Business, Development and Human Rights

Aug 27, 2019

East Turkestan: Ilham Tohti Finalist for the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize

Ilham Tohti, a Uyghur scholar who has been serving a life sentence in Chinese prison since 2014, has been chosen as a finalist for the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize. Being a finalist for the prize, which honours outstanding civil society action in defence of human rights both in Europe and beyond, constitutes great recognition for his tireless work in raising the human rights concerns of the Uyghur...

Aug 27, 2019

East Turkestan: Ilham Tohti Finalist for the Vaclav...

Ilham Tohti, a Uyghur scholar who has been serving a life sentence in Chinese prison since 2014, has been chosen as a finalist for the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize. Being a finalist for the prize, which...

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Aug 23, 2019

West Papua: Indonesia Ramps Up Efforts to Violently...

Against the backdrop of ongoing demonstrations by West Papuans, whose demands for a independence referendum have become increasingly vocal, Indonesian authorities have stepped up its efforts to quell the...

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Aug 22, 2019

High Representative Mogherini Expresses Increased...

On the occasion of the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence based on Religion or Belief, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini,...

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Aug 21, 2019

Taiwan: Political Asylum Offered to Hong Kong...

Last month [July 2019], Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen stated that participants in the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests would be allowed political asylum in Taiwan. According to the Taiwan’s Mainland...

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Aug 20, 2019

#NoRightsNoGames2022: Campaign to End Uyghur Human...

Ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics that are scheduled to take place in Beijing, UNPO Member the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) has launched a campaign to call upon China to respect the human rights of Uyghurs...

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Aug 20, 2019

Iranian Kurdistan: Open Letter to the Ministries...

On the 17th of August 2019, UNPO Member the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) has sent an open letter to the Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian Ministries of Foreign Affairs on the occasion...

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Aug 19, 2019

West Papua: Large Protests Erupt After Wave of...

Tensions in West Papua are rising as many West Papuans have joined demonstrations to protest against the physical abuse and arrest of West Papuan students last week. During these arrests, the Indonesian...

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Aug 19, 2019

East Turkestan: Uyghur Appointed as China Director...

United States policy with regards to China, which has predominantly focused on economic relations during recent times, might be increasingly directed towards addressing the human rights abuses in China’s...

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