Michelle Bachelet

UN rights envoy Michelle Bachelet defends controversial China visit

Michelle Bachelet's long-planned trip this week has taken her to the far-western region, where Beijing is accused of the detention of over a million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities.

published on : 28th May 2022

Russia's attack on Ukraine has opened a dangerous chapter in world history: UN Human Rights Council 

Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the Russian Federation's military attack on Ukraine had opened a new and dangerous chapter in world history.

published on : 4th March 2022

China's Foreign Minister says UN rights chief can visit Xinjiang but won't allow any probe

UN Human Rights Chief Bachelet has long sought access to the western Chinese region to investigate accusations of abuse against ethnic Uyghurs.

published on : 20th February 2022

Hate Speech: Internet has to be detoxified without undermining legitimate dissent, says UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Make sure civil society and experts are involved in designing and evaluating regulations.

published on : 21st January 2022

Women’s participation forging peace worldwide, ‘vastly worse’ post-pandemic, says UN High Commissioner for Human Rights 

With COVID-19, the situation for women human rights defenders and the prospects for women's full participation in building peace, has become “vastly worse”, Michelle Bachelet said.

published on : 19th January 2022

UN urges moratorium on use of AI that imperils human rights

UN releases new report that examines how AI systems that affect people’s lives and livelihoods are being rushed to be used without setting up proper safeguards to prevent discrimination.

published on : 15th September 2021

Economic emergency in Lanka may further expand military role in civilian functions: UN rights body

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on August 31 declared an economic emergency to contain soaring inflation after a steep fall in value of the country's currency caused a spike in food prices.

published on : 13th September 2021

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet slams Taliban over reprisal killings

Bachelet cites “multiple” allegations of Taliban house-to-house searches looking for officials from the previous government and “people who cooperated with U.S. security forces and companies.”

published on : 13th September 2021

Nearly four lakh people newly displaced in Afghanistan by conflict since start of year: UN

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said in a statement Tuesday that the Taliban must cease their military operations in cities.

published on : 12th August 2021