Publications related to East Turkestan

Feb 28, 2022

Refugee Espionage: An EU Model

Awareness of third-country espionage activity within the EU has increased in recent years following a series of high-profile cases. In April 2021, the UNPO published a report highlighting the extent and wide-scope of this activity. This built off of a series of investigations conducted by the UNPO since 2016 into the extent to which authoritarian states seek to limit the voices of their detractors...

Feb 28, 2022

Refugee Espionage: An EU Model

As part of its Compromised Spaces campaign, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) has published a briefling paper on the criminalizaiton of "refugee espionage", the the rising phenomenon...

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Jan 31, 2022

UNPO Submits Complaint to UN on China-Pakistan...

The UNPO's intervention follows five years of research and community consultation on the issue of the Belt and Road Initiative. Our work has indicated that, through its Belt and Road Initiative abroad...

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Apr 15, 2021

Compromised Space: Foreign State Reprisals against...

Based on the experience of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), this report outlines reprisals suffered by European citizens and residents, on the sovereign territories of Europe,...

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Jan 08, 2021

Compromised Space: COVID-19 and exclusion of unrepresented...

Building on the 2019 report Compromised Space: Bullying and Blocking at the UN Human Rights Mechanisms, this report documents the challenges that “unrepresented diplomats” have faced in the...

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Apr 01, 2020

A Tale of Three Ports: The Impact of the Belt...

The first chapter looks into the most important development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): the expansion of the deep-water sea port in Gwadar. Following a deal shrouded in mystery between...

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Oct 27, 2014

UNPO Alternative Report for CEDAW Documents Systematic...

  The Alternative Report aims to evaluate compliance with and implementation of the provisions of the Convention by the Chinese Government with regard to particular cases of the Tibetan and Uyghur...

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Sep 01, 2014

When Secrecy Allows Atrocity: UNPO Launches Report...

  The Members of UNPO are no strangers to the reality of enforced disappearances. Indigenous peoples and minority groups are disproportionately affected by enfroced disappearances in their struggles...

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Mar 20, 2014

UNPO reports to the UN CESCR on abuses in China,...

UNPO has submitted three alternative reports in relation with the 52nd session of the Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (CESCR) regarding the People’s Republic of China, the Republic...

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Nov 28, 2013

European Parliament Conference Highlights Tenacity...

Brussels, 20 December 2013 – On 17 December 2013, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), in collaboration with Niccolò Rinaldi MEP and the World Uyghur Congress, convened...

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Oct 21, 2013

Universal Periodic Review: UNPO Calls for Scrutiny...

Earlier this month, seven Uyghurs were shot dead in East Turkestan and in August, 34 Uyghurs were shot dead in Poskam and Kargilik (in Chinese, Yecheng) counties while four Tibetans were killed during...

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Apr 02, 2013

UNPO Report Highlights Severe Marginalization...

UNPO has submitted an Alternative Report to the UN Committee on the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights ahead of the Pre-Sessional Working Group Session on China in May 2013. The report underlines the...

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Mar 05, 2013

Report Details Persecution of UNPO Members in...

   UNPO has recently submitted a report on the occasion of the 17th Session of the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR), due to take place in Geneva, in October 2013. The report highlights...

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Aug 03, 2011

UN Human Rights Committee Expresses Concern About...

Below is an article published by UNPO: Following its 102nd Session, the Human Rights Committee has issued a number of strong recommendations to both Ethiopia and Kazakhstan regarding their violations...

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Dec 22, 2010

UNPO Delegation Makes Impact At UN Forum

  22 December 2010   Two UNPO staff members led a delegation of over 20 representatives of 11 minority groups to participate in the Forum, which took place over the course of three days at...

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Nov 13, 2009

UNPO Report: "Repression in China- Roots...

The General Secretary of the World Uyghur Congress, Mr. Dolkun Isa, and UNPO General Secretary, Mr. Marino Busdachin have concluded a round of meetings in which Members of the European Parliament (MEP)...

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Mar 12, 2006

East Turkestan: WS on Discrimination Against Uyghurs...

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS Sixty-second session Item 6 of the provisional agenda RACISM, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, XENOPHOBIA AND ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION Written statement* submitted by the International...

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Dec 21, 2005

Chinas Minorities: the Case of Xinjiang and the...

Report on East Turkestan, prepared for the UN Commission on Human Rights, Working Group on Minorities, May 2003 Although the history of China's minority policy in Xinjiang is rather unique, it illustrates...

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Nov 22, 2004

East Turkestan: The Canadian Federal Experience...

Untitled Document China's Future is a Flexible Federal System China has been trying to modernize itself for the past 100 years. But China still faces major hurdles going forward....

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Jul 09, 2004

Escalating Refoulement of Uyghur Refugees

The Uyghur American Association is deeply concerned about the rising number of peaceful Uyghur dissidents being returned to the People’s Republic of China. Although media attention has raised...

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Jun 23, 2004

East Turkestan: The unsettled west of China

Joshua Kurlantzick From Foreign Affairs, July/August 2004 Summary: Three new books detail Xinjiang's long history of oppression. As they show, Beijing's rule there has always been harsh --...

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May 27, 2004

East Turkestan: Amnesty International report ...

China Despite a few positive steps, no attempt was made to introduce the fundamental legal and institutional reforms necessary to bring an end to serious human rights violations. Tens of thousands...

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