October 18, 2021

China joins U.N. human rights panel, will help pick experts on free speech, health, arbitrary detention

China joins U.N. human rights panel, will help pick experts on free speech, health, arbitrary detention

China joins U.N. human rights panel, will help pick experts on free speech, health, arbitrary detention

Mr. Jiang Duan, who holds the rank of Minister at China’s mission to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, will play a key role in selecting the world body’s monitors on health, freedom of speech, arbitrary detention and enforced disappearances.

GENEVA, April 2, 2020 — China was appointed on Wednesday to a United Nations Human Rights Council panel where it will play a key role in picking the world body’s human rights investigators — including global monitors on freedom of speech, health, enforced disappearances, and arbitrary detention — in a move that has sparked protest by international human rights activists.

 

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