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UN Human Rights council declares access to clean and healthy environment a fundamental right

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday recognised access to a clean and healthy environment as a fundamental right, formally adding its weight to the global fight against climate change and its devastating consequences. The vote passed with overwhelming support, despite criticism in the lead-up from the United States and the United Kingdom. The […]

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China’s treatment of Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims is ‘among the greatest human rights abuses’: HRW

Beijing is responsible for ‘policies of mass detention, torture, and cultural persecution, among other offenses’ in the northwest region of Xinjiang, targeting Uighur ethnic minority and other Turkic Muslims, the Human Rights Watch has said in a new report. In a 53-page report, titled Break Their Lineage, Break Their Roots documented a “range of abuses” […]