Business, Development and Human Rights

Jul 03, 2020

Balochistan: Gwadar "Left Behind" by CPEC

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 village, Gwadar has become home to a large deep-sea port and the subject of national and international debate. However, the people from the remote fishing communities, who make up over 70% of the...

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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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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