Business, Development and Human Rights

Jun 15, 2020

East Turkestan: Forced labour used in clothing manufacture

Hundreds of global companies buy cotton and have goods made in Xinjiang, China, where over 1 million Uyghurs are estimated to be detained, many doing forced labour. Recently proposed US legislation targeting forced labour, as well as the recent disruption to Chinese manufacturing, give brands leverage to effect change, a human rights body has said. Last week the US House of Representatives adopted...

Jun 15, 2020

East Turkestan: Forced labour used in clothing...

Hundreds of global companies buy cotton and have goods made in Xinjiang, China, where over 1 million Uyghurs are estimated to be detained, many doing forced labour. Recently proposed US legislation targeting...

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Jun 12, 2020

Tibet: Native Police Applicants Rejected Over...

Tibetans seeking to work as auxiliary policy officers in Tibetan areas of China are being barred from employment over a wide array of concerns, a Tibetan advocacy group stated on Thursday. Reasons to refuse...

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Jun 10, 2020

Freedom of Religion: China, Iran, Pakistan, Nigeria,...

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has recently released its report on religious freedom around the world. Included in the report is an updated list of countries that...

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Jun 09, 2020

Assyria: Christians Fear For Their Future In Turkey...

Many Assyrians living in southern Turkey fear for their future, as few communities remain in their ancestral homeland. Assyrians were persecuted during the 20th century and in the late 1980s and 1990s,...

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Jun 08, 2020

Chittagong Hill Tracts: HR Report June

On 5 June 2020, the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti released its latest monthly report on the human rights situation of the Jumma people in Chittagong Hill Tracts. Overall, the report notes...

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Jun 08, 2020

West Papua: Harsh Prison Sentences for Protes...

Indonesian prosecutors have demanded a 17-year prison sentence for West Papuan activist Buchtar Tabuni. Tabuni is one of seven political prisoners who have been trialled in East Kalimantan. The accusations...

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Jun 03, 2020

Southern Mongolia: Herders protest Land Seizu...

More than 400 Southern Mongolian herders have protested against the Chinese government's decision to seize their land in the name of "nature conservancy", with more than 200 having been arrested. The protesters,...

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