East Turkestan (occupied by China)

Monitoring focuses on developments related to Article II of the Genocide Convention 

  1. A mental element: the "intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such"; and
  2. A physical element, which includes the following five acts, enumerated exhaustively:
    • Killing members of the group
    • Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group
    • Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part
    • Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group
    • Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group

Monitoring terror and terrorism by China:

  • terror by means of premeditation, invention, organization, planning, bringing to practice, and coordination of policies with the intention to spread extreme fear among the targeted people.
  • terrorism by means of techniques and technologies to bring in practice the spread of extreme fear among the targeted people.
  • those who practice the above.

UN human rights chief says she is pressing for ‘meaningful access’ to the region this year.

A group of lawyers presented a dossier of evidence Thursday to prosecutors at the International Criminal Court that they say establishes jurisdiction for the global tribunal to investigate allegations Chinese authorities are involved in grave crimes targeting Uyghurs, a largely Muslim ethnic group.

Chinese birth control policies could cut between 2.6 to 4.5 million births of the Uyghur and other ethnic minorities in southern Xinjiang within 20 years, up to a third of the region’s projected minority population, according to a new analysis by a German researcher.

Dozens are giving their accounts to a people’s tribunal in London, which China has dismissed as a ‘clumsy public opinion show’.

Families fear that Australia is being too cautious on issue because of China’s economic might.

Facebook says hackers used the site to lure activists, journalists, dissidents to others containing links to malware.

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