Weekly Brief, 17 June 2022

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World Uyghur Congress Attends UN Human Rights Council
This week, the World Uyghur Congress’ President, Dolkun Isa, and WUC Program & Advocacy Manager, Zumretay Arkin, participated in the 50th Human Rights Council in Geneva, after two years of online plenary sessions.

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Weekly Brief, 10 June 2022

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European Parliament Passes Genocide Resolution, Uyghur Friendship Group Holds First Event
On June 9th, the European Parliament passed a historic resolution recognising the Chinese government’s actions against the Uyghur people as crimes against humanity and represent a “serious risk of genocide”. The resolution highlights the obligations of the EU and its member states under the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide “to put an end to these atrocities and ensure responsibility for the crimes committed”.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC APPLAUDS GENOCIDE RESOLUTION IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

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

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) applauds today’s passing of a resolution in the European Parliament, by an overwhelming majority, which recognises that the Chinese government’s systemic human rights violations against the Uyghur people in East Turkistan “amount to crimes against humanity and a serious risk of genocide”. Calling upon the EU and its member states ​​ to “take all necessary steps in accordance with the UN Genocide Convention to end these atrocities”, the passed resolution marks a historic appeal for accountability mechanisms to bring justice to the Uyghur people.

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Weekly Brief, 3 June 2022

NEWS

World Uyghur Congress Conducts Advocacy Trip to Switzerland 
This week, a WUC delegation led by President Dolkun Isa, Program & Advocacy Manager Zumretay Arkin and Project Officer Eva Stocker successfully conducted an advocacy trip to Bern, Switzerland. They met with Members of leading parties in Parliament, government officials, and civil society. The conducted advocacy aimed to urge the Swiss authorities and policymakers to take action against the Uyghur genocide. In the Swiss context, that also means the end of the Swiss-China Free Trade Agreement, as well as corporate social responsibility and due diligence in terms of labour rights.

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PRESS RELEASE: UYGHUR GROUPS SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDE HIGH-LEVEL UYGHUR SUMMIT

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

From 26-28 May, the World Uyghur Congress, in cooperation with 21 other Uyghur organisations, has successfully conducted its 2022 Uyghur Summit in Munich, Germany. Throughout the international conference and a subsequent series of discussions with East Turkistan diaspora leaders, participants deliberated about the most urgent challenges the Uyghur people are facing and concluded with concrete steps to take the Uyghur cause forward in the period ahead.

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UN human rights chief wraps up China visit with little to show for it

In a news conference following her landmark visit to China this week, Michele Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, confirmed the warnings from rights groups about the impossibility of a meaningful visit to China. The Globe and Mail quoted the WUC.

Read the full article here:
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-un-human-rights-chief-wraps-up-china-visit-with-little-to-show-for-it/

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How the U.N. became a tool of China’s genocide denial propaganda

The visit of the UN High Commissioner to China and East Turkistan has ended up helping the China regime to whitewash the Uyghur genocide, Josh Rogin argues in the Washington Post, quoting WUC President, Dolkun Isa.

Read the full article here:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/05/29/michelle-bachelet-trip-china-xinjiang-uyghur-fails-genocide-accountability/

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