Civil society groups urge UN to pick ‘courageous’ rights chief


United Nations rights chief Michelle Bachelet has drawn flack for her moderate approach to human rights abuse issues in other countries, and civil society groups are calling for her replacement to be more critical in highlighting these violations. – EPA pic, June 22, 2022.

RIGHTS groups appealed today for the next United Nations rights chief to be appointed through a swift, open process, calling for a “courageous” nominee to stand up to powerful countries.

More than 60 civil society groups, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, sent an open letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres about what they hope to see in the next high commissioner for human rights.


Effective July 2018, access to full reports will only be available with a subscription. Sign-up now and enjoy one (1) week free access!

Subscribe Now!



Sign up or sign in here to comment.


Comments