UN rights expert to assess impact of unilateral sanctions: China


The UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights, Alena Douhan, will visit the People’s Republic of China from 6 to 17 May 2024.

During her visit, Douhan plans to meet Government officials, the legislative and judicial branches, representatives of international organisations, the diplomatic community, as well as associations, financial institutions, business community, academia, and other non-governmental stakeholders.

“My visit will aim at covering various sectors affected by unilateral sanctions, including secondary sanctions and sanctions over-compliance, and will explore good practices as well as mitigating and coping initiatives and policies,” she said.

The Special Rapporteur will hold a press conference on 17 May at 14:00 local time to share her preliminary observations. It will take place at the UN House, No. 2 Liangmahe Nahlu, Beijing. Access will be strictly limited to journalists.

Douhan will present her final report on the visit to the Human Rights Council in September 2024.

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