The International Commission of Jurists said in a statement in Geneva on June 5 that after studying evidence regarding the Chinese suppression of Tibet, it had concluded that there had been a “deliberate violation of fundamental human rights.” A report approved by the Commission said: “There is also a prima facie case that on the part of the Chinese, there has been attempt to destroy the national, ethical, racial and religious, group of Tibetans by killing members of the group and by causing serious bodily harm to members of the group. “These acts constitute the crime of genocide under the genocide convention of the United Nations of 1948.” The International Commission of Jurists is a non-governmental organisation with consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.