Mia Farrow Heads Campaign to Block Sudan from UN Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE 30 human rights groups file objection with UN Legal Counsel to disqualify Sudan’s candidacy Activists sent letters to 193 U.N. member states GENEVA, Aug. 30 –  Mia Farrow, film star and longtime advocate for victims in Darfur, heads a campaign of human rights activists that today launched a …

Courageous Champions of Human Rights Assemble in Geneva on Sidelines of UN Human Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE Courageous Champions of Human Rights Assemble in Geneva on Sidelines of UN Human Rights Council  FULL PROGRAM OF TOMORROW’S SPEAKERS BELOW GENEVA, Feb. 24 – Courageous champions of human rights arrived in Geneva today from four corners of the globe in preparation for tomorrow’s Geneva …

Today: UNRWA to legitimize Hamas front group at UNHRC panel

PRESS RELEASE Above: Antisemitic image posted on Facebook by Majed Al-Zeer, Chairman of the Hamas-linked Palestinian Return Centre, which today is hosting an UNRWA official at its Geneva panel. He deleted it after exposed by UN Watch. GENEVA, September 17, 2015 – UN Watch urged UNRWA, the relief agency for …

Bid to Suspend Venezuela from UN Rights Council After Sentencing of Opposition Leader

PRESS RELEASE Lilian Tintori (C), wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez waves to supporters next to Venezuelan National Guards as she arrives at the courthouse to attend her husband’s trial in Caracas September 10, 2015. REUTERS/CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS GENEVA, September 11, 2015 – The United …

Resignation of top UN rights official who failed to act on peacekeeper rape of children underscores need for accountability

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, July 22, 2015 – The resignation of a top UN rights official who admitted she did nothing after receiving reports of child rape by French soldiers in Central African Republic — because she was distracted by budget cuts — “underscores the dire need for greater …

Accused Hamas front group locks Twitter account, deletes pro-terror posts, ahead of today’s UN vote for official NGO status

PRESS RELEASE UN’s 54-NATION ECOSOC VOTES TODAY ON ‘PALESTINIAN RETURN CENTRE’ DELETED: PRC Chair Majed Al-Zeer deleted the above antisemitic image, originally posted here on his Facebook account, after it was spotlighted by UN Watch today. GENEVA, July 20, 2015 – Ahead of today’s UN …

Ahead of UN Report on 2014 Gaza War, Multinational Mission of Generals Finds: “Israel not only met but significantly exceeded international legal standards”

GENEVA, June 12, 2015 – The report of the UN commission of inquiry on the 2014 Gaza war is to be released imminently, and will be debated on Monday, June 29th, before the Human Rights Council. William Schabas was forced to resign after six months as chair of the probe over his undisclosed paid legal work …