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Item 4: General Debate on Human Rights Situations Requiring Council Attention
June 23, 2016
A meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Photo: AFP

Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America, As delivered by Ambassador Keith Harper, U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council

How to smear your enemies and silence your critics, Chinese Communist Party style
June 23, 2016

When Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee decided that he was going to hold a press conference to reveal what had happened to him after he disappeared for months into China, he had to know the stakes were high.

Freedom of faith for Uighurs — Chinese style
June 20, 2016
Students at a mosque at the Xinjiang Islamic Institute. Picture Mark Mallabone/The West Australian

Forty young scholars sit cross-legged in two rows with copies of the Koran open before them.

China: Water Scarcity and the Development of Xinjiang Province
June 20, 2016

Madeleine Lovelle, Research Analyst, Global Food and Water Crises Research Programme

World Refugee Day 2016: End Forced Returns of Uyghur Refugees and Resettle Remaining Uyghurs in Thailand to Safe Third Country
June 20, 2016

The rights of Uyghur refugees should be protected according to international human rights laws and not violated through Chinese government pres

TRANSLATOR IN BOMBING TRIAL SAYS HE’S A MARKED MAN
June 14, 2016

The volunteer court interpreter for the two Uighur men on trial for last year’s bombing of the Erawan Shrine said he is innocent of drug charges and worried about his safety, as police contend preliminary results speak to his guilt.

Could Han Chauvinism Turn the 'Chinese Dream' into a 'Chinese Nightmare'?
June 14, 2016

By harnessing Chinese chauvinism, the Chinese Dream could help revive China’s historical glory.

BRIEFING: China's New Counter-Terrorism Law and Its Human Rights Implications for the Uyghur People
Feb 1, 2016
Armed Chinese police patrol near the exit of Urumqi's South Railway Station.

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is concerned a new Counter-Terrorism Law adopted by the People's Republic of China (PRC) on December 27, 2015, and effective as of January 1, 2016, is a mandate for the Chinese government to commit human rights violations against the Uyghur people in East Turkestan.

Human Rights Day 2015: Act Now for Uyghur Political Prisoners
Dec 9, 2015

Sign a PETITION on behalf of Uyghurs in jail for political reasons

BRIEFING: World Uyghur Congress/Uyghur Human Rights Project submit Alternative Report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT)
Nov 2, 2015

The WUC and UHRP have jointly submitted an alternative report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) for consideration during the 56th session of the Committee from November 9 to December 9, 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.