The Global Muslim Response to the Uyghur Crisis

Agreement of cooperation for a global Muslim coalition for Uyghurs
30 January 2022
Istanbul, Turkey
We the undersigned organizations commit to working together to stop the ongoing genocide against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in East Turkistan.
We note that an independent tribunal of international law experts determined on 9 December 2021 that Uyghurs face genocide and crimes against humanity committed by the Chinese government.

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CONFERENCE REPORT: CONFRONTING ATROCITIES IN CHINA: THE GLOBAL RESPONSE TO THE UYGHUR CRISIS

Posted on February 18, 2021, in News Our Work Reports WHAT’S NEW World Uyghur Congress WUC Activities

World Uyghur Congress, 01 November 2019

Congress (WUC) along with the Uyghur  Human Rights Project (UHRP), the Uyghur  American Association (UAA), and the Central  Asia Program at George Washington  University held a two-day conference:,  ‘Confronting Atrocities in China: The Global  Response to the Uyghur Crisis’. 

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WORLD UYGHUR CONGRESS PARALLEL SUBMISSION TO CERD

Posted on July 17, 2018, in News Reports WHAT’S NEW World Uyghur Congress

World Uyghur Congress, 17 July 2018

The World Uyghur Congress submitted a Parallel Report for consideration by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination for China’s review in August 2018. The report is a comprehensive overview of China’s discriminatory treatment of the Uyghur population in East Turkistan – particularly since China’s previous CERD review in 2009.

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WORLD UYGHUR CONGRESS UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW OF CHINA REPORT SUBMISSION

Posted on April 24, 2018, in News Reports United Nations WHAT’S NEW World Uyghur Congress

World Uyghur Congress, 24 April 2018

The World Uyghur Congress submitted a parallel report to be considered ahead of China’s 3rd Cycle Universal Periodic Review in November 2018. The report outlines the most pressing concerns for the Uyghur population in China over the last five years and provides concrete recommendations for China and for the international community.

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WUC RELEASES UPDATED REPORT DOCUMENTING TWO DECADES OF UYGHUR FORCED RETURNS TO CHINA

Posted on June 28, 2017, in News Press Release Refugees/Asylum Seekers Reports WHAT’S NEW World Uyghur Congress

Press Release – For immediate release
28 June 2017Contact: World Uyghur Congresswww.uyghurcongress.org0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 orcontact@uyghurcongress.org

One year has passed since the we released our report, Seeking a Place to Breathe Freely: Current Challenges Faced by Uyghur Refugees & Asylum Seekers, that looked to present a detailed account of both the conditions on the ground in East Turkestan over the last few years as well as to document the perilous journeys made by Uyghurs who chose to flee China amid repression. In this updated report, we have notably added an Appendix detailing every case of Uyghur deportation to China from abroad since 1997.

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WORLD UYGHUR CONGRESS ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT 2017

Posted on May 17, 2017, in News Press Release Reports Uyghur Related News WHAT’S NEW World Uyghur Congress

Press Release — For immediate release
17 May 2017
Contact: World Uyghur Congresswww.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 orcontact@uyghurcongress.org

The World Uyghur Congress is releasing its annual report on the human rights situation in East Turkestan covering events of 2016. The report presents a detailed review of China’s actions in East Turkestan vis-à-vis the Uyghur population there and provides in-depth analysis of the most critical issues facing Uyghurs there.

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WORLD UYGHUR CONGRESS RELEASES NEW REPORT ON THE USE OF FORCED LABOUR IN EAST TURKESTAN

Posted on November 10, 2016, in News Reports Uyghur Related News World Uyghur Congress

Press Release – For immediate release
10 November 2016
Contact: World Uyghur Congresswww.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 orcontact@uyghurcongress.org

forced-labour-cover-page

The World Uyghur Congress has released a new report, Forced Labour in East Turkestan: State-Sanctioned Hashar System, detailing the continued use of forced labour among with Uyghur population in East Turkestan. China has been imposing forced labour on the Uyghur community primarily in the region’s southern prefectures, despite China officially abolishing the similar practice of “re-education through labour” back in November 2013.

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WORLD UYGHUR CONGRESS RELEASES NEW REPORT ON UYGHUR REFUGEES & ASYLUM SEEKERS

Posted on June 3, 2016, in Other News Reports Uyghur Related News World Uyghur Congress WUC Related News

World Uyghur Congress, 2 June 2016

Refugees Report Cover Photo June 2016

Following extensive first hand research working directly with Uyghur refugees and asylum seekers who fled to Turkey from East Turkestan, the WUC has published a comprehensive report detailing current conditions in the region as well as the narratives of those whose escape lasted many months. The report, Seeking a Place to Breathe Freely: Current Challenges Faced by Uyghur Refugees & Asylum Seekers, offers a unique, first-hand glimpse into conditions seldom reported and scarcely heard by the international community until now.

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WORLD UYGHUR CONGRESS 2016 REPORT ON HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN EAST TURKESTAN

Posted on May 17, 2016, in Other News Reports Uyghur Related News World Uyghur Congress

World Uyghur Congress, 17 May 2015

The year 2015 continued the downward spiral in human rights protections for the Uyghur community living in East Turkestan (officially the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China) and abroad. Despite continued efforts from rights groups around the world working to bring to light issues that remain purposely obscured and largely overlooked by the international community, many of the rights that Uyghurs once held – one year ago, five years ago or ten years ago – are gradually being eroded. The report can be downloaded in full here.

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THE WORLD UYGHUR CONGRESS AND UYGHUR HUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT ISSUE ALTERNATIVE REPORT TO THE COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE

Posted on November 2, 2015, in News Press Release Reports UHRP United Nations Uyghur Related News World Uyghur Congress

Press Release – For immediate release
2 November 2015
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 orcontact@uyghurcongress.org

wuc-uhrp report photo

WUC & UHRP  Ahead of China’s review of its 5th Periodic Report to the Committee Against Torture, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) have jointly submitted an alternative report for consideration by the Committee that aims to provide additional and alternative information  regarding the continued use of torture, particularly against Uyghur detainees in East Turkestan.

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