UN envoy rebuffs China’s demand to deal with human rights ‘in its own way’ – AFX

0321 From Forbes.com:

Top UN rights envoy Louise Arbour told today she expects more progress on in China, saying individual countries could not ignore international standards in dealing with the issue.

‘There is a framework of international standards that must be respected. ’s not appropriate to say we’re doing it in our own way,’ the UN high commissioner for human rights told a briefing as she ended a five-day visit.

Her remarks came just days after Tang Jiaxuan, a Chinese state councillor and former , told a symposium attended by Arbour that every country should be allowed to adopt its own approach to dealing with human rights.

See also: UN envoy cautious on China rights from .

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