Top UN rights envoy Louise Arbour told Beijing today she expects more progress on human rights 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. It’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 foreign minister, told a symposium attended by Arbour that every country should be allowed to adopt its own approach to dealing with human rights.
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