U.N. Human-Rights Chief Plans to Step Down

HONG KONG—The United Nations’ top human-rights advocate said she wouldn’t seek a second term, following a barrage of sharp criticism from Western officials and activists over her handling of alleged rights violations in China.

Addressing the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday, Michelle Bachelet said the council’s current session, started this week, would be the last one she briefs as U.N. high commissioner for human rights, a role she will relinquish when her four-year stint ends at the end of August.

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