IOC VP: Chinese human rights not a concern before 2022 Games


by ABC News

ABC News— International Olympic Committee Vice President John Coates says challenging China on its human rights record as Beijing prepares to host the 2022 Winter Games is “not in our remit."

Breitbart—Olympics VP Gives China Free Pass: No Human Rights Challenge Ahead of Beijing Winter Games. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Wednesday it will not pressure 2022 Winter Olympic Games host China over its human rights record, claiming the governing body's remit is purely about sport and not dictating to sovereign countries.

Washington Post—UN rights body: Right to clean environment is a human right. The United Nations’ main human rights body has overwhelmingly voted to recognize the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human right, and to appoint an expert to monitor human rights in the context of climate change

ABC News—UN rights body: Right to clean environment is a human right. The United Nations’ main human rights body has overwhelmingly voted to recognize the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human right, and to appoint an expert to monitor human rights in the context of climate change