New Human Rights Chief Vows to be Voice of Defenseless

The new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet vows to be the voice of the voiceless and to uphold the needs and rights of the many victims of gross violations and abuse.  In her first oral statement to the U.N. Human Rights Council since assuming her post, Bachelet presented a dismal view of the state of human rights around the world.   In her speech at the opening of the 39th Council session in Geneva, Michelle Bachelet paid homage to the courage and achievements of her predecessor, High...


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Published By: VOA Africa - Monday, 10 September

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