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Human Rights in China (HRIC), 29 July 2011
In concluding observations and recommendations released today, a United Nations expert body noted with concern that Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member state Kazakhstan “may be willing to rely” on diplomatic assurances provided within the SCO framework “to return foreign nationals to countries where torture and serious human rights violations might occur.” Human Rights in China (HRIC) welcomes these expert conclusions in light of Kazakhstan’s practice of returning Uyghur asylum seekers to fellow SCO member state China – most recently Ershidin Israil – and of returning asylum seekers and refugees to other SCO member states as well, including the return in June of 28 Uzbek refugees to Uzbekistan.
The United Nations Human Rights Committee included this concern in its Concluding Observations on the Initial report of Kazakhstan, regarding the government’s implementation of the human rights obligations enshrined in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR or “Covenant”), which Kazakhstan ratified in 2006. The Committee further expressed its concern that “individuals, particularly Uzbek and Chinese nationals, who might have valid claims for asylum or refugee status have no protection under the principle of non-refoulement . . . .” It recommended that Kazakhstan “monitor the treatment of such persons after their return and take appropriate action when [diplomatic] assurances are not fulfilled. Furthermore, [Kazakhstan] should fully comply with the principle of non-refoulement and ensure that all persons in need of international protection receive appropriate and fair treatment at all stages in compliance with the Covenant.”
4th INTERNATIONAL MARCH FOR FREEDOM OF OPPRESSED PEOPLES AND MINORITIES
BERLIN, PARIS, ROME
SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER 2011, 3 p.m.
The Liberal Culture Association SOCIETA’ LIBERA, independent and non partisan, has organized for a long time events aiming at safeguarding the principle of Freedom, considered both as an individual right as well as the right for the self-determination of Peoples.
Società Libera, being consistent with its own conception of Liberalism, which acknowledges a supremacy and a central role to the Person and to his natural rights, has been promoting for three years the International March for Freedom in Rome. This is a silent demonstration that aims to rally public opinion in defence of the freedom of Burmese, Iranian, Tibetan and Uyghur Peoples, and to give a wider visibility to whoever is fighting for freedom in the world.
Considering the worsening condition of human rights in the world, it is not enough to show a general solidarity or to demonstrate separately for single situations.Continue Reading →
March 15, 2011 in the Centre International de Conférence de Genève
SUDAN: THE POST REFERENDUM FUTURE
ZIMBABWE: THE STRUGGLE AGAINST BRUTALITY
UGANDA: COUNTERING THE ASSAULT ON LGBT
CHINA: WHY NOBEL LAUREATE LIU XIAOBO IS BEHIND BARS
IRAN: COMBATING CRUELTY, FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE
TURKMENISTAN: FACING DEATH TO PROMOTE DEMOCRACY
NORTH KOREA: SURVIVING THE GULAG
POLITICAL PRISONNERS IN CUBA
REVOLUTION IN EGYPT: THE FREEDOM GENERATION
THE STATE OF INTERNET FREEDOM: CYBER-DISSIDENTS SPEAK
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Honorary Chair: Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureateContinue Reading →
UNPO, 22 December 2010
UNPO — Two UNPO staff members led a delegation of over 20 representatives of 11 minority groups to participate in the Forum, which took place over the course of three days at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Represented groups included Assyria, the Ahwazi Arabs, Balochistan, the Degar Montagnards, East Turkestan, the Khmer Krom, the Iranian Kurds, the Mon, the Ogaden, the Oromo, and West Balochistan.Continue Reading →
UNPO, 14 December 2010
UNPO — The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization joined forces with Minority Rights Group International Tuesday to bring attention to widespread violations of minority rights through natural resource development projects.Continue Reading →
UNPO, 10 December 2010
UNPO — Today, we, a group of ten non-governmental organizations – Students for a Free Tibet, Human Rights in China, Amnesty International, Human Rights First, Human Rights Watch, International Campaign for Tibet, International Federation for Human Rights, Tibetan Youth Congress of New York & New Jersey, Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, and the Uyghur American Association – congratulate the independent Chinese intellectual, scholar, and activist Liu Xiaobo for being awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, and call on the Chinese government to release Liu from prison unconditionally.Continue Reading →
UNPO, 10 December 2016
UNPO — The 10th of December will mark the 2010 International Human Rights Day celebrations. UNPO wants to manifest this special day as an opportunity for learning from past failures and promising improvement for the future.Continue Reading →