Press Briefing: Rights Groups Representing Frontline Communities Assess China’s UPR Outcomes

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WHAT: Post UPR press briefing with Tibetan, Uyghur, Hongkonger, Chinese and rights group representatives who will provide on-the-ground analysis of the outcomes of China’s Universal Periodic Review at the United Nations and what this means for affected communities living under Beijing’s rule. The briefing will take place immediately following the Review at the United Nations in Geneva.

WHEN: Tuesday, 23 January 2024 from 2:00–3:00 p.m. CET

WHERE: In-person: Rue de Varembé 1, Ground Floor 

Please register to attend HERE

WHO: 

  • Lhadon Tethong, Tibet Action Institute & Tibet Advocacy Coalition – @lhadon
  • Topjor Tsultrim, Students for a Free Tibet & Tibet Advocacy Coalition – @SFTHQ 
  • Zumretay Arkin, World Uyghur Congress – @ZumretErkin
  • Peter Irwin, Uyghur Human Rights Project – @PeterIrwin_
  • Hong Kong and Chinese Human Rights Defenders: to be announced

Moderator: Sophie Richardson, Independent Analyst (@SophieDRich)

WHY: Frontline activists had been calling on the international community to make strong and meaningful recommendations during China’s 2024 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) to address Xi Jinping’s rampant crackdown on the rights of Tibetans, Uyghurs, Hong Kongers and Chinese dissidents. In January 2024, after over five years, China will have its human rights record assessed during the 4th cycle of UPR. A panel of cross-movement activists will provide on-the-ground, first-hand analysis of the outcomes of the UPR, and unpack what this means for affected communities living under China’s oppressive grip.

Questions can also be raised ahead of time via coalition@tibetjustice.org

We are currently working on enabling virtual attendance but this is not yet confirmed.

**Photo Opportunity: A protest in Place de Nations will take place before and during the UPR. For more information contact mandie@tibetnetwork.org

CONTACTS:
Gloria Montgomery, Tibet Advocacy Coalition, + 44 (0) 7541362001, coalition@tibetjustice.org

Mandie McKeown, International Tibet Network, +44 (0)7748 158 618, mandie@tibetnetwork.org