How EU can help end Uighur forced labour

World Uyghur Congress president Dolkun Isa speaks at a demonstration on July, 09, 2020. Photo RFA

By Omer Kanat
Sep 11, 2020

"Our job is to show that what you are wearing is connected to the worst crime against humanity of today." In a few words, MEP Raphael Glucksmann captured why Europeans must act to end Uighur forced labour.

The European Union and European governments have an opportunity to work multilaterally to end transnational companies' operations with suppliers in China's Uighur region.

By doing so, Europeans will take a meaningful step towards ending complicity with an ongoing genocide.

Make no mistake, there is plenty of unhappiness in Europe at Chinese government policies targeting Uighurs.

Across the continent legislators, government officials, the media, academics, and non-governmental organisations have expressed their dissatisfaction - from Ireland, to France, the UK, Austria, and the EU.

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