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.
President Barack Obama met with the Dalai Lama this morning (June 15, 2016), marking the fourth time the two Nobel Peace Prize Laureates have met at the White House since Obama took office.
The international community has sent a strong message to China with unprecedented diplomatic action in recent weeks including the first collective statement at the U.N. Human Rights Council, a rare joint statement drawing attention to human rights abuses and a high-profile appearance by the Dalai Lama at an event with human rights defenders in Geneva.
The United States and 11 other countries including 7 EU Member States have issued an historic joint statement condemning China’s human rights record at the 31st session of the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday 10 March.
The International Campaign for Tibet welcomed reports about concerns voiced by the United States, the EU, Germany, Japan and Canada with regard to sweeping new and planned security laws in the People’s Republic of China.
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.
In Geneva today (February 27), Kai Müller, Executive Director, International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) Germany met with the High Commissioner’s Office and handed over letters from Tibet supporters worldwide calling on UN High Commissioner Navi Pillay to raise Tibet in her opening statement at the UN Human Rights Council.
Call on the UN Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay to ask China to adopt recommendations to improve its human rights record at the March 2014 UN Human Rights Council Session.
Eleven countries spoke up to urge China to improve the human rights of Tibetans at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on October 22. The delegates cited the lack of religious freedom, minority rights, and access of UN officials to Tibet, and called on China to resume dialogue with the Dalai Lama, during oral questioning at the second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of China’s human rights record.
On 24 April 2013 the Human Rights Committee of the German Parliament, the Bundestag, passed a Joint Declaration on self-immolations in Tibet.
A Joint Declaration, by protocol, is not a resolution, but more than a mere press release or statement. TheCommittee has only passed five such declarations in the past four years, on Syria, Russia and Iran.