First Independent Report On Uyghur Treatment Finds China In Breach of 1948 U.N. Genocide Convention


In the first independent, non-governmental legal examination of China’s human rights offenses against the Uyghur population, the think tank Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy found that the Chinese government is responsible for “committing genocide against the Uyghurs in breach of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.” The 1948 Genocide Convention “is an instrument of international law that codified for the first time the crime of genocide,” according to the United Nations’ website. The convention was the “first human rights treaty” that the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted. Its purpose was to ensure that the human rights horrors of World War II were never repeated.

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