Eritrean government must put aside empty promises and protect citizens’ human rights

Statement by UN Watch ID: SR on Human Rights in Eritrea Agenda Item 4, UNHRC 31st Session 14 March 2016 Delivered by Mr. Daniel Mekonnen Thank you Mr. President, I am honored to make this statement on behalf of UN Watch. I thank the Special Rapporteur for her oral update and for her relentless efforts in …

Bolivia must protect its most vulnerable groups

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 28th Session Item 6: UPR Report on Bolivia 18 March 2015 Delivered by Wendy Ramirez Thank you Mr. President, UN Watch is deeply concerned by the state of human rights in Bolivia. In its recent UPR, many states voiced great concern over the criminal justice system and the …

Hear the voices of the victims in Ukraine

UN Watch Statement ID on HC Ukraine Report, Agenda Item 10 24 September 2014 Delivered by Minyoung Kwon Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is deeply concerned with the escalating situation in Ukraine. It is deplorable that more than 3,000 people have been killed, and hundreds of thousands have been displaced. …

The deteriorating human rights situation in Sudan

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 27thSession Item 10: ID with IE on Sudan 24 September 2014 Delivered by Aaron Friedland Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is deeply concerned about the deteriorating situation of human rights in Sudan, as documented in the report of the independent expert that is before …

Help the Innocent Victims in Iraq

UN WATCH STATEMENT TO UNHRC EMERGENCY SESSION ON ISIS 1 September 2014 Thank you, Mr. President. My name is Maryam Wahida, and I am a Christian born and raised in Iraq, where most of my family remains. I am privileged to speak on behalf of UN Watch. I have come here today, with my family, to bear witness before …

Sudan defends its abhorent human rights record

Before a UN committee, Sudan tried to whitewash its human rights record and deny well-documented abuses in the country. On Wednesday, July 9th, the Human Rights Committee reviewed the human rights situation in Sudan. Sudan, among the 168 States party to the ICCPR, is required to submit regular reports to the …

Help the children who suffer in Yemen

Help the children who suffer in Yemen Human Rights Council, 26th Session UPR of Yemen 19 June 2014 Delivered by Miriam Manning   Mr. President, UN Watch is deeply concerned about the state of human rights in Yemen, in particular children’s rights. Yemen is one of only two countries in the world with no …