Business, Development and Human Rights

May 11, 2020

Crimean Tatars: Community Over-represented in Crime Statistics

Despite constituting only 11% of the population on the Crimean peninsula, Crimean Tatars are significantly over-represented in arrest and imprisonment figures in Russian-occupied Crimea. According to some experts, this represents "the systematic suppression of pro-Ukrainian sentiment in Crimea, as well as to the escalation of repression against the Crimean Tatar people." 

May 11, 2020

Crimean Tatars: Community Over-represented in...

Despite constituting only 11% of the population on the Crimean peninsula, Crimean Tatars are significantly over-represented in arrest and imprisonment figures in Russian-occupied Crimea. According to some...

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May 10, 2020

Tibet: Political Prisoner Dies in China after...

Former Tibetan political activist Choekyi died at his home in China’s Sichuan province after the authorities repeatedly denied him medial treatment after harsh treatment in prison. Choukyi was arrested...

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May 08, 2020

Hmong: Christians Harrased By Government

The Christian minority in Laos remains subject to harassment and discrimination by local officials, in spite of an updated law protecting religious freedoms. In Luang Prabang province, religious rights...

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May 07, 2020

East Turkestan: Brands in UK Accused of Sourcing...

Large brands in the UK, such as H&M, Uniqlo, Muji and IKEA have been named in a document submitted to the British government last week setting out the legal case for the country’s customs...

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May 04, 2020

Coronavirus: Human Rights in CHT

A widely celebrated festival of the Jumma peoples in the Chittagong Hill Tracts has been postponed to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Thousands of Jumma workers in other parts of Bangladesh...

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Apr 29, 2020

Ogaden: Fears over China's Gas Pipeline

On 24 April, the Ethiopian government signed a deal with Hong Kong-based multi-billion dollar Chinese petroleum and natural gas developer, GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited. According to the agreement,...

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Apr 26, 2020

West Papua: Indonesia Continues Mining

Indonesia is bringing coal mining to West Papua despite an independence movement that has contested Jakarta’s claims to the region’s resources for almost 60 years and faced violent repression....

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Apr 24, 2020

Coronavirus: Crimean Tatars Forbidden to Wear...

As the coronavirus spreads in Russia-occupied Crimea, Crimean Tatar activists are being warned not to cover their faces by the Russian authorities in the name of counter-extremism, which conversely comes...

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