Iran sweeps coveted UN rights posts

PRESS RELEASE Also elected: Russia, China, genocidal Sudan, Cuba, Pakistan, Turkey, slave-holding Mauritania NGOs protest “Black Day for Human Rights” Iranian brought to the gallows in the northern city of Nowshahr on April 15, 2014. Iran put to death at least 369 people and likely several hundreds of …

Response of Yris Pérez Aguilera on the allegations of the Cuban Ambassador

Written statement submitted by UN Watch, containing the response of Yris Pérez Aguilera on the allegations of the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cuba at the Office of the United Nations in Geneva   Human Rights Council, 25th Session Agenda item 4: Human rights situations that require the …

NGOs Urge UN Action as Cuba Arrests Top Dissident Ahead of Geneva Testimony

PRESS RELEASE Above: Cuban Democracy Activist Jorge Luis García Pérez “Antúnez” (left) recently met with Senators Menendez, Nelson and Rubio on Sept. 17, 2013 Known as Cuba’s Nelson Mandela, Antunez was scheduled to address the Feb. 25th Geneva Summit for Human Rights, organized by global coalition …

UN Watch Releases Annual Rating: “Top 10 Worst U.N. Decisions of 2013”

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, December 31, 2013 – UN Watch today released its annual rating of the Top 10 Worst UN Decisions of 2013, and expressed concern that 2014 begins tomorrow with China, Cuba, Russia and Saudi Arabia taking their new seats on the UN Human Rights Council. “When the UN gives credit to …

Spotlight on Women’s Rights: Three Dissidents, Three Countries

PRESS RELEASE On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, UN Watch and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna present three dissidents spotlighting women’s rights in Cuba, Iran, Mauritania Who: Hosted by Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. …