UN to elect tyrannies to oversee human rights NGOs

GENEVA, April 16, 2018 – A Swiss-based watchdog organization today called on the world body not to elect a “rogues’ gallery of the world’s worst human rights abusers” to the 19-nation UN committee that accredits human rights organizations, including candidate countries Iran, Russia, …

Farce: Meet 2018 Membership of U.N. Human Rights Council

MEMBERS: Saudi Arabia Iraq, Cuba, China, Qatar, Angola, Burundi, Pakistan, Venezuela, DR Congo, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates… Meet the 2018 membership of the U.N. Human Rights Council, elected by the United Nations with the mandate to “uphold the highest standards in the promotion and …

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 …

Issue 582: Dictators Fail to Silence UN Watch: Venezuela, Cuba, China, Russia, Pakistan Object to Speech Challenging Membership

In the UN Human Rights Council session which just concluded, UN Watch played a central role in critical debates. This week our newsletter will share key moments from our fight against dictatorships and double standards. _______________ Dictators Fail to Silence UN Watch: Venezuela, Cuba, China, Russia, Pakistan …

Outrage: Venezuela, Pakistan, UAE, Ethiopia, Burundi Slated to Win UN Rights Council Seats

UN Watch Also Opposes Election of Ecuador, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Togo GENEVA, Oct. 25, 2015 — UN Watch today urged member states of the UN General Assembly to oppose the re-election on Wednesday of Venezuela, Pakistan and UAE to the UN Human Rights Council, as well as Burundi, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan, …

UN Watch’s Geneva rights summit draws world attention, spotlights Boko Haram, ISIS, China, Cuba, France, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tibet, Turkey, Venezuela

Issue 528 UN Watch’s Geneva rights summit draws world attention, spotlights Boko Haram, ISIS, China, Cuba, France, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tibet, Turkey, Venezuela COURAGE AWARD GOES TO RAIF BADAWI, WOMEN’S RIGHTS AWARD TO IRANIAN JOURNALIST MASIH ALINEJAD Covered in Le Monde, The …

HRW’s Ken Roth stays silent; a new High Commissioner is named; UN Watch’s latest video

Issue 492 In This Issue Why HRW’s Ken Roth won’t condemn the kidnapping of Israeli teens UN Watch takes the floor at the UN Human Rights Council to expose violations of women’s rights by Sudan, Pakistan, Iran  Caracas officials lash out at UN Watch over upcoming Tuesday summit of Venezuelan …

Does it make sense that these Council Members are the UN’s guardians of women’s rights?

Does it make sense that these Council Members are the UN’s guardians of women’s rights? UN Watch testimony before the UN Human Rights Council 26th Session, delivered by Erica Behrens under Agenda Item 2, June 10, 2014. UN Watch thanks the High Commissioner for her work, and we extend to her our best wishes. …