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Oct 19, 2020

Join the Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC, Uyghur Human Rights Project, and European Union of Jewish Students to learn about this crisis from the Uyghur community and how to help and connect to the incredible work that is already being done.

Oct 13, 2020

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is dismayed by the election of China to the UN Human Rights Council, and urges member states to take immediate steps to hold China accountable for ongoing and egregious abuses targeting Uyghurs.

Oct 7, 2020

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), along with 68 Uyghur organizations from 18 countries, we call on UN Member States to vote against China’s renewed membership on the Human Rights Council, given its ongoing and systematic human rights abuses targeting Uyghurs.

Oct 1, 2020

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) expresses its appreciation for further Congressional action to combat Uyghur forced labor by passing the Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act (H.R. 6270) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Sep 30, 2020

Activists demand governments take immediate action against the Chinese Communist Party on the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

Sep 25, 2020

Tursunay Ziyawudun, one of only a handful of Uyghur concentration camp survivors known to have reached the outside world, has arrived safely in the United States.

Sep 24, 2020

The Norwegian Uyghur Committee, Uyghur Human Rights Project, World Uyghur Congress, Norwegian Helsinki Committee, and the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights, welcome Government Pension Fund of Norway (Oil Fund) decision to divest from Chinese surveillance company, Hikvision Digital Technology, and urge global investors to review investments in entities responsible for gross rights abuses targeting Uyghurs.

Sep 22, 2020

UHRP Board Chair Nury Turkel has been named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by TIME. 

Sep 22, 2020

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) extends its deep gratitude to the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. The bill is the first national legislation anywhere in the world enforcing human-rights standards to end the import of goods made with Uyghur forced labor. 

Sep 18, 2020

Uyghur Americans met with 58 Congressional offices in August and early September to urge action on China’s widespread use of Uyghur forced labor. The advocacy days coincided with increased attention to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, a bill designed to end corporate complicity of American companies and consumers in forced labor.

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