WUC – UNPO Report: Uyghur Leadership Training Seminar 2007 (The Hague, Netherlands)

World Uyghur Congress, 11 May 2007

This report is the result of the “Uyghur Leadership Training Seminar” held from 6 – 10 May 2007 in The Hague, Netherlands. The seminar was jointly organised by the WUC and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), and funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

In addition to promoting the Uyghur cause during the event itself, the core objective was to enable present and future Uyghur leaders to become themselves more effective international proponents of their rights.

The seminar offered Uyghur leaders from around the world a forum to exchange ideas, discuss strategies and explore joint initiatives, as well as providing an opportunity to meet experts and practitioners in fields ranging from democracy promotion and nonviolent action to international law and human rights. Lectures were complemented by interactive workshops and discussions, as well as visits to institutions such as the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the International Criminal Court (ICC), and the European Parliament, with the aim of providing background knowledge and concrete advice and recommendations for the present and future work and direction of the Uyghur leadership community.

The report can be downloaded here.