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Meeting No. 81
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development met in camera at 1:14 p.m. this day, in Room 306, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Scott Reid, presiding.


Members of the Subcommittee present: Nina Grewal, Pierre Jacob, Wayne Marston, Scott Reid, Gary Ralph Schellenberger and David Sweet.


Acting Members present: Sean Casey for Hon. Irwin Cotler.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Erin Shaw, Analyst; Brian Hermon, Analyst.

The Subcommittee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Subcommittee business.

It was agreed, — That the Subcommittee hold two additional meetings on the study of the Human Rights Situation in Honduras and that Paul Romer and Todd Gordon be invited.


It was agreed, — That the Clerk prepare a budget for two members to travel to Eritrea during the summer recess, in relation to its study on the Human Rights Situation in Eritrea.


It was agreed, — That the Subcommittee expresses its deep concern regarding the People’s Republic of China’s repressive tactics against the Tibetan people in the Tibet Autonomous Region as well as in the Tibetan areas incorporated into other provinces of China.

Deplorably, these actions have led to more than one hundred self-immolations to date.

The Subcommittee calls on China’s leadership to negotiate in good faith with the Tibetan leadership in exile; to end its repressive actions against Tibetan people and to provide real autonomy to the Tibetan people within the People’s Republic of China.

Urge the Chinese Government to allow independent monitors and media access to the Tibet Autonomous Region and other Tibetan areas of China without restrictions in the region.


It was agreed, — That the Subcommittee invite a representative from the Uyghur Canadian Society in relation to its study on Forced Harvesting and Trafficking of Human Organs.


At 1:50 p.m., the Subcommittee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Subcommittee

2013/05/23 2:27 p.m.