We understand that the vast quantity of information available through the United Nations can be overwhelming when searching for information on Tibet. This resource centre brings in one place all Tibet-related copies of original documents. This includes resolutions, recommendations, observations and opinions issued by the three pillars of the U.N Human Rights Protection System, and communications and reports by TCHRD which are not available anywhere else online. The three pillars are: The Special Procedures, the Treaty monitoring Bodies, and the Universal Periodic Review.
The Tibet Resource Centre Project was jointly monitored and executed by interns Roisin Bryne and Jordan Dorjee. Bryne is a student of BSc International Development and Food Policy at University College Cork, Ireland. Dorjee is a student of sociology at University of Waterloo, Canada.
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations. The documents on which the reviews are based are: 1) information provided by the State under review, which can take the form of a “national report”; 2) information contained in the reports of independent human rights experts and groups, known as the Special Procedures, human rights treaty bodies, and other UN entities; 3) information from other stakeholders including national human rights institutions and non-governmental organizations. For more information on the UPR, click here.