Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy

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Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
Type Non-profit NGO
Key people
Lobsang Nyandak
Website tchrd.org

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) is a Tibetan non-governmental nonprofit human rights organization.


The TCHRD investigates and reports on human rights issues in Tibet and among Tibetan minorities throughout China. [1] [2] It is the first Tibetan non-governmental human rights organization to be established in exile in India. [3] [4] [5] The TCHRD publishes articles on censorship and discrimination faced by Tibetans in Tibet; keeps databases on Tibetan political prisoners in China, Tibetans who have self-immolated, and Tibetans who have died in detention; and publishes reports and yearly human rights updates. The TCHRD has emphasized that an "important source of support for the Tibetan people comes from the Chinese community from both within and outside China." [6]

Lobsang Nyandak, President of the Tibet Fund and former Representative to the Americas for the Dalai Lama, was the founding Executive Director. [7]

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