US and EU issue joint statement supporting Tibetan-Chinese dialogue and calling for human rights improvements

The International Campaign for Tibet welcomes the statement on Tibet made by the governments of the United States and the European Union at the U.S.-EU Summit on June 10. The governments should be commended for insisting that the dialogue between the representatives of the Dalai Lama and the Chinese government be “substantive, constructive and results-oriented …

ICT delivers UN statement on illegal killings by security forces in Tibet

On 3 June, ICT delivered an oral statement at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on the use of extrajudicial and summary executions in Tibet. As ICT does not have an official status at the UN, the statement was delivered under the name of France Libertés. ICT’s director for government relations in Europe, Stewart …

Dalai Lama lauds Japan’s concerns over Tibet

Nottingham: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who is currently visiting Britain, on Sunday expressed his appreciation for Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda’s series of remarks on Tibet, in an exclusive interview with The Yomiuri Shimbun. “We very much appreciate them,” His Holiness the Dalai Lama said in the interview in this city in central England. His …

US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations testimony

Senate Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs Testimony of Mr. Lodi Gyari Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama April 23, 2008 Madame Chairwoman and members of the Committee, at this critical time for Tibet, I wish to express my appreciation to the Congress for its unwavering support for His Holiness the Dalai …

The Dalai Lama: An Appeal

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude to the world leaders, Parliamentarians, NGOs and public who have expressed their concern over the recent deeply saddening and tragic events in Tibet. We are also grateful for their efforts in persuading the Chinese authorities to exercise restraint in dealing …

Australian Prime Minister Rudd says there are human rights abuses in Tibet, calls on China to talk to the Dalai Lama

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says it is absolutely clear that there are human rights abuses in Tibet and that one should not be shy about raising this with the Chinese Government. Addressing a joint press conference with US President George Bush on March 28, 2008 in Washington, D.C., the Prime Minister said China should …

French President asks China to end violence in Tibet, offers to facilitate dialogue with Dalai Lama

French President NicolasSarkozy has said on March 24, 2008 that he has informed Chinese President Hu Jintao about his deep distress at the recent events in Tibet and called for an end to the violence there through dialogue. Saying that France would like “the dialogue that was started several years ago between the Chinese authorities …

26 Nobel laureates condemn China’s crackdown on Tibetans

Twenty-six Nobel Laureates have deplored and condemned China’s violent crackdown on Tibetan protestors and urged Chinese authorities to exercise restraint. In a joint statement made public on March 20, 2008, the Laureates also protested against China’s campaign to vilify the Dalai Lama, a fellow Nobel Laureate. Following is the full text and the names of …

UN Secretary-General urges China for restraint in Tibet

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the Chinese authorities to exercise restraint in Tibet in the wake of disturbances in the region, according to the United Nations News Center. Speaking to reporters following a luncheon with members of the Security Council on March 17, 2008, the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that he is “increasingly concerned” about …

Dalai Lama urges China to halt Tibet policies saying they are obstacles to unity of nationalities

The Dalai Lama has said that the Chinese government’s own actions relating to Tibet are posing major obstacles in the way of its policy of unifying nationalities. In his statement (see below) on March 10, 2008, on the 49th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising of 1959, the Dalai Lama outlined the various policies being …