Special Rapporteur on the right to food

Special Rapporteur on the right to food

HRC 19th Session (20 January 2012) Symbol No. A/HRC/19/59/Add.1

Threats to resettled nomadic herders and other former rural residents

The resettlement policy conducted in the Tibet Autonomous Region has expanded to non-herders, and is aimed at resettling, relocating or rehousing a majority of the Tibetan rural population into newly built concentrated settlements, under a “Comfortable Housing” policy that calls for the destruction and reconstruction of unsuitable dwellings. It was reported in 2010 that between 50 and 80 per cent of the 2.25 million nomads on the Tibetan plateau were being progressively relocated.

HRC 7th Session (5 March 2008) Symbol No. A/HRC/7/5/Add.1

The Special Rapporteur brought to the Government’s attention information received regarding the severe impact of resettlement programs and forced evictions that are being implemented in Tibetan areas of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). According to the information received, tens of thousands of Tibetans are being negatively affected by nomad settlement and resettlement, land confiscation and fencing policies, which are mainly implemented in Golok (Guoluo) and Yushu districts of Qinghai province, but also in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) and other provinces that have large Tibetan populations, including Gansu, Sichuan and Yunnan.

 

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