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Independent UK Tribunal Rules China is Committing Genocide Against Uyghurs

December 9, 2021

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Cited article by Tara John, Nectar Gan, and Steve George, CNN

HRRC's Response:

An independent tribunal based out of London has determined that China has committed genocide against the Uyghur people, along with other ethnic minorities. Specifically, the tribunal determined that China is conducting an organized and systematic reduction of predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities through forced sterilizations. Chinese President Xi Jinping, along with other prominent members of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) and Chinese Communist Party (CCP), are determined to be primarily responsible for these heinous acts.

The tribunal also determined that the Uyghurs were subjected to torture by the Chinese government, although there needs to be further investigation to conclude whether or not torture and other human rights abuses have occurred through direct involvement of specific politicians. While this confirmation comes from an independent tribunal and not from the International Criminal Court (ICC) or the International Court of Justice (ICJS), it is an important step in recognizing and holding China and Chinese politicians accountable for the crimes against humanity taking place.

HRRC continues to condemn the actions of China against the ethnic minorities, including the Uyghur people. The Uyghur Tribunal findings are a crucial step toward seeking justice for those who have been subjected to genocide in the country, as well as ending the ongoing crimes and human rights abuses that are taking place.


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