Belgium’s Shame: PM “sorry” for helping get Saudi Arabia on UN women’s rights panel; scandal exposed by UN Watch

  “I regret the vote,” said Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel. GENEVA, April 27, 2017 –  The Geneva-based UN Watch — the non-governmental human rights group which exposed the U.N.’s election of Saudi Arabia to its women’s rights commission — welcomed Belgian Prime …

No Joke: U.N. Elects Saudi Arabia to Women’s Rights Commission, For 2018-2022 Term

The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch condemned the U.N.’s election of Saudi Arabia, “the world’s most misogynistic regime,” to a 2018-2022 term on its Commission on the Status of Women, the U.N. agency “exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the …

Next Venezuelan government must remove Chavez propagandist Jean Ziegler from UN Human Rights Council

When the democratic opposition takes over in Venezuela, the first thing they should do at the UN is take action to remove Jean Ziegler, a long-time propagandist of the Chavez and Maduro regimes, from the UN Human Rights Council, where he sits as a member of its advisory committee, and previously as expert on the …

UN Human Rights Commissioner Hussein has been shockingly silent in the face of deadly anti-Semitic attacks in Europe, but he accuses Trump of inaction on anti-Semitism

  Geneva, March 9, 2017 – In his annual update to the Human Rights Council yesterday, UN Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, called out the Trump administration for its insufficient response to recent anti-Semitic attacks on Jewish institutions in the United States and for other Trump …