The International Network of Parliamentarians on Tibet
The 5th World Parliamentarians Convention on Tibet, held in Rome on the 18th and 19th of November 2009, resolved to form a network of parliamentarians for Tibet (INPaT) to facilitate coordination among parliamentarians and parliamentary groups in order to effectively advance Tibet issues in a concerted manner. The network will share best practices and support the international advancement of a long-term action plan.
Human Rights and Meaningful Autonomy
The human rights situation in Tibet, especially after the widespread protests in 2008, continues to be grim. The Chinese authorities employ harsh measures to silence dissent and to curtail freedom of expression or the free flow of information. INPaT calls on the Chinese government to respect the legitimate rights of all Tibetans. INPaT is convinced that any concrete and durable solution in Tibet can only be achieved through dialogue between the Chinese government and the Dalai Lama who calls for a meaningful autonomy within the constitutional framework of the People’s Republic of China.