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UN human rights chief begins visit to Slovenia

UN human rights chief begins visit to Slovenia

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights arrived today in Slovenia for a two-day official visit in the country that current holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union.

While in the capital, Ljubljana, Louise Arbour is scheduled to meet the country’s President Danilo Türk, Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel and other representatives of the Government, according to a statement issued by her office.

Ms. Arbour is also expected to hold discussions with Slovenia’s human rights ombudsperson and with local non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

In a separate development, the UN independent human rights expert on extrajudicial executions, Philip Alston, will tomorrow start an eight-day visit to the Central African Republic (CAR), where he will meet with Government representatives, the military, police, human rights organizations and other civil society groups.