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“We want real justice ... just like the Nazis at the Nuremberg trials and the various criminals at the Yugoslavian tribunal,” says Salih Hudayar, a Uighur activist leader who claims China is committing genocide against his people in Xinjiang.

Lawyers acting for the Muslim ethnic minority are now taking these allegations to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

In the year since we published China Cables, the leaked government documents at the core of the investigation were submitted to the ICC as evidence of human rights abuses – an appeal that’s gained the support of parliamentarians from 14 countries around the world.

But how much has really changed in the past year?

Reporter Scilla Alecci recounts how 2020 has seen report after report on continued atrocities alleged to be taking place in the region while a small number of countries have taken measures to support Uighurs. She speaks to experts and activists about the possibility of international intervention or other consequences, such as China losing its role as the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics. We’ll bring you the latest developments, as we continue to follow this important story.

‘PROGRAMMED TO FAIL’
An unprecedented new report by the Tax Justice Network provides, for the first time ever, country-by-country estimates of losses due to tax dodging by corporations and wealthy individuals. TJN found that while rich countries lost the most tax revenue in overall terms, poorer countries lost disproportionately more than wealthier countries – an especially devastating disparity as the world continues to combat COVID-19.

INTERNATIONAL PRESS FREEDOM AWARD
Veteran Nigerian journalist and ICIJ board member Dapo Olorunyomi was honored with a global award that recognizes journalists who embody the highest standards of courage and professionalism – most recently for his work as co-founder, CEO and publisher of Premium Times, a leading investigative news outlet.

INVESTIGATING NIGERIA
You can learn more about Premium Times in our latest installment of Meet The Investigators. Will Fitzgibbon speaks to Editor-in-Chief Musikilu Mojeed about breaking major government scandals in Nigeria, weathering constant attacks as a newsroom, cultivating credibility, the importance of developing good relationships with inside sources, and more.

Thanks for reading!

Asraa Mustufa

ICIJ's digital editor

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