The British capital of London will play host to a ‘People’s Tribunal’ examining claims of genocide perpetrated against the Uyghur people of the Chinese province of Xinjiang, or East Turkestan.
The ‘Uyghur Tribunal’ will see a panel of eight hear evidence from around 30 witnesses, according to the BBC, with participants telling the publicly-funded broadcaster that they see the hearing as “a platform to tell our stories”.
“What we hope to achieve is to provide facts that others may use,” said Sir Geoffrey Nice, a British barrister who was previously part of the long-running and controversial prosecution of Yugoslavian leader Slobodan Milošević, which ultimately came to nothing when he died in custody.
Sir Geoffrey, who will be chairing the panel, said that it will “not look outside the crimes it has been asked to investigate, and it will not overreach by making recommendations about what others should or shouldn’t do. It will