Paris: - On Tuesday 27 November the Senate of the French Parliament adopted a resolution in favor of Tibet. The resolution was proposed by The Group for Question on Tibet, an all-party parliamentary support group for Tibet in the French Senate, and was brought about by the deteriorating human rights situation inside Tibet.
As for the function of the resolution, it calls for the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy to entrust the Special Representative of the Union for Human Rights Tibet issue to promote policies within the Union that protect Tibetans rights to maintain their traditional identities; policies that promote constructive dialog between the Government of the PRC and envoys of the Dalai Lama; and promote policies that support the Central Tibetan Administration in developing social services for Tibetans in exile.
Following is English translation of the resolution:
Considering that respect for human rights and freedoms of religion and association, is one of the founding principles of the European Union, its foreign policy aims to promote;
Whereas the authorities of the Republic of China (PRC) had a disproportionate use of force against the 2008 protests in Tibet and since then, they imposed stringent security measures that restrict freedom of expression, association and religion of Tibetans ;
Considering that the talks between the envoys of the Dalai Lama and the Government of the PRC, aimed at finding a peaceful and mutually satisfactory solution to the question of the rights of Tibetans led to any concrete results and are currently at a standstill;
Whereas the democratization of Tibetan institutions in exile has passed a milestone recently with the transfer of political power from the Dalai Lama to the Prime Minister of the Central Tibetan Administration in exile;
Requests the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, in the absence of a special representative for Tibet, to entrust the Special Representative of the Union for Human Rights Tibet issue as a priority, with a mandate to:
- Promoting policy coordination in the European Union for actions consistent support for dialogue between the Government of the PRC and envoys of the Dalai Lama, the prospect of reaching a peaceful and mutually beneficial to the rights of Tibetans;
- Promoting policy coordination in the European Union for coherent actions supporting Tibetan exile community in its efforts, under the direction of the Central Tibetan Administration, in development of education services and health, guarantee a sustainable livelihood to its members, as well as for the preservation of Tibetan culture in exile, in all its aspects.
Become the Senate resolution, November 27, 2012.