Egyptian envoy boycotts UN’s new monitor on anti-gay violence; “contrary to my convictions and the values I stand for”

 Amr Ramadan, Egyptian ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council: protecting gays from violence and discrimination is “contrary to my convictions and the values I stand for.” GENEVA, Aug. 17, 2016 – A 5-member UN human rights committee announced that a Thai law professor is its choice to …

Issue 591: UK, France, Germany join UN to single out Israel as world’s only violator of health rights

EXCLUSIVE REPORT Swedish delegate joins UK, France, Germany and other EU states today in voting “Yes” to single out Israel at the 2016 WHO world assembly, May 25, 2016. GENEVA, May 25 — The UK, France, Germany and other EU states voted today for a UN resolution, co-sponsored by the Arab group of …

Issue 568: UN Watch-led Geneva Summit for Human Rights to Turn Global Spotlight on Gross Abuses Worldwide

UN Watch-led Geneva Summit for Human Rights to Turn Global Spotlight on Gross Abuses Worldwide Six More Activists Announce Participation On the eve of the UN Human Rights Council’s 2016 session,  courageous champions of human rights from around the world will unite to place urgent situations on the …

Egyptian Dissident, Released from Prison, Begins Visit to Israel on Peacebuilding Mission Organized by UN Watch

PRESS RELEASE TAHRIR SQUARE HERO MAIKEL NABIL WAS RELEASED FROM PRISON IN JANUARY AFTER MILLIONS JOINED ‘FREE MAIKEL’ TWITTER CAMPAIGN GENEVA, Dec. 23 – As reported this weekend by the New York Times, Maikel Nabil, one of Egypt’s most famous human rights dissidents and democracy …

Issue 334: Global Impact: Coverage of UN Watch Campaigns Turns Heat on UN, Egypt, N. Korea over Human Rights

Agence France Presse reports below on UN Watch’s launch of an appeal by 30 rights groups and dissidents urging UN action for the release of 26-year-old Egyptian political prisoner Maikel Nabil (above). Click here for text and list of signatories. Prof. Irwin Cotler, Canadian MP and board member of UN Watch, …