In June, London will host an independent people’s tribunal to investigate the alleged genocide against the Uyghur, Kazakh and other Turkic Muslim populations in north-western China. The Tribunal was established in September 2020 by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC at the request of Dulkun Isa, President of the World Uyghur Congress. First reports of the unprecedented crackdown on these groups initially came to light in 2017.
The Tribunal has been gathering evidence since September and the judgment of the Tribunal will allow survivors, victims and their families to have their allegations independently assessed. The Tribunal hopes that this will provide them with a sense that they can access a form of justice that is currently not available through a formal court.
The Tribunal will be hearing witness testimony on 4th – 7th June 2021. While the event will be taking place in London, the Tribunal are keen that the international community is able to witness the hearings virtually. The composition of the Panel includes individuals with backgrounds in academia, law, education, diplomacy, third sector and business.
Sir Geoffrey, Chair of the Tribunal said:
“The Tribunal will reach an independent judgment on the serious allegations of crimes including torture, sexual violence, and enslavement, based upon evidence submitted to the Tribunal by any group, state, or individual that wishes to provide it.
The independent nature of the Tribunal means that its judgment will be of use to Governments and other organisations involved in investigating the treatment of the Uyghur, Kazakh and other Turkic Muslim populations.”
Tickets for each session can be booked directly via our ticketing platform: Uyghur Tribunal: First Hearings on Eventbrite.
Please note that attendance is limited, and early registration is recommended.
There will also be an online live stream of the Hearings. Please follow us on Twitter @TribunalUyghur, Instagram #uyghurtribunal and LinkedIn @Uyghur Tribunal to receive information about the live stream closer to the date.