Former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet delivers a speech during the inauguration of her Horizonte Ciudadano Foundation in Santiago, on August 2, 2018. The foundation will offer a space for dialogue on issues such as human rights, gender, health, children, environment, science and decentralisation. Photo: Agence France-Presse

New UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet was twice the president of Chile – and once a victim of torture

Bachelet will succeed the combative Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, a sharp critic of Donald Trump

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Former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet delivers a speech during the inauguration of her Horizonte Ciudadano Foundation in Santiago, on August 2, 2018. The foundation will offer a space for dialogue on issues such as human rights, gender, health, children, environment, science and decentralisation. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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