by Varun Hukeri
The Chinese government’s actions targeting Uighur Muslims and other ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region have violated every provision of the United Nations’ Genocide Convention, according to an independent report published Tuesday by dozens of global experts in international law and human rights.
The report, released by the Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy, concluded the Chinese government “bears state responsibility for an ongoing genocide” against the Uighurs. It is the first time a non-governmental organization has conducted a legal investigation into genocide allegations in Xinjiang, according to CNN.
“China’s policies and practices targeting [Uighurs] in the region must be viewed in their totality, which amounts to an intent to destroy the [Uighurs] as a group, in whole or in part,” the report stated.