Business, Development and Human Rights

Apr 18, 2019

Hmong: Religious Persecution Continues in Vietnam

In Vietnam, Hmong Christians continue to endure persecution by the Vietnamese authorities because of their religious beliefs. While Hanoi has implemented significant restrictions on religious freedom, the arbitrary arrests and detentions of Hmong Christians are framed as defending national unity and security. This adds to the marginalisation of the Hmong community in Vietnam and the wider region.

Apr 18, 2019

Hmong: Religious Persecution Continues in Vie...

In Vietnam, Hmong Christians continue to endure persecution by the Vietnamese authorities because of their religious beliefs. While Hanoi has implemented significant restrictions on religious freedom,...

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Apr 18, 2019

Tibet: Student Denouncing Lack of Job Opportunities...

A Tibetan student, expressing critique about the declining number of job opportunities for Tibetans, is currently detained by the Chinese authorities. Ethnic Tibetans are increasingly disadvantaged as...

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Apr 15, 2019

Southern Mongolia: Historian Tried in Closed-Door...

On 4 April 2019, Mongolian historian Mr Lhamjab A. Borjigin has been tried in a closed-door hearing following accusations of “national separatism” and “illegal publication” by the...

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Apr 15, 2019

Batwa: Exclusion from Genocide Commemorations

As the Rwandan government continues to enforce a policy of denial of ethnic differences in Rwandan society, the yearly commemorations of the Rwandan genocide have overlooked the consequences of the conflict...

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Apr 11, 2019

UNPO Roundtable at the European Parliament Discusses...

Yesterday, 10 April 2019, UNPO held a roundtable at the European Parliament titled Protecting minorities in Pakistan through EU Mechanism, hosted by MEP Csaba Sógor (EPP) and with the participation...

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Mar 18, 2019

European Parliament Adopts Resolution on Human...

On Wednesday 13 March 2019, the European Parliament voted a joint motion for a resolution on Iran and more particularly the treatment of human rights defenders in the country. Seven out of the eight political...

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Mar 05, 2019

West Papua : Indonesian Government Deploys Hundreds...

The situation in West Papua is increasingly drastic as Indonesia ramps up the military pressure in the region. An example of this can be found in the sudden deployment of 600 soldiers to safeguard a new...

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Feb 22, 2019

West Papua: UN Experts Statement Condemns Human...

  In a joint statement, five United Nations (UN) experts condemn the general lack of investigations into allegations of human rights violations in West Papua. This follows the recent torture of a...

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