The 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva once again saw Tibet and China in the spotlight, as the High Commissioner for Human Rights prominently expressed concern with regard to human rights violations in the People’s Republic of China and urged the Chinese government to cooperate with United Nations institutions.
The Dalai Lama called on Europe to engage in ‘constructive criticism’ of China after being welcomed by the President of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 15 September, following high-profile visits to Paris and Brussels.
The Tibetan community in Switzerland and Liechtenstein and the International Campaign for Tibet have the pleasure to invite you to a Tibet Solidarity Rally in Geneva during the upcoming session (33rd Session) of the UN Human Rights Council on 16 September 2016.
Demolitions of monks’ and nuns’ dwellings began at the important Buddhist center of Larung Gar in eastern Tibet, one of the world’s largest monastic institutions with a population of thousands of Chinese and Tibetan practitioners.
Ahead of the 18th EU-China Summit, which will take place in Beijing on 12 and 13 July, the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), along with three other NGOs, sent a letter to the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, urging him to ensure that human rights remain at the centre of EU – China relations.
The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) published the 54th edition of its Tibet Brief newsletter. The Tibet Brief is an ICT publication for policy-makers, providing concise information and perspectives on the political, economic and human rights situation in Tibet.
At the ongoing session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva (32nd Session), ICT once again highlighted issues pertaining to China’s repressive policies in Tibet.
Following the adoption of a highly controversial law on counter-terror in China at the end of last year, the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) held a high-level roundtable discussion on the issue on 7 June 2016 in the Clingendael Institute in The Hague.