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European Union urges China to begin dialogue with the Dalai Lama

The European Union’s External Affairs Commissioner, Chris Patten, today urged China to begin dialogue with the exiled leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama. Mr. Patten, who is on a visit to China, made this statement in Shanghai. He said he would like to see discussions between the Chinese leadership and the Dalai Lama, according to […]

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Countries support self-determination for Tibet at 58th UN Commission on Human Rights

The 58th UN Commission on Human Rights, which began in Geneva on March 18, 2002, saw several countries urging China to grant self-determination and satisfactory autonomy to the Tibetan people and to find a solution through dialogue. Although the United States is not a member of the Commission this year, the State Department spokesman said […]

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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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Switzerland calls for self-determination in Tibet

Swiss Foreign Minister Joseph Deiss today called for a satisfactory form of self-determination in Tibet through dialogue, the Tibet Bureau in Geneva reports. Foreign Minister Deiss was addressing the 58th UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva when he referred to the situation in Tibet. “With regard to the rights of minorities, in Tibet, for […]

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ICT cautions European Parliament on TAR delegation

Amsterdam. The International Campaign for Tibet asked the European Parliament to consider the propaganda nature of a delegation from the Tibet Autonomous Region currently visiting Belgium. The delegation, led by TAR government chairman Ragdi, is scheduled to meet the European Parliament leaders in Brussels on March 26, 2002. In the letter, addressed to European Parliament […]

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Washington Post says time for Europe to prove seriousness on human rights

According to the Washington Post, proceedings of this year’s session of the UN Commission on Human Rights, currently underway in Geneva, will show how seriously the European countries are in pressing human rights on governments that are capable of fighting back. In a March 25th editorial entitled “Europe and Human Rights,” the Post expressed its […]

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German Foreign Minister calls for autonomy rights in Tibet

Mr. Joschka Fischer, Germany’s Foreign Minister yesterday called upon the Chinese authorities to end oppression and grant Tibetan and Uighurs autonomy rights, the Tibet Bureau in Geneva reports. Speaking as a Guest Speaker in the general debate of the 58th UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva, Mr. Fischer said: “Despite the release of political […]

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United States hopes democracies will stand up for human rights as UN Commission begins session in Geneva

The United States on March 18, 2002 said that it has “a strong interest in human rights in China with the goal “to see the situations in these places improve.” Responding to a question on the U.S. position during the current session of the UN Commission on Human Rights, which began in Geneva on March […]

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EU fails to sponsor China resolution at the UN Rights Commission

In a disappointing move for rights advocates, the EU has chosen to keep silent about China’s gross violations of human rights in Tibet with its refusal to sponsor a China resolution this year. The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) is disappointed with the European Union’s apparent decision yesterday not to sponsor a resolution on China […]

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Tibet raised and debated in UN General Assembly for first time since 1965

The accreditation of a Tibetan NGO to a UN conference became the focus of full General Assembly vote in New York today for the first time since 1965. China objected to the UN’s recommendation of accrediting the International Campaign for Tibet, but the matter went for a General Assembly vote when the European Union refused […]

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ICT Chairman Richard Gere invited to address German Parliament on Tibet

Washington, D.C. (ICT) Prominent Tibet supporter and Chairman of ICT’s Board of Directors, Richard Gere, has been invited to address the German Parliament on Tibet in April. The German Parliament’s Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid announced on February 3, 2002 that Gere has been invited to testify at a hearing on Tibet in […]

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Obituary: Gyaltsen Gyaltag

ICT-Europe Board Member Gyaltsen Gyaltag passed away in Switzerland on January 25, 2002 around 6 pm. after prolonged illness. He was born in Lhasa on March 8, 1949 to Ngawang Gyaltsen Gyaltag and Kelsang Drolkar. The entire ICT family offer our heartfelt condolences to the Gyaltag family. On October 2, 1960, he was sent from […]

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ICT-Europe congratulates new European Parliament President

Amsterdam. The International Campaign for Tibet-Europe sent a message to Mr. Patrick Cox congratulating on his election as the President of the European Parliament. In the January 21, 2002, message ICT-Europe Director Tsering Jampa said, “Over the years, the European Parliament has consistently demonstrated its support for Tibet by adopting significant resolutions including one last […]

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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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European Parliament hosts Dalai Lama: message of peace and tolerance among nations

Amsterdam – On October 24, the European Parliament will host a first-ever address by the Dalai Lama to its plenary meeting. The Nobel Peace Laureate and Tibetan leader is expected to urge peaceful reconciliation among nations. In this context, the Dalai Lama is also expected to ask for continued European support for his efforts to […]

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EU must sponsor resolution

Joint Press Release from the International Federation of Human Rights, Human Rights in China, Human Rights Watch, Reporters Sans Frontieres, International Campaign for Tibet-Europe, and Amnesty International. As the 56th session of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights approaches, we, the undersigned organizations, urge the European Union to fully acknowledge China’s deteriorating human rights situation […]

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European Parliament supports resolution against China at UN

The International Campaign for Tibet applauds the European Parliament’s decision to pass a resolution on China’s deteriorating human rights practices. “This vote shows how much the mood in Europe is swinging towards a new, realistic approach of dealing with China”, says Tsering Jampa, director of ICT Europe. It remains to be seen how much effort […]

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ICT Opening Office in Amsterdam

The International Campaign for Tibet is opening an office in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The director of the office will be Tsering Jampa, formerly with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization. “We are very excited to begin working more closely with European groups and are extremely fortunate to have someone as experienced and talented as Tsering Jampa […]

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