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Debate Over Myanmar Upends Start To UN Rights Body Session

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 file photo Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, speaks during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The U.N.’s top human rights body opened its latest session on Monday, June 21, 2021 and was immediately embroiled in a debate over the representation of Myanmar, where a military takeover toppled the civilian government in February. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP, file)

(AP) — The U.N.’s top human rights body opened its latest session and was immediately embroiled in a debate over the representation of Myanmar, where a military coup toppled the civilian government in February.

Western states lined up to insist that two planned debates on the human rights situation in Myanmar at the Human Rights Council should go forward even without the country represented. But China, the Philippines and Venezuela countered that it should be.

Myanmar hasn’t been represented at the U.N. in Geneva since the civilian government’s ambassador left after the coup.

 

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