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Chamber of Deputies of Luxembourg Resolution (1996) [p.335]



February 14, 1996

The Chamber of Deputies

- Noting the policy since 1950 of cultural assimilation, indeed, of the destruction of the ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious identity of the Tibetans essentially by forced sterilisation and abortion, kidnapings and disappearances, the sinisation of the Tibetan administration is accompanied by continued and blatant violations of human rights;

-Noting that the mass transfer of the Chinese population to Tibet has lead to the fact that Tibetans are already a minority there;

- Recalls the resolution adopted on the 13 July 1995 by the European Parliament and expressing its support for the Dalai Lama's efforts to re-establish by peaceful means, the cultural and religious freedom of the Tibetans;

- Condemns the destruction of the ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious identity of the Tibetans, and the systematic violations of their human rights;

- Expresses its support for the Tibetans and the efforts undertaken by the Dalai Lama to re-establish, by peaceful means, the religious and cultural freedom of the Tibetans;

- Invites the Chinese Authorities

-- to put an end to the violations and garantee the respect of fundamental rights of individuals and the people;-- to immediately stop the transfer of Chinese people to Tibet;-- to participate in negotiations, through political dialogue, with a view to reaching a democratic and definitive solution to the Tibetan question/problem;

- Invites its President to intervene with the government in order that he intervenes in this way in all pertinent international instances and notably with the Human Rights Commission of the UNO in Geneva, with a view to adopting a resolution pertaining, and accomplishes all the necessary acts to realise the definitive objectives laid down in the present resolution;

- Invites its president to transmit this resolution to the Chinese Government and to the Secretary General of the United Nations.

Resolution adopted unanimously by the 59 Deputies present on 14/2/96.

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