Self-Determination

Sep 19, 2019

DC Statehood debated in Congress

On 19 September 2019, the US Congress will debate the possibility of statehood for the District of Columbia, which represents over 658,000 disenfranchised citizens of the United States that contribute to their District by paying taxes, but lack full representation in Congress.  In support of the campaign for statehood, the UNPO will submit to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights...

Sep 19, 2019

DC Statehood debated in Congress

On 19 September 2019, the US Congress will debate the possibility of statehood for the District of Columbia, which represents over 658,000 disenfranchised citizens of the United States that contribute...

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Sep 11, 2019

Catalonia: Calls for Mass Demonstrations in Barcelona...

On the occasion of Catalonia’s National Day, which commemorates Barcelona’s last defence in 1714, mass demonstrations in Barcelona are planned today [11 September 2019] to bring the issue of...

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Sep 10, 2019

East Turkestan: Chinese Government Hacks Telecommunication...

According to recent news reports, the Chinese government has deployed hackers to track the location of persons belonging to the ethnic Uyghur population travelling overseas to Malaysia, India, Kazakhstan,...

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Sep 09, 2019

Catalonia: Case of Oriol Junqueras Raised at European...

The case of Catalan leader Oriol Junqueras, who has been jailed by Spanish authorities for his involvement in Catalonia’s 2017 independence referendum, will be heard at the European Court of Justice...

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Sep 03, 2019

West Papua: Indonesian Security Forces Fire on...

The Indonesian police is responding with increased violence to weeks of protests in West Papua that call for an end to the systemic discrimination and abuse of West Papuans by Indonesian authorities. Since...

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Sep 02, 2019

Balochistan: Hundreds of Baloch Rights Activists...

According to various human rights watchdogs, hundreds of Baloch persons have been forcibly disappeared and killed by the Pakistani security forces as part of a state policy known as kill and dump. The...

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Aug 28, 2019

West Papua: Protests Spotlight Demand for Independence...

One week after the violent suppression of demonstrations in the region, protesters gathered once again on Monday in order to denounce racism and reiterate demands for self-determination. While West Papuan...

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Aug 27, 2019

East Turkestan: Ilham Tohti Finalist for the Vaclav...

Ilham Tohti, a Uyghur scholar who has been serving a life sentence in Chinese prison since 2014, has been chosen as a finalist for the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize. Being a finalist for the prize, which...

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