EU-China Human Rights Seminar, 2012, Contribution by the FIDH

“Human Rights, the Environment and the Right to Development: Law and Practice with Regard to the Re-settlement of Tibetan Herders” is a submission made by the FIDH to the EU-China Human Rights Seminar of 2012. Its goal is to assess the impact of Chinese policies of settlement on the lifestyle of the Tibetan nomad population …

Self-immolation: Ritual or political protest?

‘Tibet is burning. Self-immolation: Ritual or Political Protest’ is a set of 18 papers which are the result of a conference bearing the same name, held at the Collège the France in Paris in May 2012.   The study was published in December 2012 by the Revue d’Études Tibétaines.   Click here to download as …

Reclaiming Tibetan Culture

Reclaiming Tibetan Culture was published in “Human Rights and Culture”, China Rights Forum online #1 in July 2012. Three stories of the land and soil of Tibet: a researcher shows the urgency of preserving an environment and culture; a writer maps the geography of loss; an artist connects Tibetan exiles with their homeland. A Culture …

“I Saw It with My Own Eyes” Abuses by Chinese Security Forces in Tibet, 2008-2010

This 73-page report is based on more than 200 interviews with Tibetan refugees and visitors conducted immediately after they left China, as well as fresh, not previously reported, official Chinese sources. The report details, through eyewitness testimonies, a broad range of abuses committed by security forces both during and after protest incidents, including using disproportionate …

Water on the Tibetan Plateau: Ecological and Strategic Implications for the Region

In June 2009, the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies convened a high-level roundtable on Water on the Tibetan Plateau: Ecological and Strategic Implications for the Region. This roundtable brought together water, environmental and security experts from Asia and Europe in the presence of the Dalai Lama. The report “Water on the Tibetan Plateau: Ecological and …

Human Rights in China: Report to UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Human Rights in China (www.hrichina.org) submitted a parallel NGO report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), which identified serious challenges faced by China’s rural ethnic groups, including Tibetans. Specifically, HRIC urges the Committee to press China to: Provide meaningful statistics to shed light on arrests, detention, and sentencing related to …

HRW: Chinese government rebuffs UN Human Rights Council

China has made a mockery of its commitment to the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review process, Human Rights Watch said today. At a June 11 Human Rights Council meeting to adopt the “Outcome Report on China,” part of a required review process for all member states, the Chinese government rejected, without exception, 70 …

Ethnic minority elites in China’s Party-State leadership

In this article, Cheng Li highlights the challenges the CCP faces in governing a Han-dominant but multi-ethnic China, looking at the situation of Tibetan, Uighur and Mongolian cases. The author writes that “how top leaders handle ethnic tensions and recruit ethnic minorities into the political establishment will be not only crucial determinants of social stability …

An investigative report into the social and economic causes of the 3.14 incident in Tibetan areas

This bold and important report by a group of Chinese scholars in Beijing challenges the official position that the Dalai Lama “incited” the protests that broke out in Tibet in March 2008, and outlines key failings in the policy of the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on Tibet. The report is the …

A Power Audit of EU-China Relations

China is exploiting the EU’s divisions and treating the 27-state bloc with “diplomatic contempt” on issues ranging from trade to the Dalai Lama, according to the authors of a new policy report by the European Council on Foreign Relations, a leading pan-European think-tank, in close cooperation with Asia Centre at Science Po.  Even though China …