Business, Development and Human Rights

Dec 11, 2019

East Turkestan: UNPO Welcomes U.S. Uyghur Act Calling for China Sanctions

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) welcomes the passage of the Uyghur Act by the U.S. House of Representatives, approved on 3 December with a virtually unanimous vote of 407 to 1. Following the passage of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act in September, the new bill calls for tougher sanctions on senior Chinese officials involved in the country’s mass detention of its Uyghur,...

Dec 11, 2019

East Turkestan: UNPO Welcomes U.S. Uyghur Act...

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) welcomes the passage of the Uyghur Act by the U.S. House of Representatives, approved on 3 December with a virtually unanimous vote of 407 to 1....

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Dec 11, 2019

European Union to Set Up Sanctions Regime Against...

The European Union (EU) has agreed to start working on legislation that will allow the EU to sanction individuals accused of human rights abuses worldwide, mirroring the Magnitsky Act in the United States,...

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Nov 06, 2019

Roundtable: Compromised Space at the United N...

Compromised Space: How the EU Can Address Blocking, Bullying and Reprisals at the United Nations against Minorities and Indigenous Rights Defenders? Roundtable Discussion 6 November 2019 | 11:00 - 12:30 Room...

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Oct 21, 2019

Tibet: China Destroys One of the Largest Buddhist...

Recent satellite imagery has revealed that China has partially destroyed Yarchen Gar – one of the world’s largest Tibetan Buddhist sites. The demolition followed the deployment of nearly eight...

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Oct 15, 2019

Iranian Kurdistan: Kurdish Protesters Take to...

Over the last days, global protests took place against the Turkish military offensive in the Northeast of Syria. In Iranian Kurdistan, 400 protesters gathered at Iqbal Square in Sanandaj last Friday [11...

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Oct 11, 2019

Ogoni: Dutch Case Presents Renewed Opportunity...

The hearings taking place during the Kiobel v Shell case held in The Hague present a renewed opportunity to hold Shell accountable for its gross human rights abuses in Nigeria. The case will bring to the...

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Oct 08, 2019

East Turkestan: The United States Bans 28 Chinese...

In light of the continued suppression, detention, and mass surveillance of the Uyghurs by the Chinese government, the United States has blacklisted 28 Chinese public security companies, which potentially...

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Oct 07, 2019

Oromo: Athletes Raise Awareness of Human Rights...

Since 2001 Eritrea has become a militarized state where the government started arresting journalists and representatives who demanded democratic reforms for the country as well as to repress freedom of...

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