In advance of the upcoming EU-China Summit, due to take place virtually on 1st April, the International Campaign for Tibet urges the European Union to ensure that the Tibetans’ right for self-determination and human rights feature on the agenda of the discussions.
Europe and Tibet
EU Statement at the 49th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council – 21 March 2022
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