UN Commissioner Alleges Crimes Against Humanity by China Against the Uyghurs

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Friday, September 16, 2022
Michael Plachta

On August 31, 2022, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Mrs. Michelle Bachelet, released a report into what China refers to as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). She has concluded that crimes against humanity against the Uyghur and “other predominantly Muslim communities” have been committed.[1]

* Professor Plachta specializes in criminal law and international criminal law. He has authored numerous publication on a wide range of problems concerning law enforcement and international cooperation in criminal matters. He currently teaches criminal law and European criminal law at the University of Security in Poznan, Poland.

[1] China responsible for ‘serious human rights violations’ in Xinjiang province: UN human rights report, August 31, 2022, https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/08/1125932.