U.N.’s Imminent Gaza Report Challenged by 50 U.K. & Canadian Lawyers for ‘Bias’

PRESS RELEASE Arab and Islamic States Plan to Use Goldstone Report for Indictment of Israel by International Criminal Court Geneva, Sept. 13, 2009 — An unprecedented team of fifty British and Canadian lawyers are challenging the refusal of a U.N. investigator to step down from an inquiry on the recent Gaza …

30 Canadian Lawyers Challenge ‘Biased’ U.N. War Crimes Inquiry on Gaza Conflict

PRESS RELEASE U.N.’s Arab and Islamic Blocs Planning to Use Imminent Goldstone Report to Demand Indictment of Israel by International Criminal Court Toronto, Sept. 12, 2009 — Thirty Canadian lawyers are challenging the refusal of a U.N. investigator to step down from an inquiry on the recent Gaza conflict, …

UN Watch to Award Annual Human Rights Prizes to Rwanda Genocide Survivor and Canadian Activist for Iranian Women Facing Execution

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, April 21, 2009 — Tonight, at its annual dinner gala, in the shadow of the Durban Review Conference, the Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch will give its highest honor to two true human rights heroes, who are a beacon of hope for human rights activists and victims around the world. …

Issue 185: Canada, E.U. Members, Japan Refuse to Back Arab-Sponsored Free Pass for Hamas

UN Watch dedicates this edition to , our beloved European Co-Chair, Swedish statesman, author, poet, courageous fighter for freedom, democracy, and truth, in honour of his  and the establishment of the Per Ahlmark Foundation Per Ahlmark 70th birthday.  In this issue: Emergency U.N. Session on Gaza: Canada, …

UN Rights Chief Knocks West for Threatening Walk-Out of ‘Durban II Racism’ Conference, Wins Praise from Islamic States

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Sept. 8, 2008 — After new UN rights chief Navanethem Pillay addressed the 47-nation Human Rights Council for the first time today, independent human rights organization UN Watch praised her “inspiring life example as an anti-apartheid advocate,” yet expressed deep concern over her …

Irregularities, Old Habits Plague UN Human Rights Council Transition

PRESS RELEASE Canada ignored, Israel censured, Darfur atrocities dismissed Geneva, June 20, 2007  —   Confusion, old habits and a new sense of lawlessness continued to plague the UN Human Rights Council today as it struggled to open its second year with newly established procedures.  Canada protested to …

Tutu’s UNHRC Mission to Gaza: Canadian M.P. Tells Plenary Why He Rejected Invitation

PRESS RELEASE Human Rights Advocate & former Justice Minister Irwin Cotler: “Mandate Violated Fundamental Justice” Geneva, June 13, 2007 — Canadian parliamentarian and former justice minister Irwin Cotler revealed today that he was invited to join a UN Human Rights Council mission to Gaza headed …

Canadian Parliamentarian Rejected Offer to Join Tutu’s UN Mission to Gaza

PRESS RELEASE Human Rights Advocate and former Justice Minister Irwin Cotler: “Mandate Violated Fundamental Justice” Geneva, June 13, 2007 — In a powerful speech today before the UN Human Rights Council that followed an address by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Canadian parliamentarian and former justice …