Whistleblower quits UN human rights office, cites “complete impunity” over child rape by peacekeepers

GENEVA, June 7, 2016 — UN Watch called on UN chief Ban Ki-moon to investigate the UN human rights office (OHCHR) in the wake of today’s announcement that its top whistleblower Anders Kompass—the director of field operations at OHCHR, who exposed the rape of children by peacekeepers—is to resign …

Resignation of top UN rights official who failed to act on peacekeeper rape of children underscores need for accountability

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, July 22, 2015 – The resignation of a top UN rights official who admitted she did nothing after receiving reports of child rape by French soldiers in Central African Republic — because she was distracted by budget cuts — “underscores the dire need for greater …

UN rights official who ignored African child rape by French troops resigns; UN Watch reacts

GENEVA, July 22, 2015 – The resignation of a top UN rights official who admitted she did nothing after receiving reports of child rape by French soldiers in Central African Republic — because she was “distracted” by budget cuts — underscores the dire need for greater accountability at the world body, …

The Council should protect women and refugees in the Central African Republic

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 28th Session Item 10: ID with IE on the Central African Republic 24 March 2015 Delivered by Ms. Alyssa Scheiner   Thank you Mr. President. UN Watch thanks the independent expert for her oral update on the human rights situation in the Central African Republic. We are …

Council must address deteriorating human rights situation in South Sudan and the Central African Republic

UN Watch Statement  Item 10 GD Delivered by Kelsey Truman Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is deeply concerned by the deteriorating human rights situation in South Sudan and the Central African Republic. In regards to South Sudan, the report of the High Commissioner documents grave and alarming violations of …

Help the Victims in the Central African Republic

Help the Victims in the Central African Republic UN Watch testimony to 20th special session of the UNHRC, delivered by Hillel Neuer, 20 January 2014 Merci, Monsieur le Président.On behalf of United Nations Watch, I wish to congratulate you upon your election as President, and to extend our blessings for a …