UHRP Commends Further International Recognition of the Uyghur Genocide, Urges Action


January 20, 2022, 4:00 p.m. EST
For Immediate Release
Contact: Omer Kanat +1 (202) 790-1795, Peter Irwin +1 (646) 906-7722

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is encouraged by the recent unanimous vote by the National Assembly of France to condemn China for “crimes against humanity and genocide” against Uyghurs, and urges Germany and other EU member states to do the same.

“It is heartening to see momentum as more states recognize the genocide of our people,” said UHRP Executive Director Omer Kanat. “But recognition is only the first step—we will need sustained, collective action to stop atrocities once and for all.”

The vote by the French National Assembly follows genocide recognition by the Canadian, UK, Dutch, Lithuanian, Belgian, and Czech parliaments, in addition to the U.S. government determination

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UHRP encouraged by UK parliament motion recognizing genocide, calls on governments to respond accordingly, April 22, 2021

UHRP welcomes finding of Chinese State violations under “each and every act” of the Genocide Convention, Mar 9, 2021

UHRP encourages UN, other governments to follow up on Canada’s historic Uyghur genocide vote, February 22, 2021

Authoritative legal opinion concludes that treatment of Uyghurs amounts to crimes against humanity and genocide, Feb 8, 2021

UHRP urges worldwide action in the wake of genocide finding, January 19, 2021

50 genocide prevention organizations and experts call for UN Commission of Inquiry on crimes against humanity and genocide against Uyghurs, Jan 14, 2021