Shi Tao
Illegally providing state secrets
[Release Date]
November 23, 2014
[More Info]