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Senator Wellstone’s statement on the introduction of S. Res. 252

SENATE RESOLUTION 252 Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding human rights violations in Tibet, the Panchen Lama, and the need for Dialogue between the Chinese leadership and the Dalai Lama or his representatives Mr. WELLSTONE. Mr. President, I rise today to acknowledge and celebrate the 13th birthday of Gendun Choekyi Nyima, the boy recognized […]

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Rights group in Germany decries increasing abuses in Tibet

The Germany-based Society for Threatened People has urged for immediate condemnation and action by the UNCHR’s 58th session on the increasing human rights abuses in Tibet. The group had submitted a written statement to the UN Commission on Human Rights, which was distributed on March 26. The full text of the statement follows: Commission on […]

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Members of Congress call on China to begin negotiations with the Dalai Lama

In messages to the Tibetan people to commemorate the Tibetan National Uprising Day on March 10, 2002, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Mark Udall called on the Chinese leadership to begin negotiations with the Dalai Lama’s representatives to resolve the Tibetan problem and heighlighted the just cause of the Tibetan people and their need for […]

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March 10th Statement from the Dalai Lama

Today, we commemorate the forty-third anniversary of the tragic event in our history. However, I have always considered the present and future more important than the past. The world is greatly concerned with the problem of terrorism as a consequence of September 11. Internationally, the majority of the governments are in agreement that there is […]

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Richard Gere

ICT Chairman Richard Gere testifies on Tibet before Congressional Committee

Testifying before a Hearing on March 7, 2002, ICT Chairman Richard Gere said the United States Congress needs to strengthen its support to the Dalai Lama in his effort to resolve the issue of Tibet through dialogue with the Chinese leadership. Gere also asked the House International Relations Committee to study the findings of a […]

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Testimony of Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari on US Tibet policy

Addressing the House International Relations Committee on Tibet on March 7, 2002, Gyari stressed the China’s leaders need to engage the Dalai Lama in the interest of both the Tibetan and Chinese people. He also urged the United States Congress to continue strengthen its support to the Dalai Lama in his efforts to resolve the […]

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Paula Dobriansky

Tibet problem stumbling block to US-China relations, says Undersecretary Dobriansky

Dobriansky, the United States Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, says the lack of resolution on the Tibet issue will be a stumbling block to fuller political and economic engagement by China with the United States and others. Addressing the House International Relations Committee on Tibet on March 7, Dobriansky said China needs to engage the […]

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ICT President testifies before Congress on religious persecution in Tibet

John Ackerly, President of the International Campaign for Tibet, testifies today on religious persecution in Tibet in front of the Human Rights Subcommittee of the House International Relations Committee. Committee on International Relations Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights Statement of John Ackerly, President International Campaign for Tibet February 13, 2002 Thank you Madam […]

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ICT Director testifies before Congress

Bhuchung Tsering, Director of the International Campaign for Tibet, testified for a Congressional Human Rights Caucus briefing on the human rights situation in Tibet (December 6, 2001). Congressmen Mark Udall (D-CO) chaired the Briefing attended by Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Congressman Stephen Horn from California. The purpose of the briefing was to highlight the […]

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Statement of Congressman Mark Udall at the Congressional briefing on Tibet

Congressman Udall chaired a December 6, 2001, briefing for the Congressional Human Rights Caucus Members on the Human Rights Situation in Tibet: I’m very pleased to be here today to introduce this important briefing on the human rights situation in Tibet, and I am especially pleased to welcome our five distinguished guests. Before I turn […]

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The Dalai Lama’s address to the European Parliament

Madame Speaker, Honorable Members of the Parliament, ladies and gentlemen. It is a great honor for me to address the European Parliament. I believe the European Union is an inspiring example for a cooperative and peaceful co-existence among different nations and peoples and deeply inspiring for people like myself who strongly believe in the need […]

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ICT President testifies before Congress on UN

ICT’s President, John Ackerly, testified Wednesday before the House Committee on International Relations Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights as part of a hearing on “The UN Commission on Human Rights: A Review of its Mission, Operations and Structure.” The complete text of Ackerly’s Testimony follows below: House Committee on International Relations Subcommittee on […]

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Letter to Condoleeza Rice on China resolution at the UN

Dr. Condoleezza Rice National Security Adviser The White House Washington, DC 20504 February 1, 2001 Dear Dr. Rice: As members of the human rights community, we are writing to urge immediate U.S. leadership in advancing a China resolution with other co-sponsors at the U.N. Commission on Human Rights meeting this spring. We offer our assistance […]

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Statement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama after meeting with President Clinton

Washington, DC – I have just met with President Clinton and I am deeply touched by his genuine warmth and interest in the Tibetan situation. As a Tibetan, I am grateful for his continued concern for the plight of the Tibetan people and his efforts to encourage a negotiated settlement to resolve the Tibetan situation. […]

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech

Your Majesty, Members of the Nobel Committee, Brothers and Sisters. I am very happy to be here with you today to receive the Nobel Prize for Peace. I feel honored, humbled and deeply moved that you should give this important prize to a simple monk from Tibet I am no one special. But I believe […]

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