Ensaf Haidar at UN to Saudi Arabia: My world was shattered after you arrested my husband

Wife of Raif Badawi Addresses Saudi Rep in U.N. Rights Council The U.N. elected Saudi Arabia to its Human Rights Council — so yesterday we brought into that very chamber the wife of Saudi Arabia's most famous political prisoner, to finally tell the world the truth about human rights under the Wahhabis' …

“Venezuela is under the control of organized criminal gangs”: Aunt of Leopoldo López testifies in the UN

Geneva, 11 September 2017 Good afternoon. I am Julieta Lopez, the aunt of Leopoldo Lopez. Since 2014, I have come here to denounce, repeatedly, the torture and abuses committed against Leopoldo and the absolute lack of respect for human rights in Venezuela. I will not repeat what has been said up until now, but I …

Moral Courage: Mexico’s Former UNESCO Ambassador Receives Human Rights Award

GENEVA, Sept. 11, 2017 – United Nations Watch, the Geneva-based non-governmental human rights group, today presented Dr. Andres Roemer, the former Ambassador of Mexico to UNESCO, with its 2017 Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award, at a ceremony held in Geneva, Switzerland, next to the United Nations human …

Does OHCHR Enable China’s Harassment of Dissidents?

This week, the New York Times reported about China’s crackdown on human rights activists, particularly its harassment of, and reprisals against, activists who attend UN meetings. As UN Watch pointed out at the March 2017 Human Rights Council session and again in May, in a letter complaint to Human Rights Chief …

Hold Urgent Debate on Venezuela before Maduro speaks to U.N. Human Rights Council

Petition to president of Peru, Nikki Haley, and Federica Mogherini: I am shocked that the U.N. Human Rights Council is allowing Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro to open its session on Monday, September 11, 2017. The dictator will use the U.N. podium to mock the world, as he continues to starve, beat, torture, …