Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam will address the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday, the UN program showed, amid growing concerns about draft national security legislation.
The video message, at the start of a three-week session to examine human rights issues worldwide, appears to mark a bid by China to shape the debate at the 47-member state forum.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on June 19 that any new national security laws imposed on Hong Kong “must fully comply with China’s human rights obligations” and international treaties protecting civil and political freedom.
Riot police pour water on the face of anti-government protester at Sheung Shui, a border town in Hong Kong. (File photo: Reuters)