Libya Designated to Head UN Anti-Racism Conference

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, June 21, 2007 —  Libya today was designated head of an anti-racism panel of the United Nations Human Rights Council, to oversee two years of preparatory meetings leading up to a world conference in 2009.  “Choosing Colonel Khaddafi to head a world anti-racism conference is like …

Libya Set to Head UN Anti-Racism Conference

PRESS RELEASE Iran, Saudi Arabia, Russia also among 15-member bureau Geneva, June 15, 2007  —   Libya is the sole candidate for the post of Chair of a United Nations anti-racism conference to be held in Geneva later this month, upsetting human rights groups who recalled the fatal consequences to the …

Why Irwin Cotler Said No to the Tutu Mission

In this Issue: UN Council to Absolve Cuban and Belarus Regimes, Place Israel Under Permanent Indictment The Tutu Mission: Why Irwin Cotler Said No Iran’s Racism Exposed in Plenary Anti-Western Official Jean Ziegler Questioned Also Watched: Libya to Chair Anti-Racism Panel? UN Rights Council to Absolve Cuba …

UN Human Rights Council Nominee Hid Khaddafi Ties, Report Alleges

PRESS RELEASE Secretary-General Annan Urged to Investigate Jean Ziegler’s Ties to Libyan Regime Geneva, June 21, 2006 –     A UN human rights official up for both new and renewed appointments next week denied and failed to disclose his significant ties to a Libyan-funded organization that awards the …

Issue 92: US calls for a vote on Libya’s nomination as Chair of the CHR

News: On January 20, there will be a one-day meeting of the UN Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to select a new chairman. By UN tradition, the chairmanship of the CHR rotates among the five regional groups. Also by tradition, the country nominated by that regional group is approved for the chairmanship by …