It is time for Belarus to demonstrate that it respects minimal international standards

Statement by UN Watch UPR Report on Belarus Agenda Item 6, UNHRC 30th Session 24 September 2015 Delivered by Mr. Samuel Talalay Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is deeply concerned by the situation of human rights in Belarus, as reflected in today’s report. We address three areas of particular concern. First, …

Saudi Arabia pledged $1 million to UNHRC before winning seat

Saudi Arabia pledged $1 million to the UN human rights office before it won a seat on the UN Human Rights Council in November 2013, paving the way for its chairmanship — just announced by the UN last week on September 17th — of the influential UNHRC committee that interiews and shortlists candidates to …

The Maldives must release former president Nasheed immediately

Statement by UN Watch UPR Report on Maldives Agenda Item 6, UNHRC 30th Session 24 September 2015 Delivered by Kimron Flicker   Thank you, Mr President. UN Watch is gravely concerned about the human rights situation in the Maldives. In regard to the report that is before us today, we call attention to two …