We strongly urge UNHRC and Member States to hold special session to evaluate human rights violations by China in Tibet: Dr Sangay
Dr Lobsang Sangay is President of Central Tibetan Administration
Dharamshala: President of Central Tibetan Administration, Dr. Lobsang Sangay in his statement issued from Dharamshala said UNHRC to act on Human Right Violation by China in Tibet. Sangay said, “We strongly urge the UNHRC and the Member States to hold a special session to evaluate the human rights violations being carried out by China and to establish a country mandate of UN Special Rapporteur on China to monitor, analyze and report annually on the human rights situation in Tibet and other regions under the People's Republic of China.” He added, “We urge the international community to unite and ensure that China fulfils its obligations under international laws including human rights obligations before it is too late.”
Dr Lobsang Sangay said that The Central Tibetan Administration and the Tibetans from both inside and outside Tibet strongly support the call of the UN experts on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to take urgent measures against the Chinese human rights violations.
Yesterday 50 UN independent experts from 30 UN Special Procedure mandate called on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to “act with a sense of urgency” to take all appropriate decisive measures including a special UNHRC session and establishment of a special reporter to protect fundamental freedoms in regions under the People's Republic of China including Tibet, Hong Kong, and Xinjiang.
The Central Tibetan Administration said that Tibetans from both inside and outside Tibet would like to thank the UN experts for their timely intervention and welcome their call for urgent decisive measures against the government of China.
“In the last six decades and more, Tibetans within Tibet are suffering under the authoritarian rule of the government of China. The Chinese government has stripped off Tibetans of their basic human rights guaranteed under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, annihilating the distinct identity of Tibetans and denying them their inherent dignity of being human. The tortures, enforced disappearances, and destructions of monasteries carried out by the government of China against Tibetans are acts of crimes against humanity and do not fall short of being categorized as “cultural genocide.” The persecution and suppression via high-tech surveillance by China have forced 154 Tibetans from different walks of life in Tibet to self-immolate as a mark of peaceful protest against the Chinese authorities since 2009,” said Sangay.