UNPO News

Oct 03, 2017

Haratin: Slavery Continues to be a Deep-Rooted Aspect of the Mauritanian Society

Today in Mauritania almost 1% of the entire population is enslaved. Especially exposed to this systematic enslavement are the Haratin, many of whom have been enslaved by oppressive ethnic groups in the region for generations. Majority of slaves endure horrendous living conditions, are treated as property, commonly isolated from their families, raped and traded as desired by the owner. Although illegal,...

Oct 03, 2017

Haratin: Slavery Continues to be a Deep-Rooted...

Today in Mauritania almost 1% of the entire population is enslaved. Especially exposed to this systematic enslavement are the Haratin, many of whom have been enslaved by oppressive ethnic groups in the...

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Sep 30, 2017

Barotse Activist Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe Presents...

On 30 September 2017 in Merida, Mexico, Barotse activist Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe will present her artistic project "Wade in the Water" for the first time. In what she describes as a "hybrid multi-generational...

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Sep 28, 2017

UNPO Side-Event to the 36th Session of the UNHRC:...

On 27 September 2017, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO), in cooperation with the Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational Transparty (NRPTT) convened a side-event to the 36th Regular...

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Sep 26, 2017

Three years on from Ilham Tohti’s life imprisonment...

23 September 2017 marked three years since the verdict of life imprisonment was passed on Uyghur human rights activist Prof Ilham Tohti. Despite campaigning for the rights of Uyghurs to be respected in...

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Sep 25, 2017

Iraqi Turkmens: Kirkuk, Kurdish Referendum and...

Photo courtesy of Marwan Ibrahim. Today’s [25 September 2017] Kurdish independence referendum is highly symbolic in the history of human rights and every people’s right to self-determination....

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Sep 25, 2017

Balochistan: Former Pakistani Ambassador to the...

Photo courtesy of Baloch Human Rights Council. On the 24 September 2017, former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, Mr Husain Haqqani used the regular session of the Human Rights Commission in...

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Sep 22, 2017

UNPO Side-Event to the 36th Session of the UNHRC:...

On 20 September 2017, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), in cooperation with the Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational Transpaty (NRPTT) convened a side-event to the 36th Regular...

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