In order to better understand and promote human rights in their everyday life as well as in their own community, a group of Tibetan refugees who are pursuing higher education in various colleges and universities in India took part in a workshop organised by Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy. All participants—all but three—were undergraduate or graduate students studying a range of subjects, including journalism, law, psychology, political science, economics, and computer applications.
Ms. Jamyang Lhamo, a Catalyst for Change fellow at the Migration and Asylum Project in New Delhi, Ms. Nyima Sangmo, a stringer for the Voice of Tibet news group, and Mr. Rinchen Wangyal, a law graduate and active attorney in Bangalore, were also there.
According to the reports, the event was a component of the TCHRD's yearly human rights education programme for Tibetans ages 18 to 29. The three-day workshop, which was held in Bangalore from July 22 to 24, covered six sessions on international human rights mechanisms and their applicability to the state of human rights in Tibet, with a focus on civil and political rights and sustainable development.
The workshops on the first day were led by TCHRD's senior programme officer Tenzin Dawa and legal officer Tenzin Nordin, who gave lectures on the international human rights concepts and methods. In order to improve the participants' comprehension of identifying human rights issues and engaging with redress mechanisms provided under international instruments, such as the UN treaty bodies, special processes, and universal periodic review, Ms. Dawa presented case studies for group discussion.
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(Information Supplied by TCHRD)
By Team TRC