The Budapest Centre for Mass Atrocities Prevention strongly encourages its visitors to take a look at the following high-level event that took place on the 12th of May. The event comprised both State Representatives, members of NGOs and civil society organizations, academics and personal testimonies.

The international community has been brought together to take a stand in the Uyghur Question on this occasion, and some of the propositions and requests consisted of: a tougher response on the part of the UN over China in order to take steps to solve the issue, including a more present stance by the Human Rights Council, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner, and the General Assembly; the imposition of an international and independent investigative mechanism in order to examine and monitor human rights violations in the region and hold perpetrators accountable; the end of importation from Xinjiang to avoid financing abuses.

The position of the speakers can be efficiently summarized by the words of Agnès Callamard, current Secretary-General of Amnesty International, who stressed that silence regarding the situation in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region “tarnishes the human rights system, weakens the UN overall and betrays our duty to the people of China”.

You can find the full discussion in the link