EOHR welcomes the appointment of Michelle Bachelet as UN Human Rights Chief

August 12th, 2018 by Editor

EOHR welcomes the appointment of Michelle Bachelet as UN Human Rights Chief

 The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) congratulates her excellency Mrs. Michelle Bachelet for her appointment as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, a post she will assume by the end of this month.

EOHR looks favorably at Mrs. Bachelet’s appointment due to her history of commitment to public service and promotion of human rights. Mrs. Bachelet served as president of Chile twice and was the first director of UN women. During her years in office she introduced several reforms that served to further protect and uphold social and economic rights of Chilean citizens, she was also the first female president in the history of the country. Mrs. Bachelet was herself a victim of political repression during the presidency of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and was subjected to various forms of government oppression like detention, torture and exile. EOHR believes that Mrs. Bachelet’s previous professional and personal experiences adequately equip her for the challenges that await her as UN Human Rights Chief.

EOHR calls upon the designated UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to work on strengthening human rights mechanisms and upholding UN human rights instruments with diligence. EOHR would also like to reaffirm its commitment to the universality of human rights principles and norms, and that it is ready and willing to resume its cooperation with different UN human rights bodies under the leadership of Mrs. Bachelet.

Finally, EOHR sends its deepest regards to the outgoing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zayd Bin Ra’ad, and would like to warmly thank him for all the positive contributions he made while serving in this vital position in such challenging times.



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