UN to elect tyrannies to oversee human rights NGOs

GENEVA, April 16, 2018 – A Swiss-based watchdog organization today called on the world body not to elect a “rogues’ gallery of the world’s worst human rights abusers” to the 19-nation UN committee that accredits human rights organizations, including candidate countries Iran, Russia, …

Farce: Meet 2018 Membership of U.N. Human Rights Council

MEMBERS: Saudi Arabia Iraq, Cuba, China, Qatar, Angola, Burundi, Pakistan, Venezuela, DR Congo, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates… Meet the 2018 membership of the U.N. Human Rights Council, elected by the United Nations with the mandate to “uphold the highest standards in the promotion and …

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 …

Issue 21: Amnesty International’s report to the upcoming UN Commission on Human Rights

Amnesty International’s report to the upcoming UN Commission on Human Rights calls on the Commission to give priority attention to countries where human rights abuses are “grave, persistent and/or widespread.” The targeted countries are Algeria, Burundi, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, …