2016 UNHRC Election: Ready-to-Use Quotes by Dissidents and Activists

Rosa Maria Paya – Daughter of Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya, the victim of assassination by Cuban regime “Because of the dictatorship, the whole population has been forced into poverty and live without the most basic human rights.” “The regime’s intelligence apparatus and the powerful …

UNHRC: The Campaign to Stop Election of Abusers for 2017-2019

For comment on the final vote and vote results, see here.   Ahead of the October 28 UNGA election of candidates for 2017-2019 UNHRC seats, UN Watch has been leading the campaign with a coalition of NGOs to oppose the re-election of Saudi Arabia, Russia, China and Cuba, as well as the new election bids of …

UN: Don’t Elect Cuba to Human Rights Council

Cuba is running for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council on Oct. 28, 2016 Cuba’s official UN campaign pledge includes the following absurd claims: Cuba attaches the “greatest importance” to international cooperation for the “promotion and protection” of all human rights within the …

Petition: Stop Saudi Arabia from Re-election to the UN Human Rights Council

Saudi Arabia is running for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council on Oct. 28, 2016 Sign the petition: Click here to petition the UNHRC and US Amb. Samantha Powers to say NO Saudi Arabia made a joke of the U.N. Human Rights Council in 2013 by trading favors with the UK in a secret deal to ensure its election to …

UN Watch Launches Opposition to Right Abusers  as Saudi Arabia, Russia, China, Cuba Seek Re-Election to UN Human Rights Council

Dissidents & Activists Join UN Watch for High Profile Events at Canadian Parliament, UN Headquarters, New York University   Canadian Parliament: All-party coalition of MPs stood with dissidents and families of political prisoners as former justice minister Irwin Cotler and UN Watch Executive Director Hillel …

Cuban Activist to UN: ‘Obvious that Cuba does not belong in the UN Human Rights Council’

Maria Werlau, executive director of the Cuba Archive, addressing a United Nations press conference organized by UN Watch, Human Rights Foundation, and the Raoul Wallenberg Human Rights Centre. October 6, 2016 Following are the prepared remarks of Maria Welau, cofounder of the Free Society Project and executive …

UN Testimony: Former Political Prisoner Yang Jianli Urges ‘No’ Vote on China UNHRC Election

Yang Jianli, a prominent Chinese dissident, addressing a United Nations press conference organized by UN Watch, Human Rights Foundation, and the Raoul Wallenberg Human Rights Centre. October 6, 2016 Yang Jianli, a survivor of the Tiananmen Square massacre and former political prisoner in China, addressed a United …

Canadian media report on UN Watch campaign opposing UN election of rights abusers

National Post: ‘Shining a light on the hypocrisy’: Canada urged to vote against human rights abusers (also featured in Ottawa Citizen and Montreal Gazette) Globe and Mail: Canada should refuse to vote human-rights abusers to UN council, MP alliance says CTV: Vote against including China in UN Human Rights …

UN Testimony: Wife of Raif Badawi Urges His Release as Saudis Seek UNHRC Reelection

Ensaf Haidar, wife of jailed Saudi dissident Raif Badawi, addressing a United Nations press conference organized by UN Watch, Human Rights Foundation, and the Raoul Wallenberg Human Rights Centre. October 6, 2016   Following are the remarks of Ensaf Haidar, wife of jailed Saudi dissident Raif Badawi, …