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 …

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. …

UN Human Rights Council: Time for Concrete Action

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, Feb. 25 – The time has come for the UN’s highest body on human rights to move from rhetoric to concrete action, UN Watch said in advance of the 22nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, a month-long meeting that opens this week with speeches by 100 foreign ministers and other …

Democracies Silent as U.N. Human Rights Council Elects Country Where Slavery Exists to Leadership Post

Dec. 11, 2012 CNS News By Patrick Goodenough The U.N.’s top human rights body marked Human Rights Day on Monday by electing three countries with poor human rights records as vice presidents for the coming year – including one of the last remaining countries where slavery exists. At a meeting in Geneva, members …