Business, Development and Human Rights

Jul 02, 2020

Oromo: 80 Killed in Clashes

Two days of civil unrest in Ethiopia has led to the deaths of 80 people. The unrest was caused by the murder of an Oromo singer Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, whose music "was the soundtrack to a generation of young Oromos who led the protests" in 2018. According to the Guardian, these most recent protests "tapped into grievances fuelled by decades of government repression". Moreover, the arrest...

Jul 02, 2020

Oromo: 80 Killed in Clashes

Two days of civil unrest in Ethiopia has led to the deaths of 80 people. The unrest was caused by the murder of an Oromo singer Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, whose music "was the soundtrack to a...

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Jul 01, 2020

Pakistan: UN Experts Appalled By Disappearance...

On 13 November 2019, Idris Khattak, a leading human rights defender in Pakistan, went missing. Despite calls for over six months from the UN for Pakistan to disclose his whereabouts, nothing was disclosed....

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Jun 30, 2020

Western Togoland: Ghanaian Opposition Condemns...

The National Democratic Congress (NDC), the main political opposition in Ghana, has condemned the military deployment in Western Togoland (Volta Region) ahead of the 2020 Ghanaian elections. The move has...

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Jun 30, 2020

Hong Kong: China Further Usurps Hong Kong Aut...

A new Chinese National Security Law, which will allow amongst others China to extradite people from Hong Kong it deems as criminals to the mainland, has been passed by Chinese lawmakers. Included in the...

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Jun 29, 2020

China: UN Experts Call For Measures To Protect...

The United Nations experts call on the international community and the Human Rights Council to take urgent and concrete action to ensure China respects human rights and abides by its international obligations,...

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Jun 24, 2020

Taiwan: Easier Access for Hong Kongers for Humanitarian...

Taiwan announced recently that it will remove travel restrictions for Hong Kongers wanting to leave the city, despite current coronavirus restrictions. On the 23rd anniversary of the British handover of...

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Jun 18, 2020

East Turkestan: Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act...

Yesterday, US president Donald Trump signed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020, making it the first law anywhere in the world to address the human rights crisis in East Turkestan. The law is celebrated...

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Jun 15, 2020

East Turkestan: Forced labour used in clothing...

Hundreds of global companies buy cotton and have goods made in Xinjiang, China, where over 1 million Uyghurs are estimated to be detained, many doing forced labour. Recently proposed US legislation targeting...

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