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ICT President Matteo Mecacci raises Tibet with UN and EU officials in Geneva and Brussels

June 28, 2018

On June 26, ICT President Matteo Mecacci attended the meeting between the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Al Hussein and ICT Chairman of the Board, Richard Gere, in Geneva, where the human rights situation inside Tibet was discussed.

Following that, Matteo Mecacci was in Brussels on June 27 and 28 to meet with representatives from different national and European Institutions.

He first met with the Austrian Permanent Representation to the EU, a week before the start of Austria’s EU Presidency, and presented ideas and concrete recommendations for EU policy on Tibet.

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ICT findings on self-immolations in Tibet presented at Human Rights Council

GENEVA: Together with two other NGOs and a Tibetan witness, the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) presented a briefing on self-immolations in Tibet and Chinese policy at the Palais Des Nations in Geneva where the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) is meeting for its 21st session (10-28 September, 2012). The panel discussion entitled “The significance […]

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The significance of self-immolations in Tibet and Chinese policy

GENEVA: Several government delegations and NGOs addressed the worsening human rights situation in the People’s Republic of China, particularly the rights of Tibetans and Uyghurs, in statements to the 21st session of the U.N. Human Rights Council (September 10-28, 2012). As part of the September 17 debate under Item 4 “Human Rights situations that require […]

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Europe, US, Canada raise Tibet at UN Human Rights Council; call on China to grant rights and access to outside observers

Geneva, June 28, 2012: Government delegations to the U.N. Human Rights Council spoke publicly about the worsening human rights situation in Tibet today as part of Item 4 on the Council’s agenda (20th session), “Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention.” The countries raising Tibet were: Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Sweden […]

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ICT report on Cultural Genocide presented at UN Human Rights Council

ICT, Geneva, June 21, 2012: Representatives from the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) presented its recently published report “60 Years of Chinese Misrule | Arguing Cultural Genocide in Tibet” (view or download report) at the Palais Des Nations in Geneva where the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) is meeting for its summer session (20th session, […]

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Governments confront China at UN Human Rights Council

ICT, Geneva, March 14, 2012: European governments and the United States raised strong concern about Tibet in their statements to the U.N. Human Rights Council yesterday (March 13) as part of the key Item 4 “HR situations that require the Council’s attention.” Chinese delegates at the multilateral forum impose substantial pressure on countries not to […]

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Czech Republic expresses ‘serious unease’ about ‘escalation of tensions’ in Tibet at UN Human Rights Council

United Nations, Geneva, 29 February – As the 19th session of the UN Human Rights Council continued to hear from dignitaries during a “High-Level Segment,” Czech Republic’s Deputy-Prime Minister and Foreign Minister raised the cases of self-immolations by Tibetans. Addressing the Council today, Mr. Karel Schwarzenberg stated: “With serious unease, we follow the continued escalation […]

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UN Human Rights Council publishes written statement on discrimination in Tibet

GENEVA—The Secretary-General of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has published an NGO-submitted written statement detailing the discrimination facing Tibetans in Tibet. The statement, submitted by the Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l’amitie entre les peuples (MRAP), will be circulated at the 19th Session of the UNHRC which meets in Geneva, Switzerland from […]

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ICT delivers UN statement on illegal killings by security forces in Tibet

On 3 June, ICT delivered an oral statement at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on the use of extrajudicial and summary executions in Tibet. As ICT does not have an official status at the UN, the statement was delivered under the name of France Libertés. ICT’s director for government relations in Europe, Stewart […]

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ICT Europe attends final session of UN Human Rights Commission

On Tuesday 28 March the last ever session of the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) was attended by Ms Tsering Jampa, Executive Director of ICT Europe, and Stewart Watters, Campaign Coordinator of ICT Europe. The UNHRC was founded in 1946 and has for many years been a crucial forum for Tibetans to address Chinese […]

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Hundreds rally on behalf of Tibetan Tenzin Delek at UN Human Rights Commission

Geneva, Switzerland – Hundreds of people from around the world gathered today at the annual meeting of the UN Human Rights Commission demanding that China meet international standards of human rights and due process in the case of the well known and highly respected Tibetan lama, Tenzin Delek Rinpoche. More than 20,000 messages of support […]

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Problems with education in Tibet under scrutiny again at UN

The high level of illiteracy in Tibet came under the spotlight at the UNCHR again today with a special briefing on “Education in China and Tibet” being hosted by the International Fellowship for Reconciliation. Speakers included Professor Katarina Tomasevski, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, Mr. Nicolas Becquelin, Research Director, Human Rights in […]

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Illiteracy in Tibet ‘horrendous’ says UN expert

Katarina Tomasevski, the UN expert on education told the 60th session of the UN Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR), that the illiteracy situation in Tibet was “horrendous” and lacking far behind in comparison with the situation in China. Ms. Tomasevski presented her report to the UN human rights forum this afternoon. She was referring to […]

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US to sponsor China resolution at UN Rights Commission

U.S. State Department officials notified the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) that the United States will introduce a resolution critical of China’s human rights record at the 60th session of the U.N. Human Rights Commission, which is currently meeting in Geneva. The State Department is still formulating draft language for the resolution and is working […]

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US considering China resolution at UN Rights Commission

A senior State Department official said on January 29, 2004, that the United States is “seriously considering” sponsoring a resolution on China’s human rights practices at the forthcoming UN Human Rights Commission session in Geneva. Lorne Craner, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights & Labor, said at a conference on China on January […]

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