16/10/2019

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Civil Society Submission on Tibet for China’s UN Universal Periodic Review

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) submitted a UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) submission on People’s Republic of China (PRC) to the UN Human Rights Council in advance of PRC’s Third UPR Cycle in November 2018. The submission, done on 29 March 2018, raises concerns and makes […]

China: Investigate torture-related death of former political prisoner Shonu Palden

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) is deeply saddened by the news of the untimely demise of former Tibetan political prisoner Mr Shonu Palden and extends heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family members and relatives. Mr Palden is survived by his wife and three children: son Tenzin […]

Teenage monk and blogger detained at undisclosed location after staging solo ...

Chinese authorities continue to hold the 18 yr-old monk at an undisclosed location weeks after his arbitrary arrest from Ngaba county town in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Tenzin Gelek, a monk from the local Kirti Monastery, was arrested on 6 September by local security […]

China: Release Tibetan monks from incommunicado detention

  Early this month, two Tibetan monks were arbitrarily arrested for carrying out lone protests on different dates in Ngaba County in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Their current whereabouts remains unknown. Local security forces took Dorjee Rabten, 23, away on 5 September when he […]

TCHRD submits civil society recommendations on gender equality and women’s em...

On 6 August, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) submitted a set of recommendations on gender equality and women’s empowerment to the Central Tibetan Administration’s Women’s Empowerment Desk and the Kashag Secretariat/Cabinet Secretariat as well as to the secretariat of Tibetan Parliament-in-exile. The recommendations were compiled from […]

UN Committee on racial discrimination concerned about human rights situation ...

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) welcomes the review of People’s Republic of China (PRC) by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (‘Committee’) that took place on 10 and 13 August in Geneva. The Committee subsequently released the findings of the review known as […]

Two Tibetans convicted for ‘inciting separatism’ released after s...

Two Tibetan political prisoners were released earlier this month after the completion of their prison terms. Detailed information on their health condition could not be obtained immediately due to restrictions on communication in Tibet.

UN Committee seeks additional information from China on racial discrimination

The UN body working towards the elimination of racial discrimination worldwide has asked for additional information from the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), according to a document dated 13 June 2018. The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (‘Committee’) that monitors implementation of the International Convention […]

China deploys security forces to prevent Tibetans from protesting water diver...

Chinese authorities are forcibly implementing a river diversion project that will have disastrous consequences on the availability water sources for local Tibetan farmers and their herds of cattle in Chumar (Ch: Quma) Township in Bayan Khar (Ch: Hualong) Hui Autonomous County, Tsoshar (Ch: Haidong) Prefecture, Qinghai Province, in the Tibetan province […]

TCHRD organizes workshop on rights-based approach to gender equality and wome...

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) in association with Jagori Grameen organised a three-day workshop on the ‘Rights-based Approach to Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment’ from 25 to 27 June 2018 at the premises of Jagori Grameen in Sidhbari near Dharamsala. A total of 30 participants including […]