At the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva today, Christa Meindersma spoke on behalf of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and drew attention to the worsening situation at the Tibetan Buddhist institution of Yachen Gar, where more than 7,000 Tibetan Buddhist practitioners have been expelled between May and July and large parts of the encampment have been demolished.
As China ramps up its repression in Tibet, US lawmakers are promoting a bill that will increase America’s support for the Tibetan people, especially on the crucial issue of selecting the next Dalai Lama.
In a statement delivered today at the ongoing 42nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on behalf of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, ICT’s Kai Müller highlighted the cases of nine Tibetans who were detained and sentenced to prison terms of five to 14 years for organizing celebrations for the Dalai Lama’s birthday in 2015.
On 11 September 2019, ICT’s Kai Müller delivered a statement at the ongoing UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva, on behalf of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR), in which he urged the Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearance and other relevant special procedures to express concern and request information about disappeared Tibetans, in particular the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima.
Five UN Special Rapporteurs have written to the Chinese government requesting information about a group of Tibetans arrested for celebrating the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday.
EU Statement at the 41st Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council Item 4 – Human Rights situation that require the Council’s attention 3 July 2019 (…) “During the 21st EU-China Summit, the EU and China reaffirmed that all human rights are universal, indivisible, interdependent and interrelated. The EU calls on China to uphold …
China’s ongoing, systematic human rights violations in Tibet have again been raised at the current session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
21st EU-China Summit Joint Statement Brussels, 9 April 2019 Introduction 1.H.E. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, H.E. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, and H.E. Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, met in Brussels today for the 21st EU-China Summit and issued the following statement. …
37th EU-China Dialogue on Human Rights EEAS Press Release 2 April 2019 The 37th round of the EU-China Human Rights Dialogue was held in Brussels on 1-2 April. The Dialogue was opened by the EU Special Representative on Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore, who stressed the importance of the universality, indivisibility and interdependence of human …
A new State Department report denouncing China for “systematically” impeding Americans’ travel to Tibet shows the US government is serious about implementing the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act (RATA)