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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On eve of Germany’s Elections, Political Parties commit to support Dalai Lama and Tibet

September 20, 2017

Ahead of the 2017 Federal German Election scheduled for Sunday, 24 September, political parties currently represented in the parliament, the Bundestag, responded to questions on Tibet posed to them by the International Campaign for Tibet Germany, the Tibet Initiative Germany and the Association of Tibetans in Germany.

The Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) and the Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU), the Social Democratic Party (SPD), DIE LINKE (The Left) and Alliance 90/ The Greens responded to 11 questions reaffirming their support to encouraging dialogue on Tibet. They were specifically asked about policy plans to advocate for human rights in Tibet, Tibet’s environment and direct dialogue between the representatives of the Dalai Lama and the Chinese government -- in the Federal parliament, by means of official representations with the People’s Republic of China, and through international forums.

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