China has taken center stage at two major events currently taking place at the UN: the 51st session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, and the annual meeting of the UN General Assembly in New York. Many Western developed...
Sep 2, 2022
With about ten minutes to midnight on her last day as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet finally released her long-overdue report on Xinjiang. The 46-page report concluded that the Chinese government has...
Jul 20, 2022
Over the past month, Xi Jinping concluded a “victory tour” of Xinjiang and Hong Kong, where his visits after years of absence signaled the CCP’s firm control over the two peripheral regions. The spectacles also served to burnish...
European Parliament Condemns “Crimes Against Humanity” in Xinjiang, Germany Scrutinizes Investments in China
Jun 10, 2022
Following the release of the Xinjiang Police Files and UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet’s “failed” visit to Xinjiang, Europe has called for action to address the human rights abuses in the region. While governments...
May 31, 2022
On Saturday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet concluded her highly anticipated visit to Xinjiang. It had been hoped that Bachelet’s visit might provide some form of accountability for the millions of...
May 17, 2022
A recently leaked police database reviewed by AFP and AP identifies over 10,000 Uyghurs from a county in southwestern Xinjiang who have been detained on terrorism-related charges. The list, thus far the largest reported,...
Apr 25, 2022
On Wednesday, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) voted to ratify two conventions on forced labor. The conventions were established by the International Labor Organization (ILO), which in February...
Oct 9, 2020
The United Nations General Assembly will vote next week for 15 seats on the U.N. Human Rights Council. The council consists of 47 countries, elected annually for staggered three-year terms. Members vie for seats within their...
Nov 4, 2012
As tensions mount in China with an upsurge in Tibetan self-immolations in recent weeks, a Tibetan artist has died after setting himself on fire protesting Chinese rule, from AP: The man set fire to himself Sunday morning in...
Dec 22, 2011
The office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville, issued a statement on Tuesday expressing concern at the sudden revocation of missing lawyer Gao Zhisheng’s probation, and at proposed revisions to...
Sep 15, 2005
Chelala writes in the Tokyo Times: During a recent visit to Beijing, U.N. rights envoy Louise Arbour called attention to the serious human-rights situation in China and the need for improvements according to international human-rights standards. An important step in that regard would be for China to ratify the International Covenant on Civil and Political […]
Sep 1, 2005
From Observe China (in Chinese), translated by EastSouthWestNorth: In March this year, United States Secretary of State Condeleeza Rice make a whirlwind visit to China. The police stood guard downstairs before and during her visit. Therefore, I wrote the short essay: “Rice is here, and the police are on duty.” My purposes were (1) to […]
Aug 31, 2005
From VOA: The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights has urged China and other non-signatories to ratify rights agreements to help counter the rise in trafficking of women and children worldwide. High Commissioner Louise Arbour spoke at an Asia-Pacific human rights conference on Tuesday. U.N. agencies say millions of women and children continue to be […]
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