Twenty-one participants from six Tibetan non-governmental organizations and the Tibet Policy Institute attend the ongoing two-day (21-22 October) training on United Nations Human Rights Mechanism: Experiences, Challenges and Opportunities for Tibetan people. The two trainers, Mr. Adrian Claude Zoller of Geneva for Human Rights ad Mr. Suhas Chakma of Asian Center for Human Rights teaches the Tibetan participants on i) Introduction to the International System and structure of the UN ii) UN Human Rights Council and its Mechanisms iii) Special Procedures of the UN iv) The UN Treaty Bodies.
As part of the training program, the participants break into working groups to reflect deeply on the grave Tibetan human rights issues and how to highlight those on the international platform. Guided by the trainers, the participants develop strategies on using UN human rights mechanisms and also develop global strategies to alleviate the situation on the ground.
Jointly organized by the Asian Alliance for Human Rights, Geneva for Human Rights and the Tibet Policy Institute, the training is co-sponsored by the Unrepresented Nations and People’s Organization and the International Campaign for Tibet-Europe.