Politics & Diplomacy

Jun 22, 2018

East Turkestan: Switzerland and China Continue Human Rights Dialogue

From 11 to 12 June 2018, Switzerland and China underwent their 16th round of human rights dialogue in Beijing. Although the debate was held in confidentiality it was described as open and critical, focussing on the judicial and penal systems as well as minority rights. The priority topics were the harassment of human right defenders and their families and lawyers, as well as women and disabled people’s...

Jun 22, 2018

East Turkestan: Switzerland and China Continue...

From 11 to 12 June 2018, Switzerland and China underwent their 16th round of human rights dialogue in Beijing. Although the debate was held in confidentiality it was described as open and critical, focussing...

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Jun 20, 2018

Somaliland: First Steps Taken to Increase Women’s...

In recent months, the developing nation of Somaliland has made a number of steps towards encouraging the active participation of women throughout its institutions. As the writer of the article below notes,...

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Jun 14, 2018

Ambazonia: ACHPR Adopts Resolution 395 (LXII)...

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), met at its 62nd Ordinary Session in Nouakchott, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, from 25 April to 9 May 2018. During this session it adopted...

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Jun 14, 2018

Crimean Tatars: 60 MEPs call for EU Governments...

60 Members of European Parliament (MEPs) have signed the open letter initiated by German MEP Rebecca Harms, an expert on Eastern Europe from the Greens/European Free Alliance (EFA) group, calling for a...

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Jun 12, 2018

Crimean Tatars: Day 22 of Oleg Sentsov’s Hunger...

Today marks the twenty-second day that filmmaker Oleg Sentsov is on hunger strike, demanding the release of 64 Ukrainian citizens who are currently being detained.The majority of the 64 are Crimean Tatars who...

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Jun 11, 2018

Tibet: First Tibetan Public Official Elected in...

Last week’s by-election in Canada saw Buthila Karpoche, a Tibetan-Canadian member of the New Democratic Party, securing a seat at Queen’s Park, thereby becoming the first member of the Tibetan...

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May 22, 2018

European Parliament Conference: Somaliland -...

22 May 2018 | 14.30 - 16.30 | Room A5E-2   European Parliament, Brussels

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May 18, 2018

Taiwan: China Continues to Pressure States and...

The President of Palau has reaffirmed his commitment to Taiwan despite China banning tourism to the Pacific island in the wake of failed coercion.  The move, which will cause significant losses to...

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