Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD)
http://tchrd.org/
Last update of this source description: 15 September 2010, current as at 18 October 2011.
Mission/Mandate:
“TCHRD is the first Tibetan non-governmental human rights organization to be established in exile in India. Founded in 1996, TCHRD is registered as an NGO under Section 2 of the Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860 and is based in Dharamsala, North India.” (TCHRD Website, http://tchrd.org/about/, accessed on 15 September 2010)
Target group:
exile Tibetan community; UN Human Rights Council; regional, national and international conferences; media. (TCHRD Website, http://tchrd.org/about/, accessed on 15 September 2010)
Objective:
   “1. To promote and protect human rights of the Tibetan people in Tibet
   2. To educate the exile Tibetan community on human rights principles and democratic concepts.” (TCHRD Website, http://tchrd.org/about/, accessed on 15 September 2010)
Funding:
“TCHRD receives its funding from various funding agencies as well as donations from individual sponsors for its projects and activities.” (TCHRD Website, http://tchrd.org/about/, accessed on 15 September 2010)
Scope of reporting:
Geographic focus: Tibet, China
Thematic focus: human rights situation in Tibet
Reporting methodology:
“TCHRD conducts regular, systematic investigations of human rights situation in Tibet and monitors human rights policies of the People's Republic of China (PRC). On issues of human rights concerns that confront Tibetans inside Tibet, TCHRD every year brings out an annual report, thematic reports, profiles of former political prisoners, monthly newsletters, and press releases and news briefs.” (TCHRD Website, http://tchrd.org/about/, accessed on 15 September 2010)
Publication cycle:
Annual reports; monthly human rights updates; Topical Reports do not have a fixed publication cycle
Languages:
English, Tibetan
Navigation of website:
Select Annual Reports, Topical Reports or Human Rights Update in the menu on the left-hand side of the homepage
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