EU Council Building in Brussels illuminated by the International Campaign for Tibet

New Nobel Prize Winner, the European Union, must address crisis in Tibet.
On the occasion of the Peace Nobel Prize Ceremony, the International Campaign for Tibet projected on 10 December an image onto the EU Council building in Brussels of the Dalai Lama and Xi Jinping meeting in order to convey a strong message of the urgent need for such a meeting.

UN Rights Commissioner makes strong first statement on Tibet

Days before the Chinese leadership meets for its important Party Congress, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has urged the Chinese government to immediately address the long-standing Tibetan grievances that have led to an escalation in protests and 62 self-immolations. Mary Beth Markey, President of the International Campaign for Tibet, said today: “We …

Tibetan writer Woeser receives Prince Claus Award for outstanding cultural achievement and influence

Amsterdam, 5 September: The well-known essayist and blogger Woeser, who lives in Beijing, has been awarded a Prince Claus Award by the Netherlands-based Prince Claus Fund for her outstanding achievements in the field of culture. The Prince Claus Awards are presented annually to individuals, groups and organisations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean …

Europe, US, Canada raise Tibet at UN Human Rights Council; call on China to grant rights and access to outside observers

Geneva, June 28, 2012. — Government delegations to the U.N. Human Rights Council spoke publicly about the worsening human rights situation in Tibet today as part of Item 4 on the Council’s agenda (20th session), “Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention.” The countries raising Tibet were: Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, …

Governments confront China at UN Human Rights Council

ICT, Geneva, March 14, 2012   –   European governments and the United States raised strong concern about Tibet in their statements to the U.N. Human Rights Council yesterday (March 13) as part of the key Item 4 “HR situations that require the Council’s attention.” Chinese delegates at the multilateral forum impose substantial pressure on countries not to raise …

UN Human Rights Council publishes written statement on discrimination in Tibet

GENEVA—The Secretary-General of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has published an NGO-submitted written statement detailing the discrimination facing Tibetans in Tibet. The statement, submitted by the Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l’amitie entre les peuples (MRAP), will be circulated at the 19th Session of the UNHRC which meets in Geneva, Switzerland from …

U.S. Senate resolution urges China reverse Tibet policies in wake of self-immolations and shooting of Tibetans

Yesterday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced legislation calling on the Government of China to suspend religious control regulations, reassess religious and security policies in Tibet, and resume a dialogue with the Dalai Lama, in response to the recent self-immolations and intensifying security crackdown. The resolution, S.Res. 356, is cosponsored by a bipartisan group including Sens. …

ICT calls upon China to reveal the whereabouts of the Panchen Lama

April 25 is the 22nd Birthday of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen Lama of Tibet, who has not been seen since his disappearance in May, 1995. The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) joins governments and concerned individuals across the world today in urging the Chinese authorities to declare the whereabouts and welfare of this …

UN Special Rapporteur warns of consequences to nomad settlement

At the conclusion of his mission to China today (Dec. 15 – 23, 2010) the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter, said that Tibetan and Mongolian nomads should not be compelled to settle. It is Chinese government policy to implement policies of settling Tibetan nomads, confiscating their land, and fencing …

ICT report shows one Europe with many voices on Liu Xiaobo

ICT report shows one Europe with many voices on Liu Xiaobo; Calls on EU Foreign Policy Chief Ashton to attend Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony A new ICT report released today at the European Parliament points to a diversity of reactions in the European Union to Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize and calls on foreign policy …