European & Australian Advocacy

Governments in the European Union and around the world can be powerful and effective advocates for Tibet. Through our offices in Amsterdam, Berlin and Brussels, and in partnership with the Australian Tibet Council, ICT works with:

  • The European Parliament, particularly its Tibet Intergroup and Committees on Foreign Affairs and Human Rights, the European External Action Service and the European Commission, including on policies to advance a negotiated settlement for Tibet’s future;
  • Leaders and Parliamentarians in individual EU Member States to encourage political and financial support for Tibetans;
  • Parliamentarians and government officials in Australia to promote the Tibetan cause; and
  • Europe-based International Organizations, United Nations mechanisms agencies and other multilateral fora to raise Tibetan issues on the world stage and to have China address these issues. These efforts include testifying before UN commissions, attending UN conferences, and appealing to Special Rapporteurs and Working Groups. ICT annually attends the meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council in order to interact with representatives of governments from around the world and educate them on the harsh realities inside Tibet.

The Brussels office was set up in September 2006 and is mainly responsible for relations with the European institutions.

Find the latest Tibet policy resources for Europe at ICT’s Tibet Policy website www.tibetpolicy.eu and ICT French website at www.savetibet.fr.

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International NGOs urge Governments and UN to Act on China's Human Rights Abuses, including in Tibet

February 26, 2018

A group of international NGOs, including the International Campaign for Tibet, has sent a private letter to a select UN member states about raising China's human rights abuses at the UN Human Rights Council. The letter's authors say, "The Human Rights Council should take further steps to show China that undermining key legal protections for freedoms of expression and association and the rights to a fair trial, not to mention disappearing or arbitrarily detaining dissenting voices, is unacceptable behaviour - especially for a would-be "global leader" ".

The letter highlighted five cases of human rights defenders, including that of Tibetan education advocate Tashi Wangchuk, which "show that the ferocious crackdown on human rights defenders, including lawyers, that has intensified since President Xi Jinping assumed power continues unabated'.

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