Sri Lanka’s progress not a replacement for justice and accountability

Statement by UN Watch General Debate – Item 2 UNHRC 32nd Session, 29 June 2016 Delivered by Ms. Maia Dombey d Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch welcomes the progress made by the Sri Lankan government since resolution 30/1 was adopted in October 2015. However, we take this opportunity to stress the …

Human rights must not be forgotten amid Myanmar’s positive steps towards democracy

Statement by UN Watch UPR of Myanmar UNHRC 31st Session, 17 March 2016 Delivered by David Choueke Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch remains deeply concerned about the ongoing human rights situation in Myanmar. We call attention to three areas of particular concern in the report that is before us today. First, we …

Venezuela, Cuba, China, Russia, Pakistan Fail to Silence Hillel Neuer; Defended by USA, UK, Netherlands, Canada

Ten Years Later: Is the UN Human Rights Council Living Up to Its Promise?  Testimony before the UN Human Rights Council plenary, delivered by UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer, on March 11, 2016 Hillel Neuer, UN Watch: Thank you, Mr. President. In four days, this Human Rights Council marks its 10th …

Issue 550: 21-year-old North Korean Survivor Addresses UN Debate

21-year-old North Korean Survivor Addresses UN Debate 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 …

Marshall Islands speaks out against demonization and double-standards at the UN General Assembly

UN Watch Oral Statement UPR of Marshall Islands Agenda Item 6 30th Session, Human Rights Council 24 September 2015 Thank you Mr. President. UN Watch welcomes the delegation of the Marshall Islands. According to the annual human rights survey by Freedom House, the Marshall Islands received the highest possible …