UHRP in the News

EVENT: Cotton- the Fabric Full of Lies: Textile/Apparel Sector Contaminates Global Supply Chains
August 16, 2019

Press conference to release report, "Cotton: The Fabric Full of Lies -- A report on forced and prison labor in Xinjiang, China, and the Nexus to Global Supply Chains."

Thursday, August 22, 2019, 1:00pm - 2:00pm (EDT)

Responding to Chinese Repression in Xinjiang
August 7, 2019

On August 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of State hosted an interactive webchat to highlight the Chinese government's repression of Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and other Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region. The goal of this discussion was to encourage and empower people, organizations, and governments to hold China to account for its violations of internationally recognized human rights.

Chinese Repression of Muslim Minorities in Xinjiang
August 7, 2019

On August 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of State hosted an interactive webchat to highlight the Chinese government's repression of Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and other Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region of China.

Pence Meets With Representatives of Religious Groups Persecuted in China
August 7, 2019
Front row (from L): Director of Uyghur Human Rights Project Omer Kanat; Washington Falun Dafa Association VP of Advocacy Jeff Chen; founder of Citizen Power Initiatives for China Dr. Yang Jianli; Vice President Mike Pence; founder of China Aid Bob Fu (first right). Back row (from L): Randal Everett, president of 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative; David Curry, CEO of Open Doors USA; Greg Mitchell, co-president of International Religious Freedom Roundtable; U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religio

Representatives of three persecuted religious groups in China, along with other advocates for religious freedom, met with Vice President Mike Pence and representatives of the National Security Council inside the vice president’s ceremonial office in the Executive Office Building on Aug. 5. They discussed how the Chinese regime is suppressing religion in China and ways to respond to China’s persecution.

EVENT: US Senate Human Rights Caucus, "Religious Freedom in China"
July 24, 2019

Religious Freedom in China: Assessing the Role of Surveillance Technology in Abuses Against the Uyghurs and Across China

Teaching the Oppression of Uighurs in a Philosophy Course
July 20, 2019

There are many valuable aims of philosophy. There are many excellent ways of teaching philosophy. But, for whatever it’s worth, at the introductory level I prioritize the aim of showing the utility of philosophical tools and concepts for understanding the world.

EVENT: UNPO Report on Manipulation of UN Human Rights Mechanisms
July 18, 2019

Launch of report, "Compromised Space: How the UN is Becoming an Ever More Dangerous Place for Representatives of Religious and Other Minorities," documenting how repressive regimes are persecuting, harassing and intimidating representatives of minorities not only at home but also at the international level, most notably at the United Nations. A side event of the International Religious Freedom Ministerial. 

EVENT: Latest Findings in the China's Killing of Prisoners of Conscience for Organs
July 10, 2019

"Forced organ harvesting has been committed for years throughout China on a significant scale,” concluded the independent China Tribunal last month. Unlike black market operations, this on-demand killing of prisoners of conscience for organs is driven by the state and carried out by both military and civilian institutions.

A Different Kind of Prison: Mass Surveillance in Xinjiang and Its Global Implications
June 28, 2019

The Human Rights Initiative at CSIS invites you to a public event on the mass detention and surveillance of Muslims in Xinjiang, China and the risks such technologies may pose as they are implemented in other areas of China and globally.

UPCOMING EVENT: A Different Kind of Prison: Mass Surveillance in Xinjiang and Its Global Implications
June 21, 2019

The Human Rights Initiative at CSIS invites you to a public event on the mass detention and surveillance of Muslims in Xinjiang, China and the risks such technologies may pose as they are implemented in other areas of China and globally.

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