Video: UN Watch calls out false praise for Qatar’s rights record by China, Iran, Turkey

When the UN Human Rights Council presented a report that was 90 percent full of false praise for Qatar’s human rights record — from the likes of China, Iran and Turkey — UN Watch took the floor and called them out. UN Watch articulated objections from Qatar’s migrant workers, women, and …

Issue 505: “I see no objection”: UN adopts report praising Qatar’s human rights record after UN Watch lists objections

Intervention by UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer in debate over UN Human Rights Council report on Qatar’s human rights record, September 19, 2014 Thank you, Mr. President. Today we ask: Does the cause of human rights support — or object to — the adoption of today’s UN Human Rights Council report on …

UNHRC on Qatar: "I see no objection"

Testimony by UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer at UN Human Rights Council adoption of its report on Qatar’s human rights record, September 19, 2014 Thank you, Mr. President. Today we ask: Does the cause of human rights support — or object — to the adoption of today’s UN Human Rights Council report …

UNHRC on Qatar: “I see no objection”

Testimony by UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer at UN Human Rights Council adoption of its report on Qatar’s human rights record, September 19, 2014 Thank you, Mr. President. Today we ask: Does the cause of human rights support — or object — to the adoption of today’s UN Human Rights Council report …

U.N. Human Rights Council drops to only 40% free after election of Libya, Angola, Mauritania, Qatar, Malaysia

PRESS RELEASE ‘Elections without competition were phony’ Geneva, May 13, 2010 — Human rights groups condemned today’s election of Libya, Angola, Mauritania, Qatar and Malaysia to the UN Human Rights Council, countries rated as having poor records on human rights. (See full voting results at …

Call for Action to Thwart Bid by Libya, and other notorious human rights abusers, to join UN Human Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE New York, May 4, 2010 — Two UN watchdog organizations today urged the United Nations General Assembly to reject five candidates for the United Nations Human Rights Council–- Libya, as well as Angola, Malaysia, Mauritania, and Qatar. In a May 13 election among the UN General Assembly membership, …

Evaluation of 2010-2013 UN Human Rights Council Candidates: Joint Analysis by Freedom House and UN Watch Presented at United Nations Headquarters, May 4, 2010

Analysis On May 13, 2010, the UN General Assembly will vote to fill 14 of the 47 Human Rights Council seats in the annual rotation of membership. Fourteen countries have presented themselves as candidates for the 14 open seats, including Libya for one of the four open Africa seats. The election of Libya and other …

Foxes Guarding the Chickens at UN Human Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE Angola, Egypt, and Qatar join existing members China, Cuba, Russia and Saudi Arabia Geneva, May 17, 2007   —  UN Watch welcomed the defeat of Belarus in today’s election of members to the UN Human Rights Council, “but the victory in overwhelming numbers of Egypt, Angola and Qatar …

Issue 160: Belarus, Egypt Must Release Prisoners Before UN Rights Council Elections

Belarus and Egypt must release jailed opposition leaders, journalists and bloggers before Thursday’s elections for the UN’s top human rights body.  The four repressive regimes seeking seats on the UN Human Rights Council—Belarus, Egypt, Angola, and Qatar—must take immediate, concrete steps to show …

NGOs Alarmed at Some UN Human Rights Council Candidates

PRESS RELEASE New York, May 7, 2007  —  The non-governmental organizations UN Watch and Freedom House issued a joint evaluation of the candidates for the United Nations Human Rights Council, in advance of the election on May 17.  Of the 15 candidates, the human rights groups rated four as well qualified …