All posts by: Mandie McKeown

Tashi Wangchuk, awarded the 2017 ‘Tenzin Delek Rinpoche Medal of Courage’ as he awaits trial for “inciting separatism”

Tashi Wangchuk, [1] a young Tibetan entrepreneur and language rights advocate who is awaiting trial on charges of “inciting separatism”, [2] has been awarded the ‘Tenzin Delek Rinpoche Medal of Courage’ in recognition of his courage and dedication to promoting...
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World Water Day 2016: Concern for impact of China’s policies on Asia’s regional water security

22 March 2016 To: Foreign and Environment Ministers of the Governments of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam. cc Mrs Irina Bokova, Director General, UNESCO; UNFFCC Your Excellencies, We are writing to you on World...
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Tibet Advocacy Coalition | UPR Mid-Term Assessment

In 2014, following China’s 2nd cycle Universal Periodic Review, China committed to comply with crucial recommendations spanning economic, cultural, and social rights, as well as non-derogable rights, such as freedom from torture. However, since the 2nd-cycle UPR, China has unleashed an increased...
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Tibet Third Pole welcomes COP21 Climate Agreement; calls for stronger human rights protection and urgent action to protect the Tibetan Plateau

For Immediate Release; 12 December 2015 Contacts: Lobsang Yangtso [English, Tibetan] or Mandie McKeown, International Tibet Network [English] +44 (0)7748 158 618. [Paris] Tibetans and Tibet supporters in Paris welcomed the adoption of the COP21 Agreement, to limit warming to...
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COP21 Paris: China’s failed environment policies exacerbate human rights abuses

For Immediate Release: 8 December 2015 China’s failed environment policies exacerbate human rights abuses of Tibetans, Uyghurs, Southern Mongolians and Han Chinese Paris COP21 agreement must include strong language to enshrine the protection of human rights [PARIS] The civil and...
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Tibet Third Pole delegation arrives in Paris

Media Release: For Immediate Release; 28 November 2015 Tibet Third Pole delegation arrives in Paris to Demand Climate Action for Tibet [Paris] A delegation of Tibetans and Tibet supporters are joining the thousands of environment and human rights activists who are...
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United Nations: China Raise False Information about Tenzin Delek Rinpoche’s Death

Press Release: 18 November 2015 [For Immediate Release] United Nations: China Raise False Information about Tenzin Delek Rinpoche’s Death Tibet, Uyghur and Southern Mongolian activist leaders slam China’s defensive responses about torture abuses during the United Nations Committee on Torture...
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Tibet Advocacy Coalition | CAT Submission

Tibet Advocacy Coalition Report for Submission to the UN Committee Against Torture – for Consideration of the Sixth Report of the People’s Republic of China on its Implementation of the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or...
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#Beijing2022: Protest and anger as Tibet campaigners respond to Beijing winning the 2022 Winter Olympic Games

MEDIA RELEASE: 31 July 2015 Read in Spanish In response to the International Olympic Committee’s decision to award the 2022 Olympic Games to China, the International Tibet Network said: “The IOC has sent the wrong message to the wrong people at...
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Activists reject IOC’s assurances on #Beijing2022 “naïve, inexplicable and alarming”

MEDIA RELEASE: 29 July 2015 Human rights activists reject IOC’s latest assurances on Beijing Olympics bid as “naïve, inexplicable and alarming” IOC letter to campaigners expresses “confidence” in China’s promises on human rights Human rights campaigners have reacted with outrage to a...
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