INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: “Uyghurs Call for Dialogue with China – Implementation of the Chinese Constitution to Safeguard and Protect the Rights of the Uyghur people”

European Parliament 29 – 30 April 2010

Mr. Niccolò Rinaldi MEP is convening a two-day conference entitled ‘Dialogue with China – Implementation of the Chinese Constitution to Safeguard and Protect the Rights of the Uyghur People’ at the European Parliament in Brussels on 29-30 April 2010 in collaboration with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and the World Uyghur Congress (WUC).

The conference will be opened by Ms. Rebiya Kadeer, President of the WUC, before international experts, MEPs, and researchers enter into a comprehensive presentation and discussion of human rights and minority protection, Chinese constitutional rights and Uyghur – Chinese relations.

A conference report will be made publicly available at the close of the event, which will contain transcripts of the panellists’ contributions.

A detailed programme of the conference will be available soon.

Registration required.

Place and date of event:

29 – 30 April 2010

European Parliament

60, rue Wiertz

Altiero Spinelli Building

Room A3 G2

For media queries please contact:

Andrew Swan

+32 (0)472 577 518

press conference will take place on: Thursday 29 April 2010, 13.30 – 14.00h

Room ANNA POLITKOVSKAYA (PHS 0A50), European Parliament

For registration please send an email with your full name, date of birth and place of residence to:

Deadline for registration: 21 April 2010

Further information on the conference:

Press release SAVE THE DATE 07 April 2010 English version

Press release SAVE THE DATE 07 April 2010 Turkish version

Past events on East Turkestan:

2009 Hearing: World Uyghur Congress and UNPO at EU Parliament

2009 Conference: East Turkestan: 60 Years Under China

UNPO & WUC Spearheading Uyghur Leadership Training Seminar

Information on East Turkestan:

East Turkestan UNPO Member Profile

UNPO Report: “Repression in China- Roots and Repercussions of the Urumqi Unrest”

East Turkestan: The Canadian Federal Experience – What can we learn from it for China’s future fede

East Turkestan: WS on Discrimination Against Uyghurs in China

Tibet: Dalai Lama Voices Support For Uyghurs

Cultural Policy in East Turkestan

East Turkestan: Amnesty International report 2004