01 Sep 2022

UN, China present opposed reports on Uighurs in Xinjiang

The United Nations human rights office has released a report after investigating the conditions for the Uighur ethnic minority in China. The report details grave human rights abuse against the Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang and states that the treatment carried out by China may amount to crimes

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23 May 2022

U.N. Human Rights Chief Kicks Off Closely Watched China Trip

This weekend, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet begun a six-day visit to China to investigate alleged violations of human rights. Bachelet’s visit will be closely monitored by Western officials and rights activists worried that China could somehow meddle in her findings and hide violations in

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18 May 2022

Over 100,000 people officially missing or disappeared in Mexico

More than 100,000 people have been registered as missing or disappeared in Mexico according to data from the Interior Ministry’s National Registry of Missing People.  The registry dates back to 1964 and continues through to this day. Since 1964, 100,023 people have been registered missing, 24,700 women and over 74,700

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06 May 2022

HRW released a report stating Russian-linked forces ‘tortured’ and ‘executed’ civilians in Central African Republic since 2019

A Human Rights Watch report has been released that reveals Russian forces have executed, tortured and beaten civilians in the Central African Republic since 2019. The report was based off of interviews with 40 people including 15 witnesses and 10 victims of violence. The abuse was committed by Russian forces

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28 Dec 2021

Russian court orders oldest civil rights group Memorial to shut

Russia’s Supreme Court has ordered the International Memorial to end its activism and shut down its operations. International Memorial is Russia’s oldest human rights group and has worked to recover the memory of millions of innocent people who were executed, imprisoned, or persecuted during the Soviet era. According to Russian

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26 Oct 2021

Egypt’s el-Sissi ends state of emergency 4 years after terror attack

President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi announced on Monday that Egypt will lift a nationwide state of emergency after more than four years. The renewal of the state of emergency was cancelled after el-Sissi called Egypt “an oasis of security and stability.” The state was imposed in April 2017 after two bombings

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11 Jun 2021

China has created a dystopian hellscape in Xinjiang, Amnesty report says

Human rights organization Amnesty International is speaking out about the crisis in China again, this time stating that China is committing crimes against humanity in Xinjiang, the northwestern region home to Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities. Amnesty published a report on Thursday that calls on the UN to investigate the

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06 Apr 2021

EU condemns Russian ‘conscription campaign’ in Crimea

On Thursday, the European Union released another statement regarding Russia’s build-up of activity in Crimea, calling it a violation of international humanitarian law. For strategic context on the meaning of this activity and what business leaders should do about it see: C-Suite Considerations Regarding Current Geopolitical Tensions The statement claims

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23 Mar 2021

U.S. and Its Allies Sanction China Over Treatment of Uyghurs in a Collective Action

The US, Canada, and their European allies have levied sanctions against Chinese officials in collective action in response to China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims and significant human rights violations. The coordinated blacklisting is part of the Biden administration’s efforts to forge coalitions against Beijing for several different conflicts. The European

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17 Mar 2021

Japan’s failure to recognize same-sex marriage is ‘unconstitutional,’ court rules

A landmark decision for LGBTQ rights has been achieved in Japan, with the court ruling that not allowing same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The decision will likely bring in a new era for marriage equality in the country. This is the first time that a Japanese court has ruled on the

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