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Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD)

Name of Administrative Contact:
Tsewang Lhadon (Ms.); Executive Director

Street Address:
Narthang Building, Gangchen Kyishong

City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code:
Dharamsala, 176 215, H.P. INDIA

Telephone Number:
+91 1892 223363

Fax Number:
+91 1892 225874

Email Address:
Tsewangl@tchrd.org, lhadon3879@yahoo.co.in

Web Page URL (Address):

Brief background information on TCHRD:

Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) established in 1996. The Centre is based in Dharamsala, the norhtern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh in India.

The Mission and Aim of TCHRD is to:
* promote and protect the human rights of the Tibetan people in Tibet and
* educate the Tibetan community-in-exile on the principles and concepts of human rights and democracy.

Some of the activities of the Centre are:
a.. Monitor and Research human situation in Tibet
b.. Produce documents/reports relating to specific human rights issuesdisseminate them internationally
c.. Create awareness on the human rights situation in Tibet through seminars and conferences, through press releases and news briefs and memorandums to visiting delegations to China and Tibet, , through case submissions to UN special Rapporteurs and Working Groups and through presentations- written and oral at international conferences and meetings.
d.. Lobby for international support for human rights of Tibetan people
e.. Educate the Tibetan community-in-exile in the principles of human rights and democracy through workshops, schools and training sessions
The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy is governed by a governing body of 12 members from various sectors who act as trustees of the Centre. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the patron of the Centre.

The Centre has a regular staff of twelve Tibetans including the Executive Director. Time to time the centre is supported by volunteers both Tibetan and western. The Executive Director looks after the day to day functioning of the Centre.

TCHRD is funded by donations from individuals and Foundations around the world.

last updated: 1.21.04

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