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Uyghur Human Rights Project

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is a research-based advocacy organization that promotes the rights of Uyghurs.

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The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) promotes the rights of the Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslim peoples in East Turkistan, referred to by the Chinese government as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, through research-based advocacy. UHRP was founded in 2004 as a project of the Uyghur American Association and became an independent nonprofit organization in 2016.

We publish reports and analysis, in English and Chinese, to defend Uyghurs’ civil, political, social, cultural, and economic rights according to international human rights standards. We also submit reports and policy recommendations to governments and multilateral bodies like the UN and EU.

We have released more than 80 reports and briefings as well as 400+ statements and press releases since 2004. Our work guides policymakers, and has been featured in over 30 news outlets worldwide, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, Washington Post, Associated Press, Reuters, Radio Free Asia, Deutsche Welle, and many other outlets. Our op-eds and commentary have been published in Foreign Policy, The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, The Diplomat, The Independent, EU Observer, Hong Kong Free Press, and the LA Review of Books, among other outlets.

UHRP received the Liu Xiaobo Conscience Award in 2019 and the Visual Artists Guild Champion of Freedom of Speech Award in 2021, and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2022.

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