Iran sweeps coveted UN rights posts

PRESS RELEASE Also elected: Russia, China, genocidal Sudan, Cuba, Pakistan, Turkey, slave-holding Mauritania NGOs protest “Black Day for Human Rights” Iranian brought to the gallows in the northern city of Nowshahr on April 15, 2014. Iran put to death at least 369 people and likely several hundreds of …

UN Watch Releases Annual Rating: “Top 10 Worst U.N. Decisions of 2013”

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, December 31, 2013 – UN Watch today released its annual rating of the Top 10 Worst UN Decisions of 2013, and expressed concern that 2014 begins tomorrow with China, Cuba, Russia and Saudi Arabia taking their new seats on the UN Human Rights Council. “When the UN gives credit to …

Spotlight on Women’s Rights: Three Dissidents, Three Countries

PRESS RELEASE On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, UN Watch and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna present three dissidents spotlighting women’s rights in Cuba, Iran, Mauritania Who: Hosted by Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. …

UN Human Rights Council: Time for Concrete Action

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, Feb. 25 – The time has come for the UN’s highest body on human rights to move from rhetoric to concrete action, UN Watch said in advance of the 22nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, a month-long meeting that opens this week with speeches by 100 foreign ministers and other …

Human Rights Day Marred by Election of Slave-holding Mauritania as VP of UN Human Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE Syria remains on UNESCO human rights committee GENEVA, Dec. 10 – UN Watch condemned today’s election of Mauritania, a country that allows 800,000 of its citizens to live as slaves, as Vice-President of the UN Human Rights Council. In addition, the Geneva-based group also announced the failure …

U.N. Human Rights Council drops to only 40% free after election of Libya, Angola, Mauritania, Qatar, Malaysia

PRESS RELEASE ‘Elections without competition were phony’ Geneva, May 13, 2010 — Human rights groups condemned today’s election of Libya, Angola, Mauritania, Qatar and Malaysia to the UN Human Rights Council, countries rated as having poor records on human rights. (See full voting results at …