European Parliament Hosts Photo Exhibition on Dalai Lama’s Life

On 30 June 2015, MEPs Thomas Mann (Germany, EPP) and Csaba Sógor (Romania, EPP), the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), the Office of Tibet in Brussels and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) will jointly hold a special event to mark the 80th birthday of the Dalai Lama in the European Parliament.

EU Member States must raise Tibet at next EU-China Summit

Ahead of the next EU-China Summit, starting on 29 June in Brussels, EU Member States must reach a common position on human rights concerns in Tibet and raise them with the Chinese government during this exchange. The Tibetan community in Belgium will mark this event with a demonstration at Schuman Roundabout in Brussels at 12:30.

European Parliament Exhibition on the Occasion of the Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday

On 30th June, MEPs Thomas Mann and Csaba Sógor, the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) and the Office of Tibet in Brussels will jointly hold a special event to mark the 80th birthday of the Dalai Lama in the European Parliament. The photo exhibition, “Ways of Wisdom: Celebrating the Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday”, will be displayed in the European Parliament until 3 July.

European Parliament Conference: “Freedom of Religion? The Price of Faith”

The International Campaign for Tibet will speak about the repression on Tibetan Buddhism at a conference entitled ‘Freedom of Religion? The Price of Faith’, organised by the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO) and hosted by MEPs Csaba Sógor (EPP), György Hölvényi (EPP) and Ilhan Kyuchyuk (ALDE) at the European Parliament on 30 June 2015 from 15:30 to 17:30.

UN Urged to Ensure Freedom of Expression and Opinion in Tibet

On 18 June 2015, the International Campaign for Tibet issued a statement on freedom of expression in Tibet at the 29th session of the UN Human Rights Council. The statement highlighted that in Tibet “almost any expression of cultural or national identity can be characterized as ‘splittist’ and ‘criminal’ with harsh punishments imposed.”

US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Sarah Sewall Urges China to respect international obligations on Tibet

On 15 June 2015, the International Campaign for Tibet organised a side event – “Lockdown in Tibet” – during the 29th session of the UN Human Rights Council. The panelists included, among others, the U.S. Ambassador to the Human Rights Council, Mr. Keith Harper and the Undersecretary of State and Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, Dr. Sarah Sewall.

UN Human Rights Council Side Event “Lockdown in Tibet”

On behalf of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) is organising a side event during the upcoming 29th session of the UN Human Rights Council. The event – “Lockdown in Tibet” – will be held in the Palais des Nations, Room IX, on 15 June from 15:00 – 17:00.

Conference on Tibet in Livorno, Italy – 14 June 2014

On the occasion of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visit to Livorno, Italy, the President of the International Campaign for Tibet, Matteo Mecacci, will be one of the speakers in the debate “Tibet. A Wounded Civilization” (Tibet. Una civiltà ferita) on 14 June at 18:30 in Goldoni Theatre in Livorno, Italy.

Open Letter to the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE)

Today the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) sent an urgent appeal to the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) to challenge the legality of the recent law voted in the Spanish Parliament, limiting universal jurisdiction after Chinese pressure on Madrid over two lawsuits focusing on China’s leadership for its policies in Tibet, and which has led to arrest warrants being issued by the Spanish courts for several Chinese officials.