The return of the Ad Hoc

On July 22, 2013, a two-week session of the controversial Ad Hoc Committee on the Collaboration of Complementary Standards commenced. The Committee, set up in accordance with Paragraph 199 of the Durban Declaration, has as its goal to identify protection gaps in the fight against racism, especially within the …

"No such thing as Islamic terrorism," delegate tells UN confab on religious sensitivities

For more photos of the conference, click here. GENEVA – Nations attacked the West for wrongly associating Islam with terrorism at a June 19-21 international conference in Geneva organized by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, part of the U.S.-Turkish led “Istanbul Process,” an intended …

UN hosts seminar against defamation – but downplays state-orchestrated violence

During a recent meeting at the UN, the High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay seemed to downplay the responsibility of governments in instigating violent protests, while Pakistan tried to dilute the meaning of antisemitism. On Thursday, February 21, 2013, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human …

Letter from UN's Islamic group to UNHRC President Opposing Panel on Violence Against Gays

PDF of original letter PERMANENT MISSION OF PAKISTAN TO THE UNITED NATIONS AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 56 me de Moillebeau 1211 Geneva 19 Tel: (4122) 7491930 Fax: (4122) 734 8085 E-mail: mission.vakistan@ties.ita.int. Ambassador No. Pol/S0/2012 14 February 2012 H.E. Ms. Laura Dupuy Lasserre President of …

Islamic States Pledge Tolerance as Report Says They Practice Persecution

Concerns about an Islamic-sponsored “combating intolerance” initiative at the United Nations are brought into sharp relief by results of a new world survey on religious persecution. Muslim nations make up nine out of the top ten countries where Christians face the “most severe” persecution, and 38 …

Controversial Durban committee meets in Geneva – Day 1

 The Ad-Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of Complimentary Standards was established by the UN Human Rights Council in 2006, in accordance to the Durban Declaration and Program of Action. In its previous sessions, the Committee dealt with highly contentious and controversial issues, such as defamation of religion …

Selected Resolutions from UNHRC 16th Session

Strengthening of technical cooperation and consultative services in the Republic of Guinea Resolution Adopted by consensus Situation of Human Rights in Cote d’Ivoire Resolution (does not include oral revisions) Adopted by consensus as orally revised Cooperation between Tunisia and the Office of the High …

Issue 242: UN Watch Exposes Hypocrisy of Arab States on “Western Media’s Defamation of Religion”

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO  UN Human Rights Council, 14th Session Debate on Racism, 16 June 2010 Pakistan for the Islamic Group:  The intellectual climate in the West is increasingly marked by a disturbing tendency to demonize Islam… Muslims are being demonized and dehumanized as Jews were in the inter-war period …