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Carrie Lam to address UN Human Rights Council

Carrie Lam to address UN Human Rights Council

Chief Executive Carrie Lam will address the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday, the UN programme showed, amid growing concerns about the upcoming national security legislation.
The video message, at the start of a three-week session to examine human rights issues worldwide, appears to mark a bid by China to shape the debate at the 47-member state forum.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on June 19 that any new national security laws imposed on Hong Kong "must fully comply with China's human rights obligations" and international treaties protecting civil and political freedom.

China hit back that day, accusing her of "improper" remarks that "grossly interfere in China's sovereignty and internal affairs".
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