A watchtower is seen on a high-security facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp for mostly Muslim ethnic minorities on the outskirts of Hotan, in China's Xinjiang region. Photo: AFP A watchtower is seen on a high-security facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp for mostly Muslim ethnic minorities on the outskirts of Hotan, in China's Xinjiang region. Photo: AFP
A watchtower is seen on a high-security facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp for mostly Muslim ethnic minorities on the outskirts of Hotan, in China's Xinjiang region. Photo: AFP
Alexander Gillespie
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Alexander Gillespie

How New Zealand can respond to US’ charge of genocide against China

  • New Zealand should strongly support China becoming more transparent and improving its credibility on human rights, says Alexander Gillespie
  • Only independent assessment by mandated experts can prove compliance with international commitments and whether the US’ assertion is right

A watchtower is seen on a high-security facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp for mostly Muslim ethnic minorities on the outskirts of Hotan, in China's Xinjiang region. Photo: AFP A watchtower is seen on a high-security facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp for mostly Muslim ethnic minorities on the outskirts of Hotan, in China's Xinjiang region. Photo: AFP
A watchtower is seen on a high-security facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp for mostly Muslim ethnic minorities on the outskirts of Hotan, in China's Xinjiang region. Photo: AFP
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Alexander Gillespie

Alexander Gillespie

Alexander Gillespie is a law professor at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. He works primarily in international law, specialising in the environment and the laws of war/international humanitarian law.