Human Rights Day: It’s time for global sanctions on China to end the Uyghur human rights crisis

Hong Kong Free Press

December 10, 2018 | Hong Kong Free Press | By Louisa Greve

Monday marks 70 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Drafted in the wake of the atrocities of WWII, its 30 articles constitute governments’ explicit pledge to prevent a repetition of the crimes against humanity of the 1930s and 40s.

Advocates for the Uyghur victims of ongoing crimes against humanity in China are finding reason for hope this December 10, as Australia and the European Union have now joined the U.K., U.S., Canada, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in tabling Global Magnitsky legislation. These laws provide for targeted sanctions against perpetrators of gross human rights abuses, imposing consequences for past crimes and deterrence of future crimes.

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