Self-Determination

Jun 09, 2020

District of Columbia: House Leader Promises Statehood Bill Vote This Year

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer promised that a bill granting statehood to Washington, D.C. would be brought to the House floor this year. In light of the current anti-racism protests, Hoyer stated that the push for statehood is now more urgent then ever.

Jun 09, 2020

District of Columbia: House Leader Promises Statehood...

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer promised that a bill granting statehood to Washington, D.C. would be brought to the House floor this year. In light of the current anti-racism protests, Hoyer stated that...

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Jun 09, 2020

Assyria: Christians Fear For Their Future In Turkey...

Many Assyrians living in southern Turkey fear for their future, as few communities remain in their ancestral homeland. Assyrians were persecuted during the 20th century and in the late 1980s and 1990s,...

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Jun 08, 2020

Chittagong Hill Tracts: HR Report June

On 5 June 2020, the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti released its latest monthly report on the human rights situation of the Jumma people in Chittagong Hill Tracts. Overall, the report notes...

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Jun 08, 2020

West Papua: Harsh Prison Sentences for Protes...

Indonesian prosecutors have demanded a 17-year prison sentence for West Papuan activist Buchtar Tabuni. Tabuni is one of seven political prisoners who have been trialled in East Kalimantan. The accusations...

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Jun 08, 2020

Taiwan: GCTF Providing Effective Platform for...

The unofficial diplomatic network developed between Taiwan and other countries has provided the largely-unrecognised state with significant success over recent years. Taiwan's exclusion from international...

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Jun 08, 2020

The Role of States to Protect the Sahrawi Peoples'...

UNPO was recently asked by the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights to submit and advisory opinion on issue of state responsibility to facilitate and protect the rights of the people of Western...

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Jun 05, 2020

Catalonia: Spain Denies UN WGAD Findings

A year ago, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions (WGAD) issued an opinion on the case of the Catalan political prisoners. The WGAD is a mechanism that was set up to provide a fast and...

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Jun 04, 2020

Hong Kong: Tienanmen Commemoration Restricted

31 years after the event took place, the Tienanmen Square protests have been commemorated around the world. Hong Kong in particular has commemorated the pro-democracy demonstrations every year with large...

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