Self-Determination

Jun 08, 2020

Taiwan: GCTF Providing Effective Platform for Scientific Cooperation

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 bodies like the World Health Organization (WHO) has, over the years, led to much frustration from those who would see Taiwan's voice heard at international forums. In 2015, Taiwan, together with the...

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 People's...

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 06, 2020

Coronavirus: Unrepresented & Alone

Excluded from participation in international governance mechanisms, states with limited recognition are responding bravely, but alone, to COVID-19. Marginalized at home, unrepresented peoples are struggling...

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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 05, 2020

Unrepresented People of the United States of ...

In October 2019, the UNPO submitted a report to the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights highlighting the long-standing denial of voting and representation rights to the people of the District...

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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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Jun 03, 2020

Southern Mongolia: Herders protest Land Seizu...

More than 400 Southern Mongolian herders have protested against the Chinese government's decision to seize their land in the name of "nature conservancy", with more than 200 having been arrested. The protesters,...

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May 28, 2020

Hong Kong: No Longer Autonomous Despite Treaty...

The United States today announced that it would not continue its special trade relations with Hong Kong, announcing that it no longer considers Hong Kong as autonomous from China for trade and economic...

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