The UN Human Rights Council is holding its 7th session this month in Geneva. One of the items scheduled for discussion yesterday was the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action which was a human rights declaration adopted by the World Conference on Human Rights in June 1993. AI utilized the Vienna Declaration to raise the issue of Tibet in its oral statement to the Council. Other countries and NGO’s have also made statements on Tibet. However, the Chinese delegate interrupted those statements repeatedly arguing that a country specific discussion was out of order. Nevertheless, the AI delegate read about a third of her prepared statement.

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