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J&K curbs may violate human rights; use of UAPA worrying, says UNHRC chief

In the past, India has described such criticism as interference in the country’s internal matters based on inadequate understanding of the ground situation.

UNHRC chief Michelle Bachelet was making her opening statement at the 48th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. (Archive)
UNHRC chief Michelle Bachelet was making her opening statement at the 48th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. (Archive)
Updated on Sep 14, 2021 01:34 AM IST

Credible reports of executions of civilians by Taliban: UN human rights chief

Michelle Bachelet said she has received reports of serious violations of international humanitarian law which include summary executions of civilians and restrictions on the rights of women.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet delivers a speech at a special session of the UN Human Rights Council on Afghanistan.(AFP)
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet delivers a speech at a special session of the UN Human Rights Council on Afghanistan.(AFP)
Published on Aug 24, 2021 03:57 PM IST

UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet says Israeli strikes on Gaza may be war crimes

Michelle Bachelet said her office had verified the deaths of 270 Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem, including 68 children, during violence this month.

"If found to be indiscriminate and disproportionate, such attacks might constitute war crimes," Michelle Bachelet said. In picture - Damage around tombs in the old Shujaiya cemetery in Gaza City.(AFP)
Published on May 27, 2021 04:15 PM IST

Bachelet reports arbitrary detention, sexual violence in Xinjiang area of China

Bachelet said on Friday that she hoped to clinch agreement with Chinese officials about a visit to the country. Louise Arbour was the last UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit China, in September 2005.

"We also find it regrettable the High Commissioner made unsubstantiated accusations against China based on misinformation and political pressure," China's delegate Jiang Duan told the UN Human Rights Council. People of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang and the Tibetan region enjoy wide-ranging freedoms, including religious and cultural harmony, she said.(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 02, 2021 05:00 PM IST
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