Defend the rights of victims in Nicaragua

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 27thSession UPR of Nicaragua 19 September 2014 Delivered by Signe Kossmann   Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is deeply concerned with the human rights situation in Nicaragua. In its recent UPR, many stakeholders voiced great concern over the widespread violations of …

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 …

New UN Rights Appointee Pledges to Attack U.S. “Monster” and Israel

PRESS RELEASE NGO urges U.S. to condemn d’Escoto’s “divisive and politicized abuse of mandate” Geneva, June 23 —  As the Geneva-based non-governmental organization UN Watch warned last week, controversial ex-Sandinista Miguel d’Escoto is already abusing his new mandate as adviser …