Michelle Bachelet, UN high commissioner for human rights, is under pressure to secure unfettered access to China’s Xinjiang region. Photo: Reuters
Michelle Bachelet, UN high commissioner for human rights, is under pressure to secure unfettered access to China’s Xinjiang region. Photo: Reuters

UN human rights chief seeks Xinjiang visit this year amid ‘reports of serious violations’

  • Michelle Bachelet’s office has been negotiating with Beijing since 2018 and it’s the first time she has publicly suggested a timeline
  • She also says national security law imposed in Hong Kong has had a ‘chilling impact’ and trials of those charged will be ‘an important test’

Michelle Bachelet, UN high commissioner for human rights, is under pressure to secure unfettered access to China’s Xinjiang region. Photo: Reuters
Michelle Bachelet, UN high commissioner for human rights, is under pressure to secure unfettered access to China’s Xinjiang region. Photo: Reuters
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