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.

Illegal detentions of protestors in Belgium during the visit of Chinese president

The International Campaign for Tibet condemns the illegal arrests of Tibetan and Belgian demonstrators by the Belgian police on April , 2014. Tibetans and Belgian supporters seeking to peacefully protest during President Xi Jinping’s visit to Bruges, Belgium were detained for hours, in one case partially strip-searched, and had Tibetan flags confiscated.

French and German citizens call to prioritize human rights and Tibet in meeting China’s Party Secretary, finds new poll

The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) commissioned an opinion poll to the French Institute of Public Opinion (IFOP) ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first official visit to several European countries. The opinion poll showed that citizens in France and Germany give greater priority to their leaders raising Tibet and human rights with the Chinese leadership, than pushing for commercial contracts.

European Economic and Social Committee Meets with the Dalai Lama

The European Economic and Social Committee’s (EESC) President, Henri Malosse, was a special guest and speaker at the ceremony of the 55th anniversary of the Tibet uprising that took place on 10 March in Dharamsala (India).

European Parliament’s 100th Tibet Intergroup Meeting

On February 19, 2014 the European Parliament will hold a special event for its 100th Tibet Intergroup meeting, which will be hosted by MEP Thomas Mann, President of the Tibet Intergroup. The meeting will be followed by a photo exhibition on Tibet and cocktail reception.

Screening of film “Leaving Fear Behind” in the European Parliament

On January 21, 2014, the International Campaign for Tibet co-organized with the office of MEP Leonidas Donskis the screening of the documentary Leaving Fear Behind by Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen, who was sentenced to six years in prison for subversion.

European Parliament report condemns human rights abuses in Tibet

A new report adopted by the European Parliament raises strong concern about the human rights situation in Tibet, detailing the high number of self-immolations, displacement of Tibetan nomads, religious repression, and the threats to the survival of the Tibetan language.