Legal Materials on Tibet

Australian Senate Resolution on Tibet (1994) [p.291]


November 10,1994


That the Senate:

a. notes that, during the week beginning 6 november 1994, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress, Qiao Shi, is on an official visit to Australia;

b. recognises that during the 1989 pro-democracy protests, Mr Qiao Shi served as head of China's security services;

c. expresses its concern that the human rights situation in Tibet appears to have deteriorated and that the Tibetan people continue to be denied their fundamental human rights and freedoms;

d. endorses the representations made by the Australian Government and by members of this Parliament to the People's Republic of China on human rights in Tibet,

e. urges the Chinese Government to to recognise the fundamental human rights and freedom of the Tibetan people and to enter into genuine dialogue with representatives of the Chinese Government and to ensure that they understand the depth of the Australian community's feelings about these matters;


f. requests from the Chinese Government a commitment that it will not deny visas to exiled Tibetan women any part of the world who wish to attend the United Nations World Conference on Women which is due to be held in Beijing in 1995.

Tibet Justice Center Home | Legal Materials on Tibet | Australia