The State Council Information Office issued its second human rights plan — Human Rights Action Plan (2012-2015) — that emphasizes the following rights:
Right to Know, which includes promoting disclosure of unclassified government information.
Civil Rights – more safeguards for detention and torture, including forbidding the use of extortion and other illegal means to gain confessions and other information.
Environmental rights – strengthening heavy metal and water pollution prevention and controls, and monitoring air quality, including PM2.5 particulate matter.
Rights to expression – strengthening the petitioning and complaints system, and the rights of journalists and media organizations.
Rights to fair trial – strengthening procedures and review for death penalty cases, and for gathering evidence.
Right to social security – focusing on housing security, raising the minimum wage, expanding health coverage to urban residents.