JURIST’s new Explainer section aims to provide easily digestible explanations of some of the more complex legal issues underpinning our global news coverage. The crime of genocide has reemerged in global headlines since the United States accused Beijing in January of committing genocide against the Uyghurs and members of other Muslim minority groups in western [...]

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© Xinjiang Bureau of Justice WeChat Account (obtained by HRW)

Between one and three million Uyghurs and other members of Muslim minority groups, including Kazakhs and Kyrgyz, have reportedly been detained in some 1,200 hastily built re-education camps in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of Western China since 2017.  Reports of arbitrary detention, forced labor, sterilization, sexual abuse and extrajudicial killings are rife. The [...]

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