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
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’

Topic |   United Nations
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
Michelle Bachelet, UN high commissioner for human rights, is under pressure to secure unfettered access to China’s Xinjiang region. Photo: Reuters
READ FULL ARTICLE