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Friday July 31st, 2020 day edition

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As new evidence emerges of the Chinese government’s forcible sterilization of Uyghur women, communities around the world are sure to recognize elements of a familiar pattern.

The body of international law identifying forced sterilization as both an atrocity crime and a human rights violation has expanded to address the many current-day iterations of this form of eugenics, though the challenge of compliance remains.

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court explicitly recognizes forced sterilization as both a war crime and crime against humanity of sexual violence.

Human rights law defines forced sterilization as any sterilization procedure carried out in the absence of the person’s full, free, prior, and informed consent.

The international prohibitions on forced sterilization are clear, and they provide multiple avenues for clarifying the facts, pressuring the Chinese government to stop the abuses against Uyghur women, and seeking accountability.

While the human rights standards are clear, there is no existing roadmap for remedying mass forced sterilizations and preventing their insidious recurrence.

(Author’s note: The author’s organization, the International Justice Resource Center, has been part of human rights advocacy concerning forced sterilization, including with regard to Canada. »

Lifestyle changes could delay or prevent 40% of dementia cases – study

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However, while some risk factors for dementia cannot be changed, for example particular genes or ethnicity, many are down to lifestyle.

She added such lifestyle changes could reduce the chances of developing dementia in both those with and without a high genetic risk for such conditions.

Lifestyle changes could prevent a third of dementia cases, report suggests Read more. »

Uighur group calls for China to lose 2022 Games over 'genocide'

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An overseas-based Uighur group urged the IOC on Thursday to reconsider holding the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing because of what it says is China's "genocide" of the Uighur population.

China's ruling Communist Party is under growing international pressure over the fate of minorities in its northwestern region of Xinjiang.

"We will continue to discuss Games-related issues, when necessary, with the organisers as part of the Games preparation process.". »

Sergio Perez ruled out of British Grand Prix after testing positive for Covid-19

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Sergio Perez will not be able to race in this weekend's British Grand Prix at Silverstone after he tested positive for Covid-19.

The Racing Point driver was absent from the circuit on Thursday after self-isolating following what his team called an "inconclusive" test.

READ MORE: Perez ’physically well’ despite testing positive for Covid-19, say Racing Point. »

Up the Vote: Reddit’s IRL 2020 Voting Campaign

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But did you know that the 2016 presidential election only saw 128.8 million votes, representing only 58% of eligible voters?

An AMA series on voting laws, rights and processes, to answer all your questions about voting, from the security of voting by mail to how you can volunteer to Power the Polls as a poll worker.

Also, be on the lookout for some other easter eggs around the site (and maybe elsewhere…) that underscore the importance of voting. »