From 4 to 7 June London will host the first set of hearings of the Uyghur Tribunal, a people tribunal set up to gather and examine evidence of human rights abuses and genocide by the Chinese government on the Uyghur population. The constitution of the Tribunal, a quasi-judicial organization composed by independent members of the civil society whose judgement is not legally binding, is only the latest development in the multi-decade struggle involving the Uyghur people and the Chinese government. On the eve of its opening, we spoke with Dolkun Isa, the president of the World Uyghur Congress and the main promoter of the Tribunal.
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- The controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) is widely seen as a frontal attack on the secular character of the Indian Constitution, the principle of equality, and it openly discriminates against the Muslim minority. Is India turning into a Hindu’s nationalist state?
- It is March 7th 2013. In a few short months Father Paolo Dall’Oglio will be taken prisoner by ISIS in Raqqa, right at the beginning of his mission to save others who had been kidnapped in Syria since 2011.
- Father Paolo Dall’Oglio has lived in Syria for over thirty years and is certainly an expert on the Syrian situations with all its lights and shadows. The founder of the Deir Mar Musa monastic community, in the desert north of Damascus, Father Paolo has always been committed to interreligious dialogue with the Muslim world and until last June, when he was sent away by the regime, he personally reported the tragedies he saw every day. Reset-DoC has interviewed him.
- A special issue of the Indian magazine Seminar for Reset-Doc and an essay by Mujibur Rehman about the Muslim minority in India.
- On November 17th 2010, ResetDoc and the Swiss University organisation UFSP Asia and Europe organised a conference on this subject in Zurich, on the theme “Islam in Europe”. Widely reported by the Swiss press, the event was held in the assembly hall at Zurich University, filled with students, professors and ordinary citizens, bearing witness to the fact that the need to address subjects such as pluralism, relations with Islam and European democracies, democratic dialectics between the majority and the minorities, tension between liberal principles and the traditional instruments of democratic deliberation, is a need that a rising number of people consider pressing.