7th Session of the UN Human Rights Council: ICJ intervention on the escalating human rights situation in Tibet

The ICJ in its intervention of 25 March 2008 urged the Government of China to permit the Tibetan people to exercise their rights to demonstrate peacefully and to express their views about the situation in Tibet.

The ICJ also called for a prompt and independent international investigation into allegations of the human rights violations.

The ICJ concluded that the Tibetan people have a right to self-determination and that a referendum of the Tibetan people to determine the future status of the region would significantly contribute to resolving the political conflict in Tibet.

China-ICJ Intervention under Item 8 on the Follow-up and Implementation of the Vienna Declaration-Open letters-2008 (full text, PDF)

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