Geneva: Paralleling the ongoing 44th session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Tibet Bureau Geneva will be holding a virtual side-event titled “Human Rights Situation in Tibet” on 15 July 2020. The panel discussion will be broadcasted live via Tibet TV Facebook page between 7 pm to 8 pm (Indian Time); 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm (Geneva Time) and 9:30 am to 10:30 am (New York Time).
The panellists include Sophie Richardson, China Director, Human Rights Watch; Christa Meindersma, Advocacy Director at International Campaign for Tibet- Netherlands and Tenzin Lhadon, Visiting Fellow at Tibet Policy Institute, CTA. The panel will be moderated by Thinlay Chukki, Special Appointee for Human Rights at Tibet Bureau Geneva. The panel will accept live questions from the audience through the comments section.
Generally, the Tibet Bureau Geneva organizes a side-event on Tibet related issues in the UN building paralleling the UNHRC sessions. However, due to the Wuhan originated Covid-19 pandemic, the UNHRC decided against holding any side events during the current 44th session. Therefore, this session’s side-event is being hosted virtually.