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 …

UN: Venezuela fails to silence political prisoners’ appeal for amnesty

GENEVA, June 24, 2016 — Venezuela was overruled by the chair of the UN human rights council today, when its delegate interrupted a UN speech (see below) in a failed bid to stop the reading of an appeal for council members to release political prisoners on the occasion of the council’s 10th anniversary. …

Issue 592: World Leaders Urged to Endorse Appeal for Amnesty of Political Prisoners as UN Human Rights Council Celebrates 10th Anniversary on Monday

GENEVA, June 10, 2016 — UN Watch today called on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, UN human rights high commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein, U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power and EU foreign affairs commissioner Federica Mogherini to endorse an appeal to all 47 member states of the UN Human Rights Council …

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 …

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GENEVA, Jan. 9, 2015 – The U.S., France, Germany and the UK should lead a United Nations effort to finally expel Saudi Arabia from the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council after the fundamentalist regime publicly flogged blogger Raif Badawi today for “insulting Islam,” said Geneva-based rights …

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GENEVA, Dec. 22, 2014 – NGOs hailed the convening today of the first-ever meeting of the UN Security Council on North Korean human rights abuses. “With today’s historic debate, the UN finally sends the message that North Korean rulers who starve and enslave their own people must be held …

NGOs hail UN resolution seeking referral of N. Korean abuses to ICC

GENEVA, Nov. 18, 2014 – NGOs hailed the UN adoption today of a draft resolution, introduced by the EU and Japan in the UNGA’s 193-member Third Committee, asking the Security Council to refer the situation of North Korean rights abuses to the International Criminal Court, and to initiate sanctions against …

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. …