Weekly Brief, 07 October 2022

NEWS

UN Human Rights Council Votes Down a Debate on the Human Rights Situation in East Turkistan
On October 8th, the U.N. rights council voted down a resolution to hold a debate about human rights abuses by China against Uyghurs and other Muslims in East Turkistan. 17 Members of the Human Rights Council voted in favour, 11 abstained, and 19 countries voted against. This is only the second time in the council’s 16-year history that a motion has been rejected and is seen by observers as a setback to both accountability efforts and the credibility of the Human Rights Council itself.

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Press Release: Uyghur Groups Urge UN Member States to Vote “Yes” on Steps Towards Accountability

Press Release – For immediate release
26 September 2022
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

A group of 66 Uyghur organizations from 20 countries welcome a draft resolution tabled at the Human Rights Council calling for a debate on the Uyghur issue, and urges governments to support its passage.

“The international community must remember its obligation to end atrocity crimes like genocide and crimes against humanity,” said Dolkun Isa, President of the World Uyghur Congress. “Justice must be served.”

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Press Release: WUC Calls on Japanese Government to Take Meaningful Action in Response to the Uyghur Genocide

Press Release – For immediate release
26 September 2022
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is calling upon the Japanese government to take meaningful and tangible action in response to the strong findings of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) concerning the Uyghur and other Turkic peoples in East Turkistan.

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FINAL VERSION OF THE UYGHUR TRIBUNAL JUDGEMNT INCLUDING APPENDICES

 

On September 20, 2022, the Uighur Tribunal published its full verdict with appendices. It follows the Tribunal’s 2021 judgement, which concluded that the Chinese Communist government’s atrocities against the Uighurs and other Turkic peoples in East Turkestan constitute genocide and crimes against humanity.

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JOINT STATEMENT: CIVIL SOCIETY CALLS FOR JOINT ACTION AT THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL’S 51 SESSION

The World Uyghur Congress, Advocates for Justice and Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, Uyghur Human Rights Project, International Service for Human Rights, Amnesty International call upon Members and Observers of the 51st Human rights council to respond to the OHCHR’s finding on the Uyghurs with tangible actions.

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Press Release: WUC Welcomes UN Experts’ Communication on Uyghur Report

Press Release – For Immediate Release
08 September, 2022
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) welcomes the latest communication issued by a group of 25 UN Special Procedure mandate-holders. The experts expressed their deep concerns about the grave human rights abuses taking place in East Turkistan and welcomed and supported the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ (OHCHR) findings in its recently published report on the situation in the region.

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