UHRP in the News

May 24, 2016
File photo of Muslim Uyghurs praying at the Jame Mosque during Ramadan in Hotan in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Armed conflicts are like living organisms. Some grow and die in the blink of an eye, others ebb and flow like the tides of a river and others survive half buried, but alive, for centuries. In Xinjiang, its been over 300 years … and counting.

Human Rights Abuses of Ethnic Minorities in China
May 18, 2016

Presented on Monday, May 16th as a part of the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts Instant Issues Series in Springfield, MA.

High-Profile Conference in Berlin Raises Awareness of the Rights of Uyghur Refugees and Asylum Seekers
May 4, 2016
Ms Rebiya Kadeer, President of the World Uyghur Congress

On 26 April 2016, the conference “The Rights of Uyghur Refugees: Past & Present Challenges” was successfully concluded in Berlin.

Inauguration of the Conference on Uyghur Refugees
April 27, 2016

The first international conference tackling the rights of Uyghur refugees and asylum seekers was inaugurated yesterday [25 April 2016] in Berlin. 

China Targets Uyghurs with Severe Human Rights Abuses
April 4, 2016

The Uyghur people are a Turkic ethnic group whose homeland of East Turkestan is located in northwestern China.

For ethnic unity in Xinjiang
April 4, 2016

It is heartening to learn that authorities in China’s western region of Xinjiang have begun a campaign to promote ethnic unity.

China considering nationwide law on halal food
March 23, 2016
Two cooks prepare chicken at a halal restaurant in Jiayuguan in China's northwestern Gansu province in this AFP file photo. China is considering a national law to regulate halal food. (Photo by AFP)

National standard could quell Muslim anger, lead to greater food exports

Humanity Displaced: Domestic Action in the Face of a Global Refugee Crisis
March 2, 2016

On October 30, 2015, the International Law Society, the Immigration Law and Service Society, and the Comparative Legal Student Scholars hosted “Humanity Displaced: Domestic Action in the Face of a Global Refugee Crisis,” a symposium exploring the current global refugee crisis and potential domestic action in the U.S. legal system to address this crisis.

Uyghur Human Rights Project Petitions China to Free Political Prisoners
February 19, 2016
Uyghurs protest at the Embassy of China in Washington, DC on February 5, 2016

Uyghurs across the world, except in China, joined in protest on February 5, 2016, to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Ghulja massacre.

China Reduces Sentences for 11 Uyghurs
February 4, 2016

China’s official Xinhua News Agency reports that a court in Xinjiang has reduced the sentences of eleven Uyghurs convicted of terrorism and endangering state security: