TCHRD Statements

China must publicly disclose truth about Tibet’s disappeared Panchen Lama

On the 25th anniversary of the enforced disappearance of the 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) reiterates its call for his immediate and unconditional release and unfettered access to independent international human rights group to ascertain his fate and wellbeing. Gedhun […]

Tibetans Defend #RightToProtest: TCHRD Campaign on Peaceful Assembly launched

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) launched today the #WhyProtest digital campaign to promote and protect the right to freedom of peaceful assembly or the right to protest. The right to protest is universally recognised as a fundamental human right that is crucial to creating a tolerant […]

Human Rights Day 2019: UN member-states must defend universal human rights by...

On the 71st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) calls on the UN member-states to defend universal human rights by protecting civil society expression. This call comes at a time when civil society voices are under attack in […]

TCHRD: Campaign against Gender-Based Violence is a phenomenal success

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) is pleased to announce that the campaign against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) has been overwhelmingly successful. The opening ceremony on 25 November was well attended by the exile Tibetan community in India and others, and everyone was eager to listen and participate. […]

TCHRD Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence agai...

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) will join the UN’s annual campaign of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. This global campaign to end all forms of violence against girls and women begins on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, 25 November […]

Former Tibetan political prisoner sentenced to 18 years for protest; wife giv...

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) expresses deep concerns over the condition and whereabouts of a former political prisoner and his wife who had been secretly sentenced to 18 years and two years respectively in Sog (Ch: Suo) County, Nagchu (Ch: Naqu) Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, the […]

Tibetan Translation of Guide to Language Rights of Linguistic Minorities Rele...

2019 marks the 19th anniversary of International Mother Language Day observed annually on 21 February all over the world to highlight the importance of linguistic and cultural diversity for sustainable societies. First proclaimed by the UNESCO in 1999, the date represents the killing of students protesting for their mother tongue […]

TCHRD Statement on International Human Rights Day 2018

“We will not enjoy security without development, we will not enjoy development without security, and we will not enjoy either without respect for human rights.”                                   ~ Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations […]

Joint Press Statement – China UPR: Civil Society Deeply Concerned by Re...

We, the undersigned, express deep concern over the removal of valuable stakeholder information by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) for consideration by UN members states ahead of the 3rd Cycle Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the People’s Republic of China. The UPR process, undertaken through […]

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 […]