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Stop U.N. from Appointing Falk's Wife

Urge the United States and the EU to fight the U.N. appointment of Richard Falk's wife, former Turkish government adviser Dr. Hilal Elver, as a top human rights official. Her extremist anti-Western, anti-Israel agenda will harm the cause of human rights.

Convene UN Special Session on Iranian Human Rights Violations

Urge UN rights chief Navi Pillay to call for a special session of the Human Rights Council on the worsening human rights situation and gross abuses in Iran.

Release Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo from Chinese jail

Urge UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to call on China to release political prisoner Liu Xiaobo.

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Issue 486 • March 28, 2014

  • Another outrageous UN appointment

    Bowing to new pressure from the powerful Arab Group in the race to replace controversial official Richard Falk, the president of the U.N. Human Rights Council has decided to ignore the vetting committee’s official choice, and instead appoint Christine Chinkin — co-author of the Goldstone Report, and a law professor at the London School of Economics – as the UN’s next special rapporteur on “Israel’s violations of the bases and principles of international law.”

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