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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Monday, March 15, 2004

U.N. Human Rights Commision Opens

VOANews.com

The annual Human Rights Commission opens in Geneva amidst some controversy as to the elected President. Some say that a Libyan should not be the President due to that countries HR record.

"Controversially, Ms. Al-Hajjaji last year was elected as president of the 53-member commission. The United States, supported by the European Union and other western nations, opposed her election. They argued that it was unacceptable to have the commission led by a representative of a country which was a gross violator of human rights"