UN Watch Report: Electing the 2018-2020 Members of the U.N. Human Rights Council

ELECTING THE 2018-2020 MEMBERS OF THE U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Ahead of the Human Rights Council elections by the General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters, New York, October 16, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report evaluates the country candidates for the October 16, 2017 election of 15 new members to the …

Outrage: U.N. elects Nigeria to top rights body, despite massacres, torture and forced evictions

Nigeria should not have been elected to the UN Human Rights Council, as it fails to meet the basic membership criteria. See full UN Watch report on candidates here. Nigeria’s Human Rights Record Nigeria commits serious human rights violations, including: Extrajudicial killings Disappearances Torture Rape …

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UN Watch Statement 23rd Special Session, UN Human Rights Council April 1, 2015     Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch welcomes today’s meeting. Yet given that it has been more than five years now since Boko Haram has been on the rampage, killing thousands of innocent men, women, and children, we must …

UN Watch Rips UN Human Rights Council for “Year of Inaction & Double Standards”

UN Watch Rips UN Human Rights Council for “Year of Inaction & Double Standards” Click Here to Watch Video As the UN Human Rights Council completed its 4th year, delegates heard testimony from UN Watch on the past 12 months of council reactions to violations worldwide. The Past Year: Inaction and …

EU and UN Rights Chief Must Reject Proposal Against Free Speech, Zionism, at Today’s Durban II Session

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Sept. 5, 2008 — UN Watch urged European Union members and UN rights chief Navanethem Pillay to take the floor at a UN anti-racism session today to denounce a proposal by African states that attacks free speech, singles out Israel, and indirectly advocates the elimination of Zionism. The …

UN’s ‘Durban II’ Conference in Nigeria Slams Free Speech, Israel; Silent on Darfur Atrocities and African Ethnic Violence

PRESS RELEASE UN Watch: ‘African Declaration Breaches EU’s Red Lines’ Abuja, Nigeria, August 26, 2008  — Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch expressed alarm over the declaration adopted today by an African regional meeting Abuja, Nigeria, which will shape the UN world conference on racism …