Business, Development and Human Rights

Jun 29, 2020

China: UN Experts Call For Measures To Protect Freedoms

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, in particular in East Turkistan, Tibet and Hong Kong. Having only permitted five independent experts visits, despite numerous requests by Special Procedures, UN experts urge the Government...

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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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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