Louise Arbour

Human rights key to China’s development – Cesar Chelala

Chelala writes in the Tokyo Times: During a recent visit to Beijing, U.N. rights envoy Louise Arbour called attention to the serious human-rights situation in China and the need for improvements according to international human-rights standards. An important step in that regard would be for China to ratify the International Covenant on Civil and Political […]

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

From Forbes.com: 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 […]

Human Rights official comes, and the police are on duty – Liu Xiaobo

From Observe China (in Chinese), translated by EastSouthWestNorth: In March this year, United States Secretary of State Condeleeza Rice make a whirlwind visit to China. The police stood guard downstairs before and during her visit. Therefore, I wrote the short essay: “Rice is here, and the police are on duty.” My purposes were (1) to […]

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