International Network of Parliamentarians on Tibet (INPaT)

The International Network of Parliamentarians on Tibet is an international cross-party group of legislators working towards the human rights issue – civil and political rights of Tibetans in Tibet. It also strives to preserve Tibet’s precious culture based on the wisdom of non-violence and compassion not only for Tibetans but also for the whole world.

It is made up of global legislators led by a group of co-chairs, who are senior politicians drawn from a representative cross-section of the world’s major political parties during every World Parliamentarians Conference on Tibet. Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat will act as the permanent coordinator among them and its secretary will take the charge of the INPaT’s secretary.

The principles of the International Network of Parliamentarians on Tibet (INPaT):

  • To support Tibet and Tibetans in their peaceful struggle for human rights and to preserve their religion and cultural heritage.
  • To press upon China to abide by the UN Universal Declaration on Human Rights.
  • For early resumption of dialogue between the Chinese government and envoys of the His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

What do we do?

INPaT’s mission is to foster deeper collaboration between like-minded legislators on issues relating to Tibet and Tibetans. Its principal work is to craft a proactive and strategic approach to issues related to the People’s Republic of China on Tibet and Tibetans. To monitor relevant developments, to assist legislators to construct appropriate and coordinated responses to the People’s Republic of China. Its activities fall into four broad areas:

  1. Safeguarding International Rules and UN Declaration
    The People’s Republic of China is a signatory to a number of UN Covet Declaration on Human Rights and must be held responsible for all the violations in Tibet, and it must be impressed upon to maintain the standards of the international legal order which must be protected from distortion.
  2. Upholding Human Rights
    PRC must give prominence to universal human rights and dignity of life for Tibetans.
  3. Promoting Genuine Autonomy to Tibetans
    The PRC must abide by the Basic Law of China and the law on regional autonomy for the ethnic minorities in China.
  4. Strengthening collaborations
    The legislators of the democratic nations must develop complementary strategies to address the challenges presented by the PRC.