The International Campaign for Tibet calls on the German EU Presidency to focus on the situation in Tibet in relations with China and to address the silence about the devastating human rights situation on the Tibetan Plateau.
Europe and Tibet
As the European Union prepares to hold its annual summit with China next week, the International Campaign for Tibet urges its leaders to use this opportunity to demand concrete improvements on human rights in Tibet and to reiterate at the highest level their call for reciprocal access to Tibet.
Belgium and the Netherlands have weighed in on the rights of the Tibetan Buddhists by declaring that it is up to the Tibetan religious community to select the future Dalai Lama, rejecting China’s efforts to control the succession of the revered Tibetan leader.
The first meeting of the European Parliament’s Tibet Interest Group since a new Parliament was elected took place today in Brussels. The meeting brought together about 15 Members of the European Parliament or their assistants, as well as the International Campaign for Tibet’s Brussels team and Tashi Phuntsok, head of the Office of Tibet in […]
A delegation of four members of the 16th Tibetan Parliament in Exile (TPIE) concluded on Nov. 24 a week-long advocacy tour that took them to France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
At a meeting of the European Parliament’s Tibet Interest Group (TIG) in Brussels yesterday – the last in the Parliament’s 8th term – the International Campaign for Tibet expressed its deep appreciation for the determined and sustained support of its members for the Tibetan people, and its hope for the group to be reinstated in the next term.
Ahead of the 2019 Belgian federal and regional elections that will take place this Sunday 26 May, a number of Belgian -both French speaking and Dutch speaking –political parties responded to a questionnaire on Tibet submitted to them by the International Campaign for Tibet.
At the 7th World Parliamentarians’ Convention on Tibet taking place in Riga from 7-10 May, ICT’s EU Policy Advisor Vincent Metten delivered a presentation on the European Union’s policy on Tibet.
In a resolution adopted at its plenary session today in Strasbourg, the European Parliament has singled out China for its persecution of Tibetans and other ethnic and religious groups and demanded that the Chinese authorities respect their fundamental rights and freedoms.
Ahead of the 21st EU-China Summit in Brussels on 9 April, a group of NGOs including ICT published a press release calling on EU leaders to press their Chinese counterparts on the deteriorating human rights situation in the country during the meeting.