Funding

International courts have sometimes been effective but they have come at very considerable cost, often running to tens of millions of dollars and up to a billion dollars in two cases; and justice has been slow.

A people’s tribunal can through efficiency and the motivation of its participants deliver an evidence-based judgement relatively rapidly and at a fraction of the cost.

Members of the Tribunal and Lead Counsel, amongst others, will provide their services pro bono but due to the scale of the endeavour it is considered appropriate that other participants may be remunerated albeit at a fraction of commercial rates, reflecting the commitment of all those who have agreed to participate in this important endeavour.

A detailed budget is attached to this document covering fees to researchers, legal experts, legal opinions, administration and hearing costs in all totalling approximately £285,000.

Of the total – approximately £100,000 has been raised from the Uyghur diaspora – organized by the World Uyghur Congress leaving approximately £185,000 to raise.

The Uyghur Tribunal will be constituted as a UK Private Company Limited by Guarantee – under the name ‘Uyghur Administration’ – and will provide on a regular basis management accounts itemising sources and applications of funds. It will file statutory accounts.

Sir Geoffrey Nice QC explains:

``The commission of Genocide against the Uyghurs by the People’s Republic of China has been alleged but never properly explored on evidence. The Uyghur Tribunal will start without assumption or presumption of any kind, review evidence, consider all available arguments and reach a judgment.``