Singapore's human rights record up for review at UN in January

National report submitted in October lists steps taken to build a fair and inclusive society


CHAN Heng Chee, one of Singapore's top diplomats, will lead a high-level, inter-governmental-agency delegation to Geneva in January when Singapore's human rights record is due for another review at the United Nations.

This is the second time the Republic's record will come under scrutiny as part of the UN Human Rights Council's (UNHRC) ongoing Universal Periodic Review (UPR).

All 193 UN member states are undergoing this review, which is now into its second cycle. This state-driven process,...


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