United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1353 (XIV) New York, 1959
Calls for respect for the fundamental human rights of the Tibetan people and for their distinctive cultural and religious life.
Invito al rispetto dei fondamentali diritti umani del popolo Tibetano e della loro caratteristica vita culturale e religiosa.
United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1723 (XVI) New York, 1961
Solemnly renews its call for the cessation of practices which deprive the Tibetan people of their fundamental human rights and freedoms, including their right to self-determination
Solennemente rinnova il suo invito alla cessazione delle pratiche che privano il popolo Tibetano dei loro fondamentali diritti umani e della libertà, oltre che del loro diritto alla auto-determinazione
United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2079 (XX) New York, 1965
Solemnly renews its call for the cessation of all practices which deprive the Tibetan people of the human rights and fundamental freedoms which they have always enjoyed
Solennemente rinnova il suo invito alla cessazione delle pratiche che privano il popolo Tibetano dei loro fondamentali diritti umani e delle fondamentali libertà di cui hanno sempre beneficiato.
International Commission of Jurists – Report on: The Questions of Tibet, The rule of Law, Geneva, 1959 (Excerpt)
International Commission of Juristsreport on Tibet and the Chinese Peopl’es Republic, Geneva, 1960 (Excerpt
European Parliament, Strasbourg, 14 October 1987
Gravely concerned by the recent disturbances in Lhasa which are reported to have caused many deaths
Fortemente preoccupato dai recenti disordini a Lhasa che, a quanto riferito, hanno causato molti decessi
West German Bundestag, Bonn, 15 October 1987
The German Parliament notes that the situation in Tibet has changed for the worse during the last weeks.
Il Parlamento Tedesco rileva che la situazione in Tibet è cambiata in peggio durante le scorse settimane
United States Congress, S. Con. Res. 129, Washington, DC -16 September 1988
Expressing the support of the Congress for the Dalai Lama and his proposal to promote peace, protect the environment, and gain democracy for the people of Tibet
Esprime il sostegno del Congresso al Dalai Lama e alla sua proposta di promuovere la pace, di proteggere l’ambiente e ottenere la democrazia per il popolo del Tibet
Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, Written Declaration N0. 173 – 5 October 1988
Aware of the disturbances in Tibet and the Tibetan people’s wish to strengthen its national independence and rights to survival as well as to the development of its culture
Consapevole dei disordini in Tibet e del desiderio del popolo Tibetano di rafforzare la sua indipendenza nazionale e il diritto alla sopravvivenza, così come dello sviluppo della sua cultura
European Parliament, Strasbourg -15 March 1989
Having regard to recent demonstrations in Tibet at which the Chinese security forces opened fire and numbers of people were killed and many others injured
Ha rilevato come durante le recenti dimostrazioni in Tibet le forze di sicurezza Cinesi abbiano aperto il fuoco e ucciso numerose persone e ferito molte altre
United States Congress, S. Con. Res. 82, Washington, DC – 15 March 1989
Expressing the concern of the Senate for the ongoing human rights abuses in Tibet
Esprime la preoccupazione del Senato per il reiterato abuso dei diritti umani in Tibet
Italian Parliament – Commission of Foreign Affairs, Rome – 12 April 1989
To inquire about the present situation in Tibet
Informarsi sulla attuale situazione in Tibet
United States Congress, H. Con. Res. 63, Washington, DC – 16 May 1989
Tibetans engaged in peaceful demonstrations in Lhasa were fired on by Chinese authorities, reportedly killing 30 to 60 persons and injuring hundreds
Tibetani partecipanti a pacifiche dimostrazioni a Lhasa sono stati oggetto di colpi d’arma da fuoco da parte delle autorità Cinesi che, a quanto riferito, hanno provocato da 30 a 60 morti e centinaia di feriti
United States Congress, S. Con. Res. 79, Washington, DC – 5 October 1989
To congratulate His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet for being awarded the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize.
Per esprimere congratulazioni a Sua Santità il XIV Dalai Lama per l’ottenimento del Premio Nobel per la Pace nel 1989
United States, Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989, Washington, DC
Australian Senate Resolution – December 6, 1990, and the House of Representatives on June 6, 1991
Expresses its deep concern about the current situation in Tibet
Esprimono la loro profonda preoccupazione per l’attuale situazione in Tibet
UN Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minority Rights, Resolution 1991/10 Geneva, August 23,1991
At its forty-third session, the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities adopted, on 23 August 1991, resolution 1991/10 entitled “Situation in Tibet”.
Durante la sua quarantatreesima sessione, la Sub-commissione per la Prevenzione della Discriminazione e la Protezione delle Minoranze ha adottato, il 23 agosto 1991, la risoluzione 1991/10 dal titolo “La Situazione in Tibet”
United States Congress, H. Con. Res. 106, Washington, DC – 27 May 1993
Urging the President to raise, at the highest levels of the Government of the People`s Republic of China, the issue of Chinese population transfer into Tibet in an effort to bring about an immediate end to that government`s policy on this issue.
Sollecita il Presidente a sollevare, ai livelli più alti del Governo della Repubblica Popolare Cinese, la questione del trasferimento della popolazione Cinese in Tibet, con l’intento di provocare l’immediata cessazione di tale linea di condotta
European Parliament, Strasbourg -15 September 1993
A resolution on the detention of the Tibetans, Gendun Rinchen, Lobsang Yontan [sic] and Damchoe Pemo, and other violations of human rights in Tibet.
Una risoluzione riguardante la detenzione dei cittadini Tibetani Gendun Rinchen, Lobsang Yontan [sic] e Damchoe Pemo, oltre ad altre violazione dei diritti umani in Tibet
European Parliament, Strasbourg -17 May 1995
Panam Integrated Rural Development Project in Tibet
Progetto di Sviluppo Rurale Integrato in Panam, Tibet
European Parliament, Strasbourg – 13 July 1995
On the situation in Tibet and the disappearance of the six-year old Panchen Lama
Riguardante la situazione in Tibet e la scomparsa del Panchen Lama di sei anni
Canada-China Relations – 15 June 1995
Motion Respecting Human Rights in China and Tibet adopted
Mozione affinchè venga adottato in Cina ed in Tibet il rispetto dei Diritti Umani
United States Congress, H. Con. Res. 106, Washington, DC – 8 September 1995
Expressing the sense of the Senate welcoming His Holiness the Dalai Lama on his visit to the United States.
Espressione dei sensi di benvenuto del Senato, a Sua Santità il Dalai Lama in occasione della sua visita negli Stati Uniti
Australian Senate Resolution – 30 November 1995
Notes that China has announced the selection of a new Panchen Lama in an attempt to overrule the Dalai Lama’s choice of five months ago
Rilievo di come la Cina abbia annunciato la designazione di un nuovo Panchen Lama in un tentativo di annullare la scelta del Dalai Lama di cinque mesi anteriore
Basque Parliament, Basque Autonomous Country, Spain -12 December 1995
Declares its support… Pays homage to the Tibetan people
Dichiara il suo sostegno… Rende omaggio al popolo Tibetano
United States Congress, S. Con. Res. 43, Washington, DC – 13 December 1995
Expressing the sense of Congress regarding Wei Jingsheng; Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the next Panchen Lama of Tibet; and the human rights practices of the Government of the People’s Republic of China.
Esprime i sensi del Congresso riguarganti Wei Jingsheng; Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, il prossimo Panchen Lama del Tibet; e la politica dei diritti umani del Governo della Repubblica Popolare Cinese
European Parliament, Strasbourg – 14 December 1995
Resolution on the selection of the Panchen Lama and religious freedom in Tibet
Risoluzione sulla designazione del Panchen Lama e la libertà religiosa in Tibet
European Parliament, Strasbourg, 18 April 1996
Resolution of the European Parliament on the resolution on China and Tibet. Submitted to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights and the position of the EU countries
Risoluzione del Parlamento Europeo circa la risoluzione riguardante la Cina ed il Tibet. Presentata alla Commissione sui Diritti Umani dell’ONU e la posizione degli stati membri della EU
European Parliament, Strasbourg, 23 May 1996
Resolution of the European Parliament – gravely concerned by reports from Beijing and Lhasa that the Chinese authorities of occupied Tibet have widened a ban on pictures of the Dalai Lama from monasteries and temples to include schools and private homes, whereas pictures of the Dalai Lama in Tibet had been allowed since 1979
Risoluzione del Parlamento Europeo – fortemente preoccupato da resoconti da Pechino e Lhasa, riportanti che le autorità Cinesi del Tibet occupato hanno esteso la proibizione di esporre immagini del Dalai Lama dai monasteri e dai templi fino ad includere le scuole e le abitazioni private, mentre fin dal 1979 le immagini del Dalai lama erano state autorizzate
The statement from the Saami Parliament – 26 May 1996
On behalf of the Saami people in Norway, Sweden and Finland, the Nordic Saami Parliaments support the basic rights of the Tibetan people to decide upon their own future in accordance with the principles of self-determination as laid down by the United Nations.
A nome del popolo Saami in Norvegia, Svezia e Finlandia, il Parlamento Nordico del popolo Saami sostiene I fondamentali diritti del popolo Tibetano a decidere del proprio futuro secondo i principi della auto-determinazione definiti dalle Nazioni Unite
German Bundestag, Bonn, 20 June 1996
Since the resolution of the German Federal Parliament passed on 15 October 1987 by all Parliamentary Groups in common, the human rights situation in Tibet has not improved, but has further deteriorated.
Dalla risoluzione del Parlamento Federale Tedesco del 15 ottobre 1987, presa all’unanimità da tutti i Gruppi Parlamentari, la situazione dei diritti umani in Tibet non è migliorata, ma si è ulteriormente aggravata
Belgian Parliament, 20 June 1996
The Belgian Parliament approved on June 20th a long and detailed resolution on the situation in Tibet.
Il Parlamento Belga ha approvato in data 20 giugno una lunga e dettagliata risoluzione circa la situazione in Tibet
Parliament of the Principality Liechtenstein, 21 June, 1996
Petition concerning a resolution of the Parliament to the effect that the United Nations Secretary-General Receives the Dalai Lama
Petizione riguardante la risoluzione del Parlamento alo scopo che il Segratario Generale dell’ONU riceva il Dalai Lama
Australian Senate Resolution – 17 September 1996
Calls for the cessation of any practices which would deprive the Tibetan people of their fundamental human rights and freedoms
Invito per la cessazione di ogni comportamento che possa privare il popolo Tibetano dei loro fondamentali diritti umani e della libertà
Australian Senate Resolution 5 March 1997
Seeks immediate information from the Chinese Government on Ngawang Choephel’s whereabouts and well-being
Richiesta di informazioni urgenti al Governo Cinese su in che luogo si trovi e sullo stato di salute di Ngawang Choephel
European Parliament, Strasbourg, 13 Mar 1997
Urged Beijing to give an official and positive response to the Dalai Lama’s proposals
Sollecita Pechino a fornire una risposta ufficiale e positiva alle proposte del Dalai Lama
United States Senate Resolution – 11 March 1997
Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding United States opposition to the prison sentence of Tibetan ethnomusicologist Ngawang Choephel by the Government of the People’s Republic of China.
Esprime i sensi del Senato riguardanti l’opposizione degli Stati Uniti alla sentenza di condanna al carcere dell’etnomusicologista Ngawang Choephel, da parte del Governo della Repubblica Popolare Cinese
Australian Senate Resolution – 29 May 1997
Australian Senate Resolution 24 November 1997
European Parliament, Strasbourg, 16 Jan 1998
Resolution on the appointment of an EU special representative for Tibet
Risoluzione di nomina di un rappresentante speciale della UE per il Tibet
The Parliament of the Czech Republic – 20 March 1997
European Parliament, 13 May 1998
To take steps to ensure the appointment of a special UN rapporteur on Tibet
Per intraprendere azioni allo scopo di garantire la nomina di relatore speciale all’ONU sul Tibet
Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs – Irish Parliament, 21 July 1998
……to raise with the Chinese leadership the question of human rights in Tibet and in particular the recent unrest and deaths of named Tibetan citizens in Drapchi Prison; to further raise the question of self-determination for the Tibetan people and the possibility of Ireland hosting a meeting between the Chinese and Tibetan officials with a view to assisting in a resolution of this problem; to further raise with the Chinese leadership the possibility of President Jiang Zemin meeting with the Dali Lama; and for permission to be given to the Dali Lama to visit Buddhist shrines in China.”
United States Senate Resolution – September 17, 1998
Expressing the sense of the Congress in support of the recommendations of the International Commission of Jurists on Tibet and on United States policy with regard to Tibet.
(1) expresses grave concern regarding the findings of the December 1997 International Commission of Jurists report on Tibet that………
(2) supports the recommendations contained in the report referred to in paragraph (1) that–
(A) call on the People’s Republic of China–
(i) to enter into discussions with the Dalai Lama or his representatives on a
solution to the question of Tibet;
(ii) to ensure respect for the fundamental human rights of the Tibetan people; and
(iii) to end those practices which threaten to erode the distinct cultural, religious and national identity of the Tibetan people and, in particular, to
cease policies which result in the movement of Chinese people to Tibetan territory;
(B) call on the United Nations General Assembly to resume its debate on the question of Tibet based on its resolutions of 1959, 1961, and 1965; and
(C) call on the Dalai Lama or his representatives to enter into discussions with the Government of the People’s Republic of China on a solution to thequestion of Tibet;
(3) commends the appointment by the Secretary of State of a United States Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues………
(4) calls on the People’s Republic of China to release from detention the 9-year old Panchen Lama, Gedhun Cheokyi Nyima, to his home in Tibet from which he was taken on May 17, 1995, and to allow him to pursue his religious studies without interference and according to tradition;
(5) commends the President for publicly urging President Jiang Zemin, during their recent summit meeting in Beijing, to engage in dialogue with the Dalai Lama; and
(6) calls on the President to continue to work to secure an agreement to begin substantive negotiations between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Dalai Lama or his representatives.
Passed the Senate September 17, 1998.
United States Senate Resolution – February 12, 1999
Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the human rights situation in the People’s Republic of China.
Esprime i sensi del Congresso riguarganti la situazione dei diritti umani del Governo della Repubblica Popolare Cinese
Saami Parliaments’ resolution on Tibet – 3 March 2000
…Hereby, the Sami Parliament urges Norway in the strongest possible way, to act in accordance with their commitments, and co-sponsor the draft resolution regarding the human right situation in China. Additionally, the Sami Parliament encourages Norway to further accentuate the Tibetan situation in the draft resolution.…
European Parliament, 13 April 2000
Having regard to its earlier resolutions on the occupation of Tibet and the repression of its people by the Chinese authorities,
1. Condemns the ongoing discrimination of the Tibetan people by the People’s Republic of China on religious, political, educational, language and cultural grounds;
2. Calls on the Chinese government to open the dialogue, without pre-conditions, on the future of Tibet, with the Dalai Lama and on the basis of his five-point peace plan: (1) Transformation of the whole of Tibet into a zone of peace; (2) Abandonment of China’s population-transfer policy; (3) Respect for the Tibetan people’s fundamental human rights and democratic freedoms; (4) Restoration and protection of Tibet’s natural environment; (5) Commencement of earnest negotiations on the future autonomous status of Tibet;
3. Calls on the Commission and the Council to express publicly their concerns about the situation in Tibet and in China and to raise them in meetings with China at all levels and expects the Council to abandon its “no action” approach to China, which is preventing the human rights situation in China from being discussed;
4. Urges the Council to take the initiative, at the current session of the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva, on the adoption of a resolution expressing concern at the serious human rights violations perpetrated in China, including the continual oppression of Tibet;
5. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the government of China, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Parliament in exile of Tibet.
Resolution on Tibet by Sami Parliament – 30 september 2000
The Saami Conference, representing Saami organisations in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, at its 17th meeting in Kiruna, Sweden:
1. In the strongest possible way, condemns the ongoing Chinese occupation of Tibet. This year it is 50 years since the Chinese army attacked Tibetan territory, and made independant Tibet an occupied country;
2. Expresses grave concern regarding the reports on serious violations of the Tibetan people’s fundamental human rights, and the increasing restrictions on their exercize of cultural and religious freedom; ……
European Parliament resolution on the EU human rights priorities and recommendations for the upcoming session of the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva
European Parliament resolution on the Human rights: Religious freedoms in the People’s Republic of China – 15 February 2001
1. Calls on China to release all those detained or imprisoned for peacefully exercising their internationally recognised rights to freedom of belief, religion and conscience;
2. Calls for the constitutional right to freedom of religion and belief to be fully guaranteed, together with the exercise of the associated rights of freedom of conscience, freedom of expression, freedom of association and freedom of assembly;
3. Regrets that, after having signed the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the PRC has still not finalised the ratification and implementation processes;
4. Reiterates its condemnation of the continued and severe violation of human rights in Tibet and the ongoing discrimination practised against the Tibetan people by the PRC authorities on the basis of race or ethnic origin or religious, cultural or political beliefs;
5. Invites the PRC government to allow Falun Gong practitioners to practise their fundamental right to freedom of conscience, expression, association and assembly in accordance with the PRC constitution;
6. Calls for the European Union and its Member States to submit a resolution to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights at its meeting in Geneva to condemn all violations of religious rights and, in particular, those directed against Tibetan and Mongolian monks, certain Christian churches and certain Muslim communities and adherents of the Falun Gong movement;
7. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the parliaments of the Member States, the Office of the UNHC for Human Rights and the PRC Government and Parliament.
Beijing’s application to host the 2008 Olympic Games – 5 July 2001
The European Parliament, …recalling that the Charter of the Olympic Games states that Olympism has as a goal ‘to place sport at the service of the harmonious development of humankind, with the object of creating a peaceful society with the preservation of human dignity’……
1. Invites the International Olympic Committee to establish guidelines to include respect for human rights and democratic principles to be applied as a general rule to host countries of Olympic Games,
2. Regrets that the PRC clearly fails to uphold universal human, civil and political rights, including freedom of religion and therefore believes that this negative record and the repression in Tibet as well as in Ouighouristan and in South Mongolia, make it inappropriate to award the 2008 Olympic Games to Beijing;
3. Urges the International Olympic Committee in any case to make a thorough environmental impact assessment with regard in particular to the recurrent water shortages, the impact of mass tourism and the social repercussions in the region surrounding Beijing;
4. Invites the International Olympic Committee to reconsider Beijing’s candidacy when the authorities of the PRC have made a fundamental change in their policy on human rights, and the promotion of democracy and the rule of law;
5. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the Presidents of the parliaments of the Member States, and to the International Olympic Committee.
Resolutions on Tibet
United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1353 (XIV) New York, 1959