The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) welcomes the investiture of Mrs. Federica Mogherini as the new High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission and looks forward to her continued interest in the issue of Tibet.
Italy has become the first country to criticize South Africa for denying a visa to Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, for fear of offending China.
The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) published the 45th 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.
EP Today, the European Parliament’s monthly newspaper, published an article on the importance of human rights in EU-China relations by former Vice-President of the European Parliament for Human Rights and Democracy, Edward McMillan-Scott.
High Peaks Pure Earth has translated an article about the importance of the preservation of Tibetan language by one of the most respected and influential Buddhist teachers in Tibet today, Khenpo Tsultrim Lodoe of the Larung Gar Buddhist Institute in Kham, Eastern Tibet.
The latest session of the U.N. Human Rights Council opened in Geneva on September 8. The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) has urged the new High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Al-Hussein, to seek to visit China and Tibet during his tenure. In a letter to the new High Commissioner, ICT also pressed for an end to the increasingly widespread use of extra-judicial detentions and torture as a means of silencing Tibetans.