UN confirms anti-Israeli prof for 6-year post investigating “Israel’s violations”

GENEVA, March 24, 2016 —  The UN Human Rights Council today confirmed the appointment of controversial Canadian academic Michael Lynk as “Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967,” a position that, contrary to the official title, …

UN must investigate war crimes by Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

UN Watch Statement Item 10 General Debate Human Rights Council, 31st session, March 23, 2016 Delivered by Ms. Inbal Keren Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch thanks the High Commissioner for his insightful report on the human rights situation in Yemen. At the same time, is it accurate or just for the Council to …

Iran violates the rights of the vulnerable, including women and children

Statement in Spanish by UN Watch Secretary General’s Report on Human Rights in Iran – Item 2 UNHRC 31st Session, 23 March 2016 Delivered by Bertha Merikanskas Below is the text of the statement translated into English Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch strongly condemns the gross violations of human …