Challenging China on its economic, social and cultural rights violations

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Challenging China on its economic, social and cultural rights violations

TJC and the Tibet Lobby team engage the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights over Tibet. The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) is a multilateral treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 16 December 1966, and in force from 3 January 1976. It commits the countries who […]

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March 10 Speech – how you can support Tibet

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March 10 Speech – how you can support Tibet

TJC’s Executive Director, Iona Liddell, was honoured to be asked by a coalition of Tibet groups, including the Tibetan Community in Britain, to give a speech at the March 10 Uprising Day demonstration in London on what non-Tibetans can do to support the Tibetan struggle. Full text is below: Speech for Tibetan Uprising Day “My […]

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Latest developments in landmark Tibet case

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Latest developments in landmark Tibet case

There is currently a case in the Spanish courts which accuses five Chinese leaders, including recent Prime Minister of China Hu Jintao, of committing crimes such as torture and genocide against the Tibetan people. This decade-long case has recently been making headway, and headlines, as China attempts to pressure the Spanish government into stopping the […]

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Tibet success at United Nations human rights review

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Tibet success at United Nations human rights review

China’s UPR human rights review: Successes and future steps China’s human rights record was reviewed through the Universal periodic Review mechanism at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in October 2013; Tibet Justice Center’s co-coordination of a Tibet coalition lobby group saw UN members states successfully challenged to stand up for Tibet, as Tibet […]

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China on the Human Rights Council

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China on the Human Rights Council

China re-joined the UN Human Rights Council in November 2013 in a “clean slate” election, with four states for four seats. While its presence clearly undermines the overall credibility of the Council, this does present an opportunity to hold other UN member states responsible for ensuring China is held more strongly to account for its […]

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TJC engages UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on situation in Tibet

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TJC engages UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on situation in Tibet

Tibet Justice Center (TJC), supported by the Boston University Asylum and Human Rights Law Clinic, has submitted a report to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on China’s detrimental policies and practices in Tibet which effect the rights to self-determination, non-discrimination, work, health, education, adequate standard of living, and cultural life of […]

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