Lebanon tries in vain to deflect UN Watch criticism of rights abuses

Statement by UN Watch UPR of Lebanon Agenda Item 6, UNHRC 31st Session 16 March 2016 Delivered by Mr. Hillel Neuer I thank you, Mr. President. The purpose of this human rights review is to make a difference for men and women on the ground, by holding governments to account. In that regard, we ask: Should human …

Lebanon Fails to Reverse UN Censure of Hizbullah

During its 30th session, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution concerning the human rights situation in Syria, as it has done since the 19th session in 2012. On this occasion, the Lebanese delegation tabled an amendment to the draft resolution seeking to remove a reference to Hizbullah. The section to …

Report by UN Lebanon Inquiry is One-Sided

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Nov. 20, 2006 — The following statement by UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer is embargoed until official release of the report by the Human Rights Council’s commission of inquiry into alleged Israeli violations in Lebanon:   On August 11 the Arab League and the …

UN Watch Demands Investigation of UNIFIL Aid to Hezbollah

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, August 28, 2006 — UN Watch today demanded that the U.N. investigate new allegations that its UNIFIL mission in Lebanon was providing intelligence that helped shield Hezbollah forces as they fired more than 4,000 deadly rockets at Israeli civilians.  Following is the full text of the UN …

UN Rights Council Holds Emergency Session on Lebanon

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, August 11, 2006  –  For the second time in a month, the UN Human Rights Council is today holding an emergency Special Session to denounce Israel, this time for alleged “gross human rights violations” in Lebanon. UN Watch condemned the exercise as one-sided and urged all …