Issue 601: Turkey releases Orhan Kemal Cengiz, but with travel ban; “UN must speak out”

UN must condemn Turkey’s illegal travel ban against human rights advocate Orhan Kemal Cengiz Above: Orhan Kemal Cengiz, second from left, at the UN for the opening session of the 8th Geneva Summit for Human Rights, Feb. 22, 2016. In this photo, UN Watch imagined what the world would be like if human …

Issue 600: UN Watch is hiring; Turkey purges thousands

UN Watch is Hiring Morris B. Abram Graduate Fellowship Applications: Due by July 31st  Reminder: Recent college graduates with degrees in international relations or related fields have until July 31st to apply for a prestigious one-year paid fellowship with UN Watch in Geneva. The total value of the stipend is …

Issue 582: Dictators Fail to Silence UN Watch: Venezuela, Cuba, China, Russia, Pakistan Object to Speech Challenging Membership

In the UN Human Rights Council session which just concluded, UN Watch played a central role in critical debates. This week our newsletter will share key moments from our fight against dictatorships and double standards. _______________ Dictators Fail to Silence UN Watch: Venezuela, Cuba, China, Russia, Pakistan …

21-year-old North Korean Survivor Addresses UN Debate

  On behalf of UN Watch, Yeonmi Park, 21-year-old North Korean survivor and human rights activist, addressed the UNHRC. Above: Ms. Park presented a copy of her forthcoming memoir In Order to Live (Penguin) to Australia’s Justice Michael Kirby, former head of the UN Commission of Inquiry on North Korean …

UN Watch’s Geneva rights summit draws world attention, spotlights Boko Haram, ISIS, China, Cuba, France, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tibet, Turkey, Venezuela

Issue 528 UN Watch’s Geneva rights summit draws world attention, spotlights Boko Haram, ISIS, China, Cuba, France, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tibet, Turkey, Venezuela COURAGE AWARD GOES TO RAIF BADAWI, WOMEN’S RIGHTS AWARD TO IRANIAN JOURNALIST MASIH ALINEJAD Covered in Le Monde, The …

20 NGOs Led by UN Watch to Bestow 2015 Courage Award Upon Saudi Blogger at Tuesday’s Geneva Rights Summit

Issue 527 20 NGOs Led by UN Watch to Bestow 2015 Courage Award Upon Saudi Blogger at Tuesday’s Geneva Rights Summit  GENEVA, February 18 – A coalition of 20 human rights groups announced today that Saudi blogger and rights activist Raif Badawi — sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for …

Rights abusers win coveted UN rights posts

Rights abusers win coveted UN rights posts Elected to ECOSOC: Misogynistic Pakistan, slave-holding Mauritania, gay-bashing Uganda, repressive Zimbabwe Ban Ki-moon, Samantha Power, EU should condemn GENEVA, Oct. 30 – UN Watch today called on UN chief Ban Ki-moon, rights commissioner Prince Zeid, U.S. …

UN Watch and 20 North Korean survivors urge Swiss to freeze regime’s bank accounts

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 6 – UN Watch took the floor in the recent session of the UN Human Rights Council to present a letter by 20 North Korean defectors calling on the Swiss government to freeze all of the regime’s bank accounts held in Switzerland. MEDIA COVERAGE “The Swiss Foreign Ministry …

Nazareth Priest Tells U.N. in Arabic: “Israel is only country in Mideast where Christians live in safety”

Nazareth Priest Tells U.N. in Arabic: “Israel is only country in Mideast where Christians live in safety” Speaking in Arabic and on behalf of UN Watch, Father Gabriel Naddaf of Nazareth intervened during the recent 27th session of the UN Human Rights Council. Mr. President, I am speaking to you on …