Business, Development and Human Rights

Jun 20, 2019

Tibet: Successful Campaign Against Google Search Engine in China

After growing pressure from Tibetan, Chinese and Uyghur rights activists, Google has announced that it will refrain from offering a search engine in the People’s Republic of China. Over the last 10 months, this broad coalition of activists raised its concerns about Google’s plans, known as ‘Project Dragonfly’. The activists argued that a Google search engine in China would compromise...

Jun 20, 2019

Tibet: Successful Campaign Against Google Search...

After growing pressure from Tibetan, Chinese and Uyghur rights activists, Google has announced that it will refrain from offering a search engine in the People’s Republic of China. Over the last...

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Jun 17, 2019

East Turkestan: Concerns Over Visit by UN Counterterrorism...

UN undersecretary general for counterterrorism Vladimir Voronkov has visited China’s Xinjiang province, which has become known for its detention centres in which over one million detained Uyghurs...

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Jun 06, 2019

West Papua: Activists Claim Successful Boycott...

In the light of continuing military violence in West Papua since the Indonesian national elections last April [2019], West Papuan activists claim that their boycott of these elections has been a success....

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Jun 05, 2019

Catalonia: Demands Gather for Release of Political...

In a new report by the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, the imprisonment of three Catalan independence leaders has been described as “arbitrary”. In the report, which was released last...

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Jun 05, 2019

East Turkestan: U.S. Bill to Sanction Chinese...

In the face of the continuing crackdown on Uyghur Muslims in the Chinese province of Xinjiang, Uyghur rights advocates have been urging the U.S. Congress to ratify the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of...

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Jun 04, 2019

30 Years After Tiananmen Square: The Endurance...

30 years ago, in the spring of 1989, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Beijing and assembled at Tiananmen Square, demanding democracy, freedom of speech and an end to the widespread...

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May 28, 2019

Assyria: Growing Number of Diaspora Reconnecting...

A growing number of Assyrians from diaspora communities are travelling to Iraq in order to reconnect with their ethnic and cultural heritage. Organisations such as GISHRU, who are coordinating such journeys...

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May 28, 2019

Iran: Water Mismanagement Negatively Affects Ethnic...

On 22 May 2019, the Brussels International Center for Research and Human Rights (BIC) published a report titled Iran and Climate Refugees: An Alarming Situation. The report identified the severe environmental...

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