China: Ensure 2022 Olympics Won’t Fuel Abuse

(New York) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC), in choosing China to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, faces massive challenges in fulfilling its expressed commitment to human rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Beijing’s selection was announced on July 31, 2015, at the 128th IOC Congress in Kuala Lumpur. The only other contender – Kazakhstan – also has a dismal rights record.   

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China/Kazakhstan: 2022 Games Major Test of Olympic Reforms

(New York) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) should ensure that the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics fully respects human rights commitments in preparing for and hosting of the games, Human Rights Watch said today. Both countries in the running to host the games, China and Kazakhstan, have extremely poor human rights records. The IOC is to select the host city on July 31, 2015, at its 128th IOC Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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