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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Australia Tibet Council’s New Report on Increased Chinese Influence in Australian Policy on Tibet and Dalai Lama

September 14, 2017

A new report by the Australia Tibet Council finds an increased Chinese influence in Australia’s political and educational institutions, leading to the Australian Government’s diminished engagement on Tibet. The report finds that the Australian silence on Tibet is notable, with not a single public statement issued for nearly a decade, and with no Australian Prime Minister meeting the Dalai Lama since 2009 although he has visited the country five times during that period.

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