Geneva: The Tibet Bureau Geneva will organise a virtual side-event on the human rights situation in Tibet paralleling the 47th UN Human Rights Council on 2 July 2021.
The virtual panel discussion will be broadcast live via Tibet Bureau Geneva Facebook page from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm India Time (New York time- 9:00 to 10:00 am; Geneva Time- 3:00- 4:00 pm). The audience can submit their live questions via the comments section.
The speakers of the panel include Vincent Metten, EU Policy Director of International Campaign for Tibet based in Brussels; Tenzin Dawa, Senior Program Officer at Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy based in Dharamshala and Ralph Bunche, General Secretary of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) based in Brussels.
All the speakers will speak on human rights situation in Tibet focusing on issues requiring attention from the Council particularly in relation to the ongoing UNHRC session. Mr. Vincent will speak on the violations of right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in Tibet. Ms. Tenzin Dawa will speak on surveillance and violation of right to privacy in Tibet and Mr. Ralph Bunche will speak about the latest reports from UNPO on compromised spaces series vis-a-vis Tibet.
At the ongoing 47th UN Human Rights Council session, Canada along with 43 countries has raised grave concerns on Tibet and has also called for unfettered access to East Turkestan (CHN: Xinjiang).