Panel discussion: China – World power without Human Rights
Panellists: Harry Wu/Washington, Rebija Kadeer/Washington, Tsering Jampa/Amsterdam, Marino Busdachin/Brussels
Moderation: Helmut Steckel
In Cooperation with Tibet Initiative Deutschland/Regional Group Hamburg
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Harry Wu is founder and executive director of the 'Laogai Research Foundation' in Washington and author of several books on forced labour camps (Laogai) in China. For 19 years he himself had to live as a prisoner in the Laogais. Like no other Chinese dissident he is able to analyse the human rights in China and point out ways to overcome the dictatorial regime.
Rebiya Kadeer, president of the Uigur World Congress is called 'Mother of the Uigurs';. In March 2005 she was released early after five years of imprisonment. Two of her children have been sentenced to imprisonment of several years in China. Rebiya Kadeer calls herself a fighter for human rights. In 2006 she was nominated for the Nobel Price for Peace.
Tsering Jampa, director of the 'International Campaign for Tibet Europe'; (ICT) campaigns with her organisation for a broader international support of Tibet. Freedom and autonomy of Tibet should be obtained by peaceful means. She votes for peaceful resistance of the Tibetan people.
Marino Busdachin is Secretary General of the 'Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation' (UNPO), which has consultative status at the UN Economic and Social Council. It is the lobby of states, nations and peoples not represented at the United Nations to which the Tibetans, Uigurs and Aborigines of Australia among others belong. The acceptance of equality of all nations and peoples, the observance of human rights and the commitment to democracy and pluralism are among the guidelines of these organisations
- Date: Monday 23 July 2007, 8 p.m. (20:00)
- Location: University of Hamburg, Main Building, Edmund Siemers Allee 1, Room ESA B
- Admission: € 10,-- English with translation into German