UN Watch Report: Electing the 2018-2020 Members of the U.N. Human Rights Council

ELECTING THE 2018-2020 MEMBERS OF THE U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Ahead of the Human Rights Council elections by the General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters, New York, October 16, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report evaluates the country candidates for the October 16, 2017 election of 15 new members to the …

DR Congo elected to top U.N. rights body, despite widespread human rights violations

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) should not have been elected to the UN Human Rights Council today, as it fails to meet the basic membership criteria. See full UN Watch report on candidates here. Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Human Rights Record DRC commits serious human rights violations, …

End sexual violence in the Congo

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 27th Session UPR: Democratic Republic of the Congo 18 September 2014 Delivered by Miriam Adi Manning Thank you, Mr. President. In the Democratic Republic of Congo’s recent UPR, concern was repeatedly expressed over the prevalence of grave violations against the …

UN Watch slams election of Congo & Kuwait to UN rights council, hails defeat of Nicaragua

PRESS RELEASE Urges new members India, Indonesia, Philippines to improve stance on resolutions for victims NEW YORK, May 20 — UN Watch slammed the UN’s election today of Congo and Kuwait to the Human Rights Council, but hailed the defeat of Nicaragua, after a campaign with other rights groups that …

Rights groups oppose UN rights seats for Congo, Kuwait, Nicaragua; question India, Indonesia, Philippines, Burkina Faso

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, May 17 — Three days before the UN chooses 15 new member states to its Human Rights Council, human rights groups today said Congo, Kuwait and Nicaragua failed to meet the membership criteria, while the qualifications of India, Indonesia, Philippines and Burkina Faso were …

50 Rights Groups Urge UN to Reinstate Congo Monitor

PRESS RELEASE “The UN Human Rights Council must assume its responsibilities” Geneva, Dec. 22, 2009 – Fifty human rights groups from around the world today united in calling on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay to reinstate the mandate for a human rights …

Issue 212: U.S. Passes Up Opportunity to Signal Disapproval of Human Rights Council’s Actions

The following news article extensively cites UN Watch reports and statements. December 22, 2009 By Patrick Goodenough CNS News (CNSNews.com) – The United States and other democracies erred in not voting against a U.N. resolution endorsing the work of the Human Rights Council, according to a watchdog which has …

30 Rights Groups Urge UN to Reinstate Monitor in Congo

PRESS RELEASE “The UN Human Rights Council must assume its responsibilities” Geneva, Dec. 21, 2009 – Thirty humanitarian and human rights groups called on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay to reinstate the mandate for a human rights monitor in Congo, saying …

UN Watch Slams ‘Toothless’ Resolution on Congo, in Speech to UN Rights Council Special Session

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, December 1, 2008 — UN Watch, a Geneva-based human rights monitoring group, slammed an African-sponsored resolution on Congo that praises the Kinshasa government — whose troops stand accused of mass rape, murder and other atrocities — for its alleged “cooperation” …