ITEM 4 ORAL STATEMENT DURING THE 43TH SESSION OF THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

World Uyghur Congress, 13 March 2020 

During the 43th session of the UN Human Rights Council an Item 4 Oral Statement was made on behalf of European Union of Jewish Students regarding the arbitrary detention of 1.8-3 Million Uyghurs, Kazakhs and others.

 

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ITEM 3 ORAL STATEMENT DURING THE 43th SESSION OF THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

World Uyghur Congress, 05 March 2020 

During the 43th session of the UN Human Rights Council an Item 3 Oral Statement was made on behalf of Society for Threatened Peoples regarding the recent leaked document, the transfer of Uyghurs to forced labour facilities and the Coronavirus outbreak in East Turkistan.

The estimated 1-3 million Uyghurs still being detained in internment camps by the Chinese government are at a particular risk if the virus is not contained.

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PRESS RELEASE: Universal Human Rights Under Threat as China Joins UN Human Rights Panel

Press Release – For immediate release
8 April 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The WUC is deeply disappointed by recent events which have seen the Chinese mission join the UN Human Rights Council’s Consultative Group, as it seriously jeopardizes human rights in the UN. 

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Weekly Brief – February 28th

World Uyghur Congress, 28 February 2020

WUC Raises Uyghur Crisis at the 43rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

This week the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council (UN HRC) started in Geneva. In her written update to the UN HRC, UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet mentioned that she welcomed China’s apparent decision to grant her a visit to East Turkistan this year. She further called for unfettered access to investigate allegations of serious human rights violations against Uyghurs and others. The High Commissioner had requested a visit on three occasions over the last year and a half, which have been routinely denied or deflected by the Chinese government. The WUC has been calling for a UN led independent investigation to the region and insists that the High Commissioner be given unfettered and meaningful access to the region and the camp facilities, if she is finally allowed to visit. 

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Event Announcement: Repressed, Detained and Disappeared: Uyghur Human Rights Crisis

Press Release – For immediate release
18 February 2020

Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is organizing a week-long photo exhibition: ‘’Repressed, Detained and Disappeared: Uyghur Human Rights Crisis ’’ inside a tent at the Broken Chair square in Geneva, in front of the United Nations building (1202 Geneva, Switzerland), from February 24 to February 28, 2020. This event will take place during the first week of the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council, where world’s leaders and high-level officials will be present for the occasion. 

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Weekly Brief: 14 February 2020

World Uyghur Congress, 14 February 2020

WUC Delegation Holds Advocacy Meetings with UN Missions

In preparation for the upcoming UN Human Rights Council session later this month, the WUC sent a delegation of representatives to meet with state missions to the UN and UN experts and officials. The delegation met with a large number of state missions over the course of the week, updating them on the current crisis in East Turkistan and pushing them to take concrete and urgent action to address this human rights catastrophe. WUC President Dolkun Isa and staff members met with the US Ambassador Bremberg and the US mission’s human rights team, who again called on China to close the camps and release those in arbitrary detention.

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China Must Answer for Cultural Genocide in Court

FP, 03.12.2019

By Azeem Ibrahim – The substantial leaks to the New York Times and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists of internal policy documents of the Chinese Communist Party regarding the crackdown on the Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in China’s western region of Xinjiang dramatically shift the conversation on this issue.

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