Title

"Break their lineage, break their roots:" China's crimes against humanity targeting Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims

Date of Publication

2021 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Human Rights

Keywords

non-discriminatory treatment from government, no discrimination, protection from discrimination, protection from harm, protection of minorities, minority protections, right to shelter, protection from hate crimes, fair treatment, protection from slavery, right to liberty and security, protection from violence against women, protection against violence, protection from violence, protection from sexual harm, protection against forced relocation, freedom of religion, right to life, cultural and religious erasure

Description

In May 2014, the Chinese government launched the “Strike Hard Campaign against Violent Terrorism” (严厉打击暴力恐怖活动专项行动) in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang or XUAR) against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims.[1] Research by Stanford Law School’s Human Rights & Conflict Resolution Clinic and Human Rights Watch, along with reports by human rights organizations, the media, activist groups, and others, and internal Chinese Communist Party (CCP) documents, show that the Chinese government has committed—and continues to commit—crimes against humanity against the Turkic Muslim population. This report sets forth the factual basis for that conclusion, assessing available information about Chinese government actions in Xinjiang within the international legal framework.

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"Break their lineage, break their roots:" China's crimes against humanity targeting Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims

In May 2014, the Chinese government launched the “Strike Hard Campaign against Violent Terrorism” (严厉打击暴力恐怖活动专项行动) in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang or XUAR) against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims.[1] Research by Stanford Law School’s Human Rights & Conflict Resolution Clinic and Human Rights Watch, along with reports by human rights organizations, the media, activist groups, and others, and internal Chinese Communist Party (CCP) documents, show that the Chinese government has committed—and continues to commit—crimes against humanity against the Turkic Muslim population. This report sets forth the factual basis for that conclusion, assessing available information about Chinese government actions in Xinjiang within the international legal framework.