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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.
No, Sri Lanka Isn’t North Korea
March 09, 2017

No, Sri Lanka Isn’t North Korea

By Taylor Dibbert
A misguided campaign gains traction.

Sri Lanka’s Troubling Quest for Justice
January 13, 2017

Sri Lanka’s Troubling Quest for Justice

By Taylor Dibbert
Colombo should reconsider its position on wartime accountability.

Kazakhstan’s Zhanaozen Syndrome
December 09, 2016

Kazakhstan’s Zhanaozen Syndrome

By Cholpon Orozobekova
Astana is taking harsh moves against freedom of assembly and international community is raising concerns.

Criticizing China on Human Rights: Missing the Forest for the Trees?
October 31, 2016

Criticizing China on Human Rights: Missing the Forest for the Trees?

By Jin Kai
Focusing on individual stories is a poor way to evaluate China's human rights record.
Russia Loses Seat at the UN Human Rights Council
October 31, 2016

Russia Loses Seat at the UN Human Rights Council

By Cholpon Orozobekova
UN member states voted against Russia, granting a symbolic victory to human rights organizations.

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