82 organizations petition against China’s appointment to the Consultative Group of UN Human Rights Council

Geneva: 82 Organizations and Associations predominantly from Central and Eastern Europe have submitted a joint petition for the cancellation of appointment of Mr Jiang Duan, Minister at the Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China, to the Human Rights Council’s Consultative Group from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

The joint petition was submitted to UN General Secretary Mr Antonio Guterres, Chair of the General Assembly’s Third Committee Mr Christian Braun, President of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Ms Elisabeth Tichy- Fisslberger, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms Michelle Bachelet and each of the 55 member states of the Asia-Pacific regional group which nominated China to the consultative group of the UNHRC. The petition called for the cancellation of appointment of China respectively.

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