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“All human beings are born free and equal

in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Human Rights in Tibet

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 2:00pm
340 Cannon House Office Building


Please join the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC) for a hearing on the human rights crisis in Tibet, focusing specifically on the increasing number of self-immolations and the Chinese government policies that have resulted in this tragic situation.

Since 2009, a total of 118 Tibetans have set themselves on fire to protest the ongoing suppression of religious and cultural rights. The Chinese government has responded aggressively with harsh sentencing and torture for those suspected of involvement. Given the upcoming bilateral talks on June 7 and 8, in which President Obama will be meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss a number of issues, this timely hearing will highlight the continuing human rights abuses facing Tibetans.

If you have any questions, please contact the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission at 202-225-3599 or

Hosted by:

James P. McGovern, M.C.
Co-Chairman, TLHRC
Frank R. Wolf, M.C.
Co-Chairman, TLHRC


Panel I

  • Charlotte Oldham-Moore, Senior Advisor, Office of the Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights

Panel II

  • Sophie Richardson, China Director, Human Rights Watch
  • Bhuchung K. Tsering, Vice President for Special Programs, International Campaign for Tibet
  • Tsering Kyi, Tibetan writer, blogger analyst and relative of a self-immolator


113th Congress