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UN: Robust leadership from new human rights chief needed to protect free expression: ARTICLE 19 warmly welcomes the appointment of Michelle Bachelet as the next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and looks forward to her leadership in protecting and promoting human rights, including the right to freedom of expression, around the world.

Bachelet’s appointment was confirmed by a vote by the UN General Assembly on 10 August, approving her nomination by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Bachelet will take up the post on 1 September, when outgoing High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein’s four-year term as the UN’s top official on human rights comes to an end.

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UN: Robust leadership from new human rights chief needed to protect free expression: ARTICLE 19 warmly welcomes the appointment of Michelle Bachelet as the next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and looks forward to her leadership in protecting and promoting human rights, including the right to freedom of expression, around the world.Bachelet’s appointment was confirmed by a vote by the UN General Assembly on 10 August, approving her nomination by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Bachelet will take up the post on 1 September, when outgoing High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein’s four-year term as the UN’s top official on human rights comes to an end.UN: Robust leadership from new human rights chief needed to protect free expression: ARTICLE 19 warmly welcomes the appointment of Michelle Bachelet as the next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and looks forward to her leadership in protecting and promoting human rights, including the right to freedom of expression, around the world.Bachelet’s appointment was confirmed by a vote by the UN General Assembly on 10 August, approving her nomination by UN c c c c c c c