Ahead of the 21st EU-China Summit in Brussels on 9 April, a group of NGOs including ICT published a press release calling on EU leaders to press their Chinese counterparts on the deteriorating human rights situation in the country during the meeting.
On the occasion of the EU-China Summit on 9 April 2019 in Brussels, FIDH, the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO), and Tibetan and Uyghur communities in Belgium have organized a joint demonstration to urge the EU to demand China be held accountable for its many human rights violations.
In a rare Joint Statement made public today, the Human Rights Committee of the German parliament called on the “Chinese Government to immediately stop the repression of the Tibetan people and resume dialogue with the legitimate representatives of the Tibetans.”
Sixty years after the Tibetan uprising of 1959, which resulted in the flight of the Dalai Lama, European parliamentarians demand free access to Tibet for their fellow citizens.
On 13 March, a group of NGOs including ICT addressed a letter to the EU and EU Member States to urge them to press China on human rights at a forthcoming series of dialogues and the EU-China Summit
Tibetans and their friends from across Europe will convene in Brussels on 10 March this year for a mass solidarity rally commemorating the Tibetan National Uprising Day of 1959. The event will be an opportunity to highlight the continuing plight of Tibetans in Tibet and to seek renewed support in Europe for the non-violent freedom struggle of the Tibetan people.
A coalition of NGOs including ICT addressed a letter to the Director general of Belgian newspaper Le Soir today, urging him to stop publishing articles from official Chinese press bodies in his newspaper.
At a conference it helped organize last week inside the European Parliament on November 21, 2018, the International Campaign for Tibet led a discussion on the need for Europe to expand the notion of reciprocity to ensure the respect of fundamental rights and freedoms and to promote unfettered access to Tibet.
The International Campaign for Tibet welcomes the recent establishment of two parliamentary groups on Tibet in France and the Czech Republic, an important sign of the continuous support for the Tibetan people in Europe.
On the occasion of the 12th ASEM (Asia-Europe) Summit on 18 and 19 October, the Uyghur, Tibetan and Southern Mongolian communities will hold a demonstration in Brussels (on 18 from 11h-13h at Schuman Roundabout) calling on EU leaders to use this meeting to voice concerns about the deteriorating human rights situation in China, in particular for ethnic and religious groups.