In a highly charged political environment, a UNESCO committee voted on 7 July 2017 to approve a controversial application by the Chinese government to inscribe a vast Tibetan area as a World Heritage site, although it contravenes values and guidelines of the international cultural body.
The European Parliament adopted a resolution on July 6, 2017, calling on the Chinese government to immediately release the ailing Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia from house arrest and to seek medical treatment “wherever they wish”.
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee, meeting in Krakow this week, risks contravening its own guidelines if it approves without question a controversial nomination by the Chinese government for a vast area of Tibet known as Hoh Xil.
Krakow – A new report by the International Campaign for Tibet reveals how a Chinese government nomination for UNESCO World Heritage status for a vast area of Tibet – due to be decided in Krakow next week – involves removing Tibetan nomads, who protect the landscape and its wildlife. A report published today before the …
EU-China Human Rights Dialogue should be strengthened and sharpened, says DROI Chair, Pier Antonio Panzeri on the occasion of the China human rights dialogue on 22 June 2017.
Seven human rights organization, including the International Campaign for Tibet have called on 19 June the European Union to cancel its upcoming human rights dialogue with China and suspend the exchange until the meetings can bring genuine human rights improvements.
On the eve of an important Summit in Brussels on June 2, the European Union is being urged by European Parliamentarians and a coalition of NGOs, including the International Campaign for Tibet, to raise urgent concerns on human rights with China.
The EU’s well-meaning declarations on human rights in China must be followed up by a regular, high-level dialogue with Beijing, said a cross-party group of MEPs in an oped published by Euractiv on 29 May 2017.
On 2 June, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will be in Brussels to take part to the 19th EU-China Summit. On this occasion,the Tibetan Community in Belgium, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, FIDH and the International Campaign for Tibet are organising a protest to call on the EU to take a stand on the deteriorating human rights situation in China.
The International Campaign for Tibet has written to governments in Europe that are sending delegates to China’s first Belt & Road Forum, to call on them not to put trade before human rights.