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Reality Check on Human Rights in Uzbekistan 
September 16, 2020

Reality Check on Human Rights in Uzbekistan 

By Hugh Williamson
Tashkent needs clear goals for a Human Rights Council term.

Which Countries Support the New Hong Kong National Security Law?
July 06, 2020

Which Countries Support the New Hong Kong National Security Law?

By Eleanor Albert
China rallied 53 countries to back the controversial law amid strong opposition from other governments.
UN Rights Office Criticizes ‘Impunity’ and ‘Systematic’ Violence of Philippines Drug War
July 02, 2020

UN Rights Office Criticizes ‘Impunity’ and ‘Systematic’ Violence of Philippines Drug War

By Nick Aspinwall
The UN rights chief slammed the drug war, adding fuel to calls for an international investigation. The Philippine government responded by promising to investigate drug war killings.

Human Rights Watch Report Details Harm to Children, Urges UN Probe Into Philippine Drug War
May 29, 2020

Human Rights Watch Report Details Harm to Children, Urges UN Probe Into Philippine Drug War

By Nick Aspinwall
A new report details the suffering of children who lose fathers and relatives in President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly drug war.

China Appointed to Influential UN Human Rights Council Panel
April 08, 2020

China Appointed to Influential UN Human Rights Council Panel

By Eleanor Albert
Given China's own rights record, the appointment has sparked concern about the future of the UN's human rights agenda.

Which Countries Are For or Against China's Xinjiang Policies?
July 15, 2019

Which Countries Are For or Against China's Xinjiang Policies?

By Catherine Putz
Last week, two coalitions sent competing letters to the UN Human Rights Council criticizing or backing China's Xinjiang policies.

Xinjiang Detention Camp or Vocational Center: Is China ‘Calling A Deer A Horse’?
November 08, 2018

Xinjiang Detention Camp or Vocational Center: Is China ‘Calling A Deer A Horse’?

By Charlotte Gao
China defends its Xinjiang policy during the UN Human Rights Council’s universal periodic review.
Neighborhood Watch: Will Asian Countries Turn a Blind Eye to Uyghur Issues in China?
November 07, 2018

Neighborhood Watch: Will Asian Countries Turn a Blind Eye to Uyghur Issues in China?

By Sarah M. Brooks
Will any of China's neighbors speak out against its abuses at home? A major UN review offers a sobering assessment.

Not So Win-Win: Don’t Let China Weaken the UN’s Human Rights Institutions
March 22, 2018

Not So Win-Win: Don’t Let China Weaken the UN’s Human Rights Institutions

By Juan Auz
For human rights defenders in Ecuador, where Chinese mining projects encroach on indigenous lands, the result could be disastrous.

China’s Trojan Horse Human Rights Resolution
March 22, 2018

China’s Trojan Horse Human Rights Resolution

By Miloon Kothari
A China-backed UN resolution on “mutually beneficial cooperation” might not be all it seems.

Australia Must Lift Its Game If It Wants to Lead on the Human Rights Council
July 26, 2017

Australia Must Lift Its Game If It Wants to Lead on the Human Rights Council

By Tom Clarke
Australia now looks certain to take a seat at the UN’s Human Rights Council, but will it be constructive or a spoiler?
How China Wound up Outside the International Human Rights Debate
May 22, 2017

How China Wound up Outside the International Human Rights Debate

By Sarah M. Brooks
As China's global role grows, it's increasingly important to speak out about the country's human rights issues.

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