Venezuela fails to silence UN Watch for exposing abuses

Item 3: General debate Statement by UN Watch Delivered by Ms. Sabrina Zeloof Human Rights Council, 33rd Session 16 September 2016   UN Watch Speaker: Thank you, Mr. President. The members of this Council have been mandated by the international community to protect victims of human rights violations around the …

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 …

EU should reject UN Gaza report in tomorrow’s vote

U.S. & UK military experts tell UN: Gaza report is seriously flawed British Colonel Richard Kemp, second from left, with UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer. United Nations, Geneva, June 29, 2015 GENEVA, July 1 – The EU should adopt a principled position and oppose a PLO-drafted resolution that, …

Col. Kemp tells UNHRC it’s become “tool of Hamas’ murderous strategy”

Address of Colonel Richard Kemp to the United Nations Human Rights Council, debate on report of the Commission of Inquiry into the 2014 Gaza conflict, Geneva, 29 June 2015. Mr. President, I fought in combat zones around the world during 30 years’ service in the British Army. I was present as an observer …

U.S. General Blasts Gaza Report in UNHRC Testimony

Major-General Michael D. Jones, former Chief of Staff, U.S. Central Command, addressed the UN Human Rights Council on behalf of UN Watch, in the debate on the Commission of Inquiry into the 2014 Gaza conflict. Geneva, June 29, 2015. Mr. President, My name is Mike Jones, a retired U.S. Army general officer who, …

Legal Expert: UN’s Gaza report “not based on credible military operational expertise”

Lt. Col. Corn, law professor & former senior law of war adviser for U.S. army, addresses UN Human Rights Council on the report of the Gaza inquiry. Geneva, June 29, 2015. Thank you, Mr. President. I am Geoffrey Corn, a Professor of Law and the U.S. Army’s former senior expert on the Law of Armed Conflict. I …

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UN Watch Statement 23rd Special Session, UN Human Rights Council April 1, 2015     Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch welcomes today’s meeting. Yet given that it has been more than five years now since Boko Haram has been on the rampage, killing thousands of innocent men, women, and children, we must …

The UN should do more for people of Libya, Afghanistan, South Sudan

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 28th Session Item 10: GD on HC/SG/OHCHR country reports 26 March 2015 Delivered by Edwina Tam Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is deeply concerned with the dire human rights situations in South Sudan, Afghanistan, and Libya. First, in regard to South Sudan, the report of …

The Council should protect women and refugees in the Central African Republic

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 28th Session Item 10: ID with IE on the Central African Republic 24 March 2015 Delivered by Ms. Alyssa Scheiner   Thank you Mr. President. UN Watch thanks the independent expert for her oral update on the human rights situation in the Central African Republic. We are …

The UN should guarantee rights protection and development in Haiti

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 28th Session Agenda item 10: ID with the IE on Haiti 24 March 2015 Delivered by Sarah Firestone   Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is concerned about continuing violations of basic rights, and barriers to long-term development in Haiti. We agree with the Independent …