Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity in Xinjiang?

4 Nov 2020

A new report released today by the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect examines the situation of Uighur people, and those of other Turkic Muslim minorities, in the Xinjiang province of China and their treatment by the Chinese government. 

For the past few years evidence has surfaced from Xinjiang of large scale abuses towards Uighurs. These abuses include arbitrary arrest and detention, forced political indoctrination, mass surveillance and restrictions on the freedom of movement and religious practices, as well as accusations of torture and murder.

The new report examines the available evidence and applies legal tests to determine whether these abuses constitute Crimes Against Humanity and acts of Genocide under international law.

The report can be downloaded from our APR2P Reports page.