Ethnic conflict

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Ethnic violence
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Report

Israel’s apartheid against Palestinians: cruel system of domination and crime against humanity

This work builds on decades of Amnesty International research collecting evidence of violations of international human rights and humanitarian law in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), and on publications by Palestinian, Israeli and international organisations.
Policy report

The architecture of repression: unpacking Xinjiang’s governance

This project maps and analyses the governance mechanisms employed by the Chinese Communist Party-state in Xinjiang from 2014 to 2021 within the context of the region’s ongoing human rights crisis. For policy-makers, this report will provide an evidence base to inform policy responses including possible...
Report

Addressing Forced Labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region: collective action to develop new sourcing opportunities

This report argues that to speed the development of alternate sourcing hubs that are free of forced labor, public and private actors must coordinate to encourage long-term investment in new locations, and international human rights and environmental standards must form a fundamental element of the...
Report

Women, peace, and security mandates for UN peacekeeping operations: assessing influence and impact

Peacekeeping mission mandates now routinely include language on women, peace, and security (WPS). This paper examines the factors that influence the inclusion of language on WPS in UN peacekeeping mandates and how this language influences the implementation of the WPS agenda in the field, focusing...
Policy report

Cultural erasure: tracing the destruction of Uyghur and Islamic spaces in Xinjiang

The Chinese state has long sought to ‘transform’ and ‘civilise’ Xinjiang, but Xi Jinping and his lieutenants bring a new sense of urgency to this colonialist project. Under the guise of combating perceived ‘religious extremism’ and promoting ‘inter-ethnic mingling’, Chinese officials are slowly but systematically...
Report

Global peace index 2020

In the past year 80 countries recorded deteriorations in peacefulness, while 81 recorded improvements according to the fourteenth edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI), which ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness.
Working paper

The Rohingya response in Bangladesh and the Global Compact on Refugees

This report explores how far the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) – adopted by 181 UN Member States, including Bangladesh, in December 2018 – has informed the response to the Rohingya crisis.
Policy report

Uyghurs for sale

China has attracted international condemnation for its network of extrajudicial ‘re-education camps’ in Xinjiang. This report exposes a new phase in China’s social re-engineering campaign targeting minority citizens, revealing new evidence that some factories across China are using forced Uyghur labour under a state-sponsored labour...
Commentary

Leaked documents on Uighur detention camps in China – an expert explains the key revelations

Recently leaked internal documents confirm Xi Jinping’s high level of personal involvement in driving the campaign of repression in Xinjiang.
Report

"I don't know what my future will be"

This advocacy update exposes the ongoing human rights violations that Rohingya refugees are facing in camps located in Bangladesh, near the border with Myanmar. Refugee testimonies are used to illustrate the impact that these violations are having on their daily lives, as well as their...
Commentary

Despite China’s denials, its treatment of the Uyghurs should be called what it is: cultural genocide

Pressure is mounting on the Australian government to go beyond statements of concernand challenge China over its treatment of the Uyghur minority, particularly those Australian citizens and permanent residents being held in the vast network of “re-education camps” in Xinjiang.
Report

Mapping conditions in Rakhine State

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute's International Cyber Policy Centre has combined open-source data with the collection and analysis of new satellite imagery to assess the current status of settlements in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar, which were burned, damaged or destroyed in 2017.
Report

China Tribunal: final judgment & summary report - 2019

Forced organ harvesting has been committed for years throughout China on a significant scale and that Falun Gong practitioners have been one – and probably the main – source of organ supply. The concerted persecution and medical testing of the Uyghurs is more recent, and...
Report

Global peace index 2019

This annual report finds that global peacefulness has improved for the first time in five years, but the world continues to be less peaceful than a decade ago.
Report

Indonesia: threats and challenges to domestic security

This report argues that the frequency of terrorist incidents in Indonesia has reached a plateau, but the growing influence of extremism will prove to be difficult to manage. However, separatism, especially in West Papua, could prove to be a major security hurdle in the longer...
Report

China’s Uighur strategy and South Asian risk

This report argues that China’s crackdown on the Uighurs could backfire against its Han population in Xinjiang and possibly elsewhere in China.
Report

Report of the independent international fact-finding mission on Myanmar

Human Rights Council resolution 34/22 established the independent international fact-finding mission on Myanmar (the Mission). The President of the Council appointed Marzuki Darusman (Indonesia) as chairperson and Radhika Coomaraswamy (Sri Lanka) and Christopher Sidoti (Australia) as members. A secretariat was recruited by the Office of...
Discussion paper

Australia’s second national action plan on women, peace and security: discussion paper

To support the development of the second National Action Plan, the Australian Government is seeking input from a wide range of stakeholders, both through national roundtables and through the online consultation website. The purpose of this paper is to prompt discussion and raise issues for...
Report

Indonesia and the Rohingya crisis

This report looks at Indonesia’s efforts to respond to the late 2017 violence against the Rohingya that led to one of the largest, fastest refugee flows on record, with more than 700,000 people flooding into Bangladesh in a matter of weeks.
Report

"We will destroy everything": Military responsibility for crimes against humanity in Rakhine State, Myanmar

This report provides new details about the Myanmar military’s command structure and troop deployments, as well as the security forces’ arrests, enforced disappearances and torture of Rohingya men and boys in the weeks directly before the current crisis unfolded.
Guide

Australia’s response to the Rohingya human rights and migrant crisis—a quick guide

As well as representing a human rights and humanitarian crisis in its own right, the ongoing Rohingya migrant crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh demonstrates the linkages between unresolved internal conflicts, mass displacement and wider instability in Australia’s region.
Report

Global peace index 2018

The world is less peaceful today than at any time in the last decade. This report outlines the trends in peace, its economic value, and how to develop peaceful societies.
Report

‘I still don’t feel safe to go home’: voices of Rohingya refugees

The report is the result of interviews with more than 200 Rohingya refugees living in makeshift camps in Bangladesh, providing an opportunity for some of them to share their stories, hopes and experiences.
Report

"Caged without a roof" - Apartheid in Myanmar's Rakhine State

The Rohingya people in Myanmar are trapped in a vicious system of state-sponsored, institutionalised discrimination that amounts to apartheid, says Amnesty International in this major analysis into the root causes of the current crisis in Rakhine State.
Report

"My world is finished" Rohingya targeted in crimes against humanity in Myanmar

This report describes how Myanmar’s security forces are carrying out a systematic, organised and ruthless campaign of violence against the Rohingya population as a whole in northern Rakhine State.