Algeria to serve on key UN human rights panel, screening individual complaints

Despite its own egregious record on human rights, Algeria — rated as Not Free by Freedom House — has just won the right for its Geneva representative, Boudjemâa Delmi, to serve on a key UN Human Rights Council panel that screens individual complaints from around the world, in order to decide which …

“Black Day for Human Rights”: Global Outrage as UN Elects China, Cuba, Russia, Saudi Arabia to Top Rights Body

PRESS RELEASE Reaction by UN Watch and MPs worldwide GENEVA, Nov. 12 — Today the UN General Assembly elected egregious human rights abusers China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Cuba, and Vietnam to the UN Human Rights Council, dealing a severe blow to the credibility and efficacy of a body that was supposed …

NGOs Release Report Urging EU & US to Oppose China, Russia, Cuba & Saudi Arabia in Next Week’s Election to UN Human Rights Council

New Report: UNHRC Candidates China, Cuba, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Jordan, Vietnam are “Not Qualified”; Maldives, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, South Sudan, Uruguay are “Questionable” GENEVA, November 4, 2013 – As the U.N. prepares to elect 14 nations next week to its highest …

“List of Shame”: World’s Worst Abusers Running for UN Human Rights Council Seats

PRESS RELEASE UN Watch reveals: Algeria, Chad, China, Cuba, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam expected to win 2014-16 terms on world’s top rights body; Iran & Syria may also be running GENEVA, July 9 — As a United Nations meeting is today set to hear live campaign pitches (webcast link) from the UK, …