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 …

This Council must bring to an end the abuses of the Government of Burundi

Statement by UN Watch Item 10 General Debate UNHRC 32nd Session, 30 June 2016 Delivered by Mr. David Lando Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch strongly condemns the Government of Burundi for its gross and systematic violations of human rights. The President of the Burundi Senate, speaking last November about how …

Sri Lanka’s progress not a replacement for justice and accountability

Statement by UN Watch General Debate – Item 2 UNHRC 32nd Session, 29 June 2016 Delivered by Ms. Maia Dombey d Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch welcomes the progress made by the Sri Lankan government since resolution 30/1 was adopted in October 2015. However, we take this opportunity to stress the …

There must be accountability for the Ukraine conflict

Statement by UN Watch ID on Ukraine UNHRC 32nd Session, 29 June 2016 Delivered by Ms. Anna Volosinad Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch appreciates the High Commissioner’s update on the situation in Ukraine. We welcome the improvements outlined by the Special Rapporteur on Executions in his report, following his …

Countries must stop using UPR to oppose the Council’s country-specific work

Statement by UN Watch Item 6 General Debate, UNHRC 32nd Session Delivered by Ms. Charis Marantzidou, 27 June 2016 Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is deeply concerned by endemic misuse of the Universal Periodic Review mechanism by numerous countries. First, UN Watch deplores the use of the UPR process for mutual …

We must bring to an end the intolerable state of affairs in Belarus

Statement by UN Watch ID on Belarus, 32nd Session, UNHRC, 21 June, 2016 Delivered by Ms. Mara Gnosd Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is deeply concerned by the situation of human rights in Belarus. We thank the Special Rapporteur for his report, which conveys the prevailing climate of censorship and fear in that …

Why do members of the Human Rights Council blame and oppress the victims of rape?

UN Watch Statement Panel on Women’s Rights Human Rights Council, 32nd Session, 15 June, 2016 Delivered by Ms. Nian Hu Thank you, Mr. President. In adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations in Resolution 70/1 pledged to “eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls …

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 …