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Spain forces an express reform to prevent arrest of Chinese leaders for Tibet

Filed in Legal news, Universal jurisdiction by on February 3, 2014
Spain forces an express reform to prevent arrest of Chinese leaders for Tibet

El País, 23rd January 2014 (Front Cover story) SPAIN FORCES AN EXPRESS REFORM TO DROP THE LAWSUIT AGAINST CHINESE LEADERSHIP* THE POPULAR PARTY (PP) PRESENTS A BILL LIMITING UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION MADRID WISHES TO AVOID CONFLICT CAUSED BY AN INVESTIGATION INTO GENOCID *Translation by the Comité de Apoyo al Tíbet (CAT). Original Spanish here – http://politica.elpais.com/politica/2014/01/22/actualidad/1390418719_906409.html […]

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Latest developments in landmark Tibet case

Filed in Featured Article by on January 24, 2014
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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Letter to Prime Minister Rajoy from Tibet Justice Center

Filed in Universal jurisdiction by on January 22, 2014
Letter to Prime Minister Rajoy from Tibet Justice Center

Tibet Justice Center has sent a letter to the Spanish Prime Minister, expressing deep concern about reports in Spain’s main national daily newspaper that the Spanish government intends to limit the independence of Spain’s judiciary. Reportedly, this move is due to political pressure from China, related to the ground-breaking universal jurisdiction lawsuit on Tibet being […]

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El Pais – Judge Moreno sidesteps arrest warrants against top-ranking Chinese Party members (English)

Filed in Legal news, Uncategorized, Universal jurisdiction by on January 22, 2014
El Pais – Judge Moreno sidesteps arrest warrants against top-ranking Chinese Party members (English)

The judge “consults” the Fourth Section of the Audiencia Nacional’s Criminal Court El Pais, 9 Jan 2014 *Please note this is an unverified translation. The original article can be found in Spanish here: http://politica.elpais.com/politica/2014/01/09/actualidad/1389299258_890415.html Almost two months after the Fourth Section of the Audiencia Nacional’s Criminal Court issued a writ on 18 November for the […]

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El Pais – Rajoy government bids to halt Tibet case against Chinese officials

Filed in Uncategorized, Universal jurisdiction by on January 22, 2014
El Pais – Rajoy government bids to halt Tibet case against Chinese officials

Rajoy government bids to halt Tibet case against Chinese officials Spain plans to reduce judiciary’s powers in universal justice cases after Beijing warned of damaged relations El Pais 16 Dec 2013 Spain fears China crisis over Tibet court case In an effort to head off a diplomatic crisis, the Popular Party (PP) government is planning […]

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Centenary of Tibetan Independence Proclamation

Filed in Historical Tibet by on December 1, 2013 0 Comments
Centenary of Tibetan Independence Proclamation

February 13, 2013 was the centenary of the Tibetan proclamation of Tibetan independence, issued by the XIIIth Dalai Lama. At a time of political instability in neighbouring China, Tibetans chose February 13, 1913 to re-assert their independence to Chinese leaders and the world. To mark the anniversary, Tibet Justice Center released an updated report “The […]

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China’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) – United Nations, Geneva

Filed in UN advocacy by on December 1, 2013
China’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) – United Nations, Geneva

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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Tibet success at United Nations human rights review

Filed in Featured Article by on December 1, 2013 0 Comments
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

Filed in Featured Article by on November 30, 2013
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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Tibet Success at United Nations human rights review

Filed in UN advocacy by on November 30, 2013 0 Comments
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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