European Bhutanese reach Geneva for Lobby

Kathmandu, March 17: Representing over one hundred thousand Bhutanese in exile, a four-member delegation of Bhutanese Advocacy Forum Europe (BAF -Europe) has reached Geneva earning this morning to lobby in the 13th Human Right Council meeting in Palis des Nations. Continue reading

BAF- Europe meets EU Officials.

BAF delegates with Mr. Jean Christian Remond and Mrs. Rensje Teerink(photo: Ram Karki)

A five member delegation of the newly formed advocacy forum of the Bhutanese in Europe, BAF-Europe, met with the EU officials yesterday in Brussels. The delegation led by its chief co-ordinator, Mr. Durga Giri that included forum’s  representatives and coordinators  for Netherlands, Belgium and Germany held an hour long meeting with Mr. Jean Christian Remond and Renseje Teerind, Head and deputy head of the Unit for India, Nepal and Bhutan at the European Commission respectively.

According to Forum’s press statement, they discussed issues concerning 1985 Citizenship Act, Right to Equal protection of Culture,Costume and Tradition, Language and Script, Religion, Establishment of Human Rights Commission, Ratification of the UN Convention, Inclusive democracy and Governance, release of political prisoners,  dialogue and repatriation,EU Aid and Human Rights in Bhutan with the officials in the meeting. Continue reading

Bhutanese in Europe Form Advocacy Forum

Munich, Germany, January 22: Europe-based Bhutanese including those who participated in the Geneva campaign last December have declared Bhutanese Advocacy Forum Europe (BAF,Europe) to raise the issue of human rights and democracy in the international forums. Continue reading