The Need to Establish a U.N. Mechanism for Evidence Gathering in Xinjiang
Logo

The Need to Establish a U.N. Mechanism for Evidence Gathering in Xinjiang

The Need to Establish a U.N. Mechanism for Evidence Gathering in Xinjiang
Flags fly outside the General Secretariat Building at the United Nations Headquarters.

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet led a controversial visit in May to Xinjiang, China, which did not enable the U.N. to conduct any fact-finding. The failed visit makes clear that States must table a resolution at the U.N. to establish a mechanism that would enable it to collect the evidence of atrocities in Xinjiang and preserve the evidence for future prosecutions. The issue requires urgent attention of the U.N. General Assembly. In this Explanatory Note, Dr. Ewelina U. Ochab provides the blueprint for such a mechanism and two draft resolutions for the General Assembly.

China, Genocide, Governance, International Relations, United Nations, Uyghurs

Related Articles

The Gangs of Northern Syria: Life Under Turkey’s Proxies

The Gangs of Northern Syria: Life Under Turkey’s Proxies

Turkey’s proxy force, the Syrian National Army, was meant to further Turkey’s ambitions in Syria. Instead, the force has victimized Syrian civilians living in the areas under its control and damaged Turkey’s reputation as the group defies Ankara’s attempts to rein it in.

Intelligence Briefing
Lebanon’s Security Forces Struggle with Compounding Crises

Lebanon’s Security Forces Struggle with Compounding Crises

As the Lebanese state collapses, security forces in the country have increasingly stood between the country's leaders, factions, militias, criminals, and people.

Intelligence Briefing
Multilateral Action Model on Reparations

Multilateral Action Model on Reparations

A multilateral plan to secure reparations for Ukraine using forfeited Russian state assets would circumvent Russia’s veto power in the U.N. Security Council.

Intelligence Briefing
An Independent Legal Analysis of the Russian Federation’s Breaches of the Genocide Convention in Ukraine and the Duty to Prevent

An Independent Legal Analysis of the Russian Federation’s Breaches of the Genocide Convention in Ukraine and the Duty to Prevent

This report is the first to address one of the more contentious and consequential questions of Russia's invasion of Ukraine: whether the war is genocidal in character. With fighting still ongoing, modern tools have made it vital that this question be examined and its truth made known.

Intelligence Briefing