UNPO News

Dec 19, 2019

Catalonia: ECJ Rules that Jailed Catalan Leader 'Should Have Had Immunity'

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled today [19 December 2019] that Oriol Junqueras, the jailed Catalan pro-independence leader, "should have been given immunity to take up his seat in the European Parliament", as he had become an MEP the moment he was elected in May, despite being on trial for sedition. The Court has added that if Spanish courts had wanted to maintain his detention to prevent...

Dec 19, 2019

Catalonia: ECJ Rules that Jailed Catalan Leader...

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled today [19 December 2019] that Oriol Junqueras, the jailed Catalan pro-independence leader, "should have been given immunity to take up his seat in the European...

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Dec 18, 2019

Catalonia: Will Spain enter dialogues?

UNPO welcomes the move by Pedro Sanchez, the acting Prime Minister of Spain, to meet with Catalonia's pro-independence regional head should his role as premier is confirmed by the national parliament....

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Dec 15, 2019

Ahwazi: Iran arrests 1,000 children

AHRO sources reported that Iranian authorities have arrested about 1,000 children between the ages of nine and 17 in the southwestern province of Khuzestan following the November anti-government protests...

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Dec 12, 2019

Hmong: UNPO at Laos UPR Pre-session

On 12 December 2019 UNPO's General Secretary, Ralph Bunche, spoke at the pre-session for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for Laos.

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Dec 12, 2019

Guam: Hearing on UNPO membership

On 12 December 2019, a public hearing was held at the Guam Legistlature relative to supporting Guam's application for membeship to UNPO. Chaired by Speaker Tina Rose Muña Barnes, the session heard...

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Dec 11, 2019

Urumqi, Gwadar & Duisburg: 3 Belt & Road...

On 11 December 2019, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) held a conference in Berlin to discuss the consequences of China’s Belt and Road Initiative for minorities around the...

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Dec 10, 2019

Bougainville Referendum: An Example for Governments...

In a referendum held on 24 November 2019, the people of Bougainville, an archipelago of islands in the Solomon sea, voted overwhelmingly to become an independent state from Papua New Guinea. The referendum...

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Dec 10, 2019

European Union to Set Up Sanctions Regime Against...

The European Union (EU) has agreed to start working on legislation that will allow the EU to sanction individuals accused of human rights abuses worldwide, mirroring the Magnitsky Act in the United States,...

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