By Congressional-Executive Commission on China

Dozens of North Koreans are this present day at impending chance of persecution, torture—even execution—owing to China's choice to forcibly repatriate them in stark violation of either the spirit and the letter of the 1951 Refugee conference and the 1967 Protocol to which China has acceded. The overseas community—especially the United countries, the Obama management, and the U.S. Congress—must insist that China, in the end, honor its treaty responsibilities, finish its egregious perform of systematic refoulement, or be uncovered as hypocrites. Article 33 of the conference and Protocol in terms of the prestige of Refugees could not be extra transparent: Prohibition of Expulsion or go back ("Refoulement"): No Contracting kingdom shall expel or go back ("refouler") a refugee in any demeanour whatever to the frontiers of territories the place his existence or freedom will be threatened as a result of race, faith, nationality, club of a specific social workforce or political opinion. modern-day listening to underscores an emergency that begs an instantaneous treatment. Lives are in danger. The North Korean refugees—disproportionately women—face demise or critical sexual abuse and torture until they get quick safety. China has an obligation to protect.

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