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Rights for Tibetans – also in Switzerland!
Despite the free trade agreement with China, the fundamental rights of Tibetans in Switzerland must be protected.
Photo: Franziska Rothenbühler
No Business Without Human Rights
The STP addresses the financial involvement of the two large Swiss banks UBS and CS in the controversial North Dakota pipeline project.
Photo: No Spiritual Surrender
No Dirty Gold!
With the "No Dirty Gold!" campaign, the STP is striving to combat dirty gold mining worldwide.
Photo: Daniel Schweizer
More space for travelling Roma
The project "Travelling Roma in Switzerland" aims to reduce conflicts between foreign Roma, the police, the authorities and the population.
Photo: Eric Roset
Who we are
As an independent international human rights organization, the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) stands by minorities and indigenous peoples.
We document human rights violations, we inform the public and raise their awareness of human rights issues. And we protect the interests of those affected in dealings with the authorities and decision-makers.
We support local efforts to strengthen the human rights of minorities and indigenous peoples, and work both nationally and internationally with organisations and individuals who pursue similar goals.
Protecting the fundamental rights of Tibetans – also in Switzerland!
Five years after Switzerland signed a free trade agreement with China, the closer economic ties between Switzerland and China are affecting the fundamental rights of Tibetans in Switzerland. Together with Tibetan organisations and the SPM, call on politicians and authorities,
- to guarantee unrestricted freedom of expression in Switzerland with regard to the situation in Tibet,
- to find alternatives to “China” for the designation of origin in identity documents.
- to actively support the observance of freedom of movement of Tibetans living in Switzerland,
- to ensure protection from surveillance and the right to privacy of Tibetans living in Switzerland.
This petition is supported by:
Tibetan Youth Association in Europe (TYAE), Swiss-Tibetan Friendship Association (GSTF), Tibetan Community in Switzerland and Liechtenstein (TCSL), Tibetan Women’s Organisation (TWOS) and Society for Threatened Peoples (STP)