UN General Assembly Resolution 1353 (XIV), 1959

"Considering that the fundamental human rights and freedoms to which the Tibetan people, like all others, are entitled include the rights to civil and religious liberty for all without distinction, ... Mindful also of the distinctive cultural and religious heritage of the people of Tibet and of the autonomy which they have traditionally enjoyed, ... Calls for respect for the fundamental human rights of the Tibetan people and for their distinctive cultural and religious life."

UN General Assembly Resolution 1723 (XVI), 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."

UN General Assembly Resolution 2079 (XX), 1965

"Gravely concerned at the continued violation of the fundamental rights and freedoms of the people of Tibet and the continued suppression of their distinctive cultural and religious life, as evidenced by the exodus of refugees to the neighboring countries, ... 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."

European Parliament Resolution on Tibet, 1992

"Noting with deep anxiety the continued denial of the Tibetan people's right to self-determination, in spite of the fact that according to the relevant international law, a broad range of possibilities are available to pave the way for the attainment of this right,"

German Parliament Resolution on Tibet, 1996

"Starting with the inhuman military action since the invasion by China in 1950, the violent suppression of Tibet and her aspirations for political, ethnic, cultural and religious self-determination has continued to this day."

US Congress Resolution on Tibet, 1998

"Whereas in 1960, the International Commission of Jurists found ‘that acts of genocide has been committed in Tibet in an attempt to destroy the Tibetans as a religious group,’ and concluded that Tibet was at least ‘a de facto independent State’ prior to 1951 ... be it resolved by the Senate (the House of Representative concurring), that Congress

  1. (1)expresses grave concern regarding the findings of the 1997 International Commission of Jurists report on Tibet that (A) repression in Tibet has increased steadily since 1994, resulting in heightened control on religious activity; a denunciation campaign against the Dalai Lama unprecedented since the Cultural Revolution; an increase in political arrests; suppression of peaceful protests; and an accelerated movement of Chinese to Tibet; and (B) in 1997, the People's Republic of China labeled the Tibetan Buddhist culture, which has flourished in Tibet since the seventh century, as a 'foreign culture' in order to facilitate indoctrination of Tibetans in Chinese socialist ideology and the process of national and cultural extermination;

  1. (2)supports the recommendations contained in the report ... and calls on the People's Republic of China ... to ensure respect for the fundamental human rights of the Tibetan people; and ... 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;"

European Parliament Resolution on Tibet, 2008

"Calls for the Chinese President and Government to establish a real dialogue with HH the Dalai Lama in order to find a sustainable solution with regard to the cultural and spiritual autonomy of Tibet and true minority rights for the Tibetan people in other Chinese provinces;"

5th World Parliamentarians Convention Declaration on Tibet, 2009

"Recognizing that the People’s Republic of China has a moral responsibility to address the legitimate grievances of the Tibetan people through fair administration of rule of law under international standards of justice, respect for freedom of religion and expression, protection of the Tibetan peoples right to express their cultural identity and way of life, and implementation of genuine autonomy;"

“...conflicts can be overcome by respecting the fundamental rights of distinct peoples and ethnic and linguistic minorities and enabling them to exercise the right to self-government while respecting territorial integrity of the state;”

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