Human rights organizations have called on the UN Human Rights Council to put the Uyghur issue on the agenda

As the 51st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council continues in Geneva, international human rights organizations jointly issued a statement calling on them to take action for the Uyghurs.

World Uyghur Congress, Advocates for Justice and Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, Uyghur Human Rights Project, International Service for Human Rights Rights, Amnesty International and other organizations jointly issued a statement calling on member and observer states of the 51st Human Rights Council to respond to the findings of the report recently released by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

They said: “The report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights must mobilize the 51st session of the Council. As members and observers of the Human Rights Council, the UN’s highest human rights body, it is now your responsibility to respond with action to the findings of this report.”

President of the World Uyghur Congress, Mr. Isa Sang, explained his concrete demands to the council in his speech to our radio station.

The statement made the following demands: “Ensure that the UN Human Rights Council puts the situation in the Uighur region on the Council’s official agenda; To call for an independent international investigation into human rights abuses against Uyghurs, Kazakhs and other Muslim minorities in China, taking into account the findings of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the structural and systemic challenges posed by the UN Special Procedures.”

Dr. Sophie Richardson, director of Human Rights Watch’s China affairs, told our radio station that the first important step is to put the report on the council’s agenda. He said:

“The first and most important thing to do now is to put this report on the official agenda of the 51st session of the Human Rights Council. Originally, the council had to do this proactively. It will then present a resolution that countries will vote on. The problem here is that in this vote, China may vote against the resolution, prompting countries close to it to act. But no matter what, this report about the Uyghurs should be put on the official agenda. And so is the normal course of action.”

At midnight on August 31, Michelle Bachelet, the former high commissioner of the UN Human Rights Council, finally released a report on the Uyghurs that she had been suppressing for nearly a year. The report documents mass atrocities against Uighurs, including mass abductions, family break-ups, forced labor, and abuses of religious freedom, and concludes that the Chinese government may have committed crimes against humanity against Uighurs.

The report also noted: “Conditions in the district are conducive to the continuation and recurrence of such violations.” This situation therefore requires the urgent attention of intergovernmental bodies and human rights systems such as the United Nations.”

In her speech, Mrs. Sophie Richardson stressed that although it is not easy to establish a special “monitoring mechanism” at the United Nations on the situation of Uyghurs, it is necessary to start it somewhere. He said: “It will probably take several council meetings to get countries to support the establishment of an investigation mechanism.” In our opinion, it has to start somewhere. As you know, this report issued by the High Commissioner for Human Rights is unprecedented, and it is very important that it be included in the official agenda of the Human Rights Council.

President of the World Uyghur Congress, Mr. Isa Sang, in his speech, emphasized the need for the United Nations and the international community to take urgent action in view of the tense situation presented in this report.

Currently, various international organizations are greatly increasing their pressure on the United Nations and its member states.



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