Uyghur Genocide: Sanctioning PRC Forced Labour Practices


18 Oct 2023, 18:00 CET

American Centre (Tržiště 366, 118 00 Malá Strana)

Prague Security Studies Institute hosted Nury Turkel's in-person guest lecture titled "Uyghur Genocide: Sanctioning PRC Forced Labour Practices", on October 18, 2023.

Nury A. Turkel, an attorney and foreign policy expert with nearly two decades of experience, served as a Commissioner appointed by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, actively advocating for legislative responses to address China's Uyghur atrocities.

His policy recommendations have influenced US law and pending bills. In the lecture titled 'Uyghur Genocide: Sanctioning PRC Forced Labour Practices,' he delves into the grave human rights violations occurring in the Xinjiang region, specifically targeting the Uyghur population. The focus is on the use of forced labor practices by the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the urgent need for international sanctions to address this issue.

Mr. Turkel discussed the evidence of the Uyghur genocide, emphasizing the importance of taking concrete actions, such as sanctions, to curb the forced labor.

To learn more about this topic, read PSSI Perspective #27: EU Faces a Momentous Choice of the Forced Labor Ban.