The United Nations committee that fights racism should press China to abolish laws and policies that discriminate against Tibetans, the International Campaign for Tibet said ahead of the Chinese government’s presentation to the committee on August 10.
On June 26, ICT President Matteo Mecacci attended the meeting between the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Al Hussein and ICT Chairman of the Board, Richard Gere, in Geneva, where the human rights situation inside Tibet was discussed. Following that, Matteo Mecacci was in Brussels on June 27 and 28 to meet with representatives from different national and European Institutions.
A new report by the International Campaign for Tibet reveals how Lhasa’s unique and precious remaining cultural heritage is at risk as China flouts its responsibilities under the UNESCO World Heritage Convention.
The International Campaign for Tibet welcomes recent statements by the United Nations experts, governments, parliamentarians worldwide and civil society organisations in support of the Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk.
In a joint report submitted ahead of the third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of China, FIDH and the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) documented a dramatic deterioration of the human rights situation in Tibet. The joint FIDH-ICT report also offers a set of concrete recommendations that United Nations (UN) member states should make during the third UPR of China, which is scheduled to be held in November 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland.
On February 21, 2018, six UN human rights experts have called for the immediate release of Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk.
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.
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.