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Navi Pillay

UN Rights Commissioner makes strong first statement on Tibet

November 2, 2012

Days before the Chinese leadership meets for its important Party Congress, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has urged the Chinese government to immediately address the long-standing Tibetan grievances that have led to an escalation in protests and 62 self-immolations.

Mary Beth Markey, President of the International Campaign for Tibet, said today: “We welcome this strong message from the UN High Commissioner, signalling her office’s acute concern about the crisis in Tibet and support for the Tibetan people. It will certainly be noticed in Beijing that this authoritative statement is issued in the week before a major generational leadership change in the Chinese Communist Party leadership, and welcomed by Tibetans struggling inside Tibet.”

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UN Secretary-General reacts to Tibetan hunger strikers in New York

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon reacted this week to a hunger strike by three Tibetans outside UN headquarters in New York, according to his spokesman Martin Nesirky who said: “The secretary general affirms the right of all people to peaceful protest. He is however very concerned about the health of the hunger striking protesters.” (March […]

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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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UN Human Rights Experts to China: Disclose the fate and whereabouts of Kirti Monks

Geneva, 8 June – In a strongly worded public statement issued today, the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) of the UN Human Rights Council called upon the Chinese authorities “to disclose the fate and whereabouts of all those who have been subject to enforced disappearances in China, including a group of Tibetan […]

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Tibetan Language: UN human rights experts’ urgent intervention with China


According to documents made available before the 17th session of the UN Human Rights Council, four human rights experts of the Council, on 22 October, 2010 issued a joint urgent appeal to China “regarding allegations relating to restrictions imposed on the use of the Tibetan language in schools in the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of China.” […]

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UN Special Rapporteur warns of consequences to nomad settlement

At the conclusion of his mission to China today (Dec. 15 – 23, 2010) the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter, said that Tibetan and Mongolian nomads should not be compelled to settle. It is Chinese government policy to implement policies of settling Tibetan nomads, confiscating their land, and fencing […]

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UN Committee against Torture finds “deepened climate of fear” in Tibet

The UN Committee against Torture has today released its concluding observations of China’s report on its adherence to the UN Convention against Torture. China, like other State parties to the Torture Convention is required to submit periodic reports to the Committee on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention. The Committee expressed deep concern […]

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UN Secretary-General urges China for restraint in Tibet

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the Chinese authorities to exercise restraint in Tibet in the wake of disturbances in the region, according to the United Nations News Center. Speaking to reporters following a luncheon with members of the Security Council on March 17, 2008, the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that he is “increasingly concerned” about […]

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UN monitoring body urges UN to discuss human rights violations in Tibet

A UN monitoring organization, UN Watch, has urged the United Nations Human Rights Council to consider the issue of China’s violation of human rights in Tibet as it holds a special session on the situation in Darfur. In a statement before the 3rd regular session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on December […]

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UN Special Rapporteur on Torture’s 2005 China Mission Report: Excerpts on Tibet (Tibetan)

“Breaking the Will: The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture’s 2005 China Mission Report” is a compilation of information from the UN report on the use of Torture in China, including in Tibet. The PDF report is available in two versions. This version includes only the Tibetan language.

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UN Special Rapporteur on Torture’s 2005 China Mission Report: Excerpts on Tibet

“Breaking the Will: The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture’s 2005 China Mission Report” is a compilation of information from the UN report on the use of Torture in China, including in Tibet.

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UN Special Rapporteur on Torture condemns maltreatment of Tibetan prisoners in rare eyewitness report

The UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture, Dr Manfred Nowak, stated that ‘torture remains widespread’ in Tibet and China after he spoke directly to Tibetan political prisoners during visits to the three main prisons in the Tibet Autonomous Region in November last year. Dr Nowak was the first official international observer to visit a new prison, […]

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UN torture body concerned on refoulement of Tibetan refugees

The UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) has expressed concern on cases of refoulement of Tibetan refugees by Nepal in a concluding observation adopted during the Committee’s 35th session which took place at the UN in Geneva from 7-25 November, 2005. Refoulement means the expulsion of persons who have the right to be recognized as refugees. […]

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UN child rights body increases pressure on China to allow independent access to Panchen Lama

Amsterdam – The 40th session of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) this morning called upon the Chinese authorities to allow an independent body to verify the fate of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the 16-year-old Panchen Lama of Tibet. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima […]

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