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China and Human Rights of the Uyghurs and Other Ethnic/Minority Populations

Getting Started

 
This is a guide to help researchers of international human rights issues, starting with China and its Uighur (Uyghur) population in Xinjiang.
 

 

 

 

What is the difference between international humanitarian law and human rights law? (ICRC), and The Foundation of Human Rights Law (United Nations).

Joint Statement on Xinjiang (March 22, 2021)

Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State, Determination of the Secretary of State on Atrocities in Xinjiang (Jan. 19, 2021)

PILPG, Documenting Atrocity Crimes Against the Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine State (Factual Findings and Legal Analysis from a 2018 Human Rights Documentation Mission)

Michael P. Scharf, Paul R. Williams, and Milena Sterio, Why the US Should Recognize the Rohingya Genocide (June 1, 2021)

Sec. Colin L. Powell, The Crisis in Darfur (Sept. 9, 2004) [genocide/civil war/ethnic cleansing]

Sources of International Law (ICJ Statute, Article 38)
 

Article 38 1. The Court, whose function is to decide in accordance with international law such disputes as are submitted to it, shall apply:

a. international conventions, whether general or particular, establishing rules expressly recognized by the contesting states;

b. international custom, as evidence of a general practice accepted as law;

c. the general principles of law recognized by civilized nations;

d. subject to the provisions of Article 59, judicial decisions and the teachings of the most highly qualified publicists of the various nations, as subsidiary means for the determination of rules of law. 2. This provision shall not prejudice the power of the Court to decide a case ex aequo et bond, if the parties agree thereto.