Tibet Brief Newsletter
Keep up to date with the key developments on Tibet with our bi-monthly electronic newsletter providing concise information and perspectives on the political, economic and human rights situation in Tibet.
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In this edition: New ‘ethnic unity’ regulations violate Tibetans’ human rights; ICT’s recommendations for next Global Biodiversity Framework; Tibetan Uprising Day commemorated around the world; Tibet at the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council (…)
Germany backs Tibetans’ right to select their religious leaders
Coronavirus response in Tibet: arrests, crackdown, religious repression
In this edition: First meeting for European Parliament’s Tibet Interest Group since elections; The Dalai Lama should reincarnate following traditional Tibetan practices, Tibetan religious leaders say; More than 30 Tibetans imprisoned after protests in Sershul; Tibetan students ordered not to take part in religious activities during winter break; Former monk dies after self-immolating (…)
In this edition: Delegation of Tibetan parliamentarians visits Europe; China sets preconditions for Tibetan college graduates to criticize the Dalai Lama to get public jobs; Despite damning UN climate report, China refuses to make changes in Tibet; Tibetans losing safety in Nepal after new treaties with China; 12th UN Forum on Minority Issues held in Geneva; Sweden and the Netherlands adopt strategies on China; Chinese academic accused of espionage banned from Belgium; ICT visits Taiwan for FIDH’s 40th Congress (…)
Reports by International Campaign for Tibet contain in-depth reporting, monitoring and analysis on particular issues related to Tibet.
The Chinese government plans to construct large hydropower stations in Tibetan areas, likely to have a negative impact on the environment and to lead to the relocation of thousands of local people.
In this analysis, ICT shows how a system of intense security and forced assimilation that Chinese Communist Party official Chen Quanguo first developed in Tibet is now being used in Xinjiang, where Chen and his forces have locked up at least 1 million ethnic Uyghurs and Kazakhs in prison camps because of their ethnicity, culture and religion.
Peaceful solo protests last month by three monks in the Tibetan region of Amdo who have now disappeared are the most recent occurrences of an act of remarkable courage that has become a trend in eastern Tibet since around 2014. This trend seems linked to a wish by protestors to make a strong statement about freedom and loyalty to the Dalai Lama without undertaking the more extreme act of self-immolation.
To provide context to the current crackdown and life inside Tibet, ICT created a series of briefings on topics ranging from the 2008 uprising to the crucial nature of Tibet’s environment. These briefing papers are intended to provide insight into several key areas that affect life on the plateau which has shaped its past and will determine its future.
Since February 2009, there have been 155 confirmed self-immolations within Tibet and the PRC, 12 occurring in 2011, 86 in 2012, 27 in 2013, 11 in 2014, 7 in 2015, 3 in 2016, 5 in 2017 and 4 in 2018.
The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) proudly celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2013. For more than two decades, ICT has called the world’s attention to the injustices and brutality suffered by the people of Tibet. With offices in Washington, DC, Amsterdam, Berlin and Brussels, ICT’s advocacy work reaches international audiences, gaining support for Tibet among […]
In September 2002, following renewed contact, the envoys of the Dalai Lama arrived in Beijing to take part in what could be considered the most serious round of Sino-Tibetan talks since the early 1990s. Click here to download the full factsheet in PDF.