North Korean Defectors in Geneva and Available for Interview, Days Ahead of UNHRC’s Report on North Korea Investigation

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, March 11, 2014 – Today and tomorrow, March 11-12, Mr. Ahn Myeong Cheol and Mr. Kang Cheol Hwan, two escaped North Korean defectors, are available for interviews as they visit Geneva to demand further action on North Korea’s human rights abuses. Ahn and Kang both have testified to the …

UN Reports Horrific Human Rights Abuses in North Korea: Now What?

PRESS RELEASE Landmark investigation slams North Korea but has little power to effect change GENEVA, October 28, 2013 – Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch applauded today’s report by the landmark UN Commission of Inquiry on North Korea, a vehicle that investigates human rights brutalities in North …

Today: Top Russian & North Korean Dissidents to Appear at UN Rights Council, Win Awards

PRESS RELEASE Garry Kasparov and Dong-hyuk Shin to Receive UN Watch Prize at Geneva’s Original League of Nations Hall Geneva, June 4, 2013 – Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, one of Russia’s most prominent democracy dissidents, is in Geneva to receive a human rights prize tomorrow from …

North Korean Defector Wins Human Rights Award

Dong-hyuk Shin to Receive UN Watch Prize at League of Nations Hall in Geneva GENEVA, May 20 – The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch announced today that Shin Dong-hyuk, the only known surviving escapee from a North Korean total control zone prison camp, will receive its 2013 Moral Courage Award, …

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 …

Commentary: U.N. Adopts Resolutions on Iran, Syria, N. Korea, Burma

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, Dec. 20 – Today the U.N. General Assembly adopted its annual resolutions on the human rights situations in Iran, Syria, North Korea and Burma. Following are comments by UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer: ON THE IRAN RESOLUTION “UN Watch supports this strong resolution in which the …

Escaped High-Profile Chavez Prisoner to Challenge Venezuela in U.N. Debate

PRESS RELEASE Syrian & North Korean Torture Victims Also to Testify Before U.N. Human Rights Council GENEVA, June 25 – Venezuela’s most-wanted man will appear before the United Nations this week to expose the Chavez government’s poor human rights record, and to oppose its bid for a seat on the …

Issue 334: Global Impact: Coverage of UN Watch Campaigns Turns Heat on UN, Egypt, N. Korea over Human Rights

Agence France Presse reports below on UN Watch’s launch of an appeal by 30 rights groups and dissidents urging UN action for the release of 26-year-old Egyptian political prisoner Maikel Nabil (above). Click here for text and list of signatories. Prof. Irwin Cotler, Canadian MP and board member of UN Watch, …