Business, Development and Human Rights

Jul 19, 2020

Gilgit Baltistan: Diamer Dam Is China's Way Of "Marking Territory"

The construction of the Diamer Dam in the Gilgit Baltistan region is being seen as a way for China to counter growing Indian influence in the region by cementing its economic and infrastructure ties with Pakistan. According to Senge H Sering, director of the Washington-based Institute of Gilgit Baltistan Studies, building the dam is "China's way of marking the territory" in Gilgit Baltistan. Sering...

Jul 19, 2020

Gilgit Baltistan: Diamer Dam Is China's Way...

The construction of the Diamer Dam in the Gilgit Baltistan region is being seen as a way for China to counter growing Indian influence in the region by cementing its economic and infrastructure ties with...

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Jul 17, 2020

Over 60 Canadian Lawmakers Call For Sanctions...

Over 60 Canadian lawmakers called for Magnitsky law sanctions against Chinese officials responsible for alleged human rights abuses in Hong Kong, Tibet, and Xinjiang in an open letter addressed to the...

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Jul 16, 2020

Balochistan: Pakistan Extends Chinese Mining Contract...

Last week, the Pakistani government allowed a Chinese mining company access to continue its copper and gold extraction in the Balochistan province of Pakistan, having renewed its contract for a further...

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Jul 03, 2020

Balochistan: Gwadar "Left Behind" by...

Concerns have been growing around the future of the Pakistani city of Gwadar and its role in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (a key part of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Once a remote fishing...

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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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