Petition: Stop Saudi Arabia from Re-election to the UN Human Rights Council

Saudi Arabia is running for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council on Oct. 28, 2016 Sign the petition: Click here to petition the UNHRC and US Amb. Samantha Powers to say NO Saudi Arabia made a joke of the U.N. Human Rights Council in 2013 by trading favors with the UK in a secret deal to ensure its election to …

UK’s glossy Arabic brochure for UNHRC campaign suggests ‘squalid vote deals’

Cover of UK’s glossy Arabic brochure sent by London to Arab dictatorships ahead of Friday’s election, to win their votes—possibly in deals whereby the UK will vote for them. Translation: “UN Human Rights Council | UNITED KINGDOM | 2017 – 2019 candidate | For freedoms and …

UN Watch Launches Opposition to Right Abusers  as Saudi Arabia, Russia, China, Cuba Seek Re-Election to UN Human Rights Council

Dissidents & Activists Join UN Watch for High Profile Events at Canadian Parliament, UN Headquarters, New York University   Canadian Parliament: All-party coalition of MPs stood with dissidents and families of political prisoners as former justice minister Irwin Cotler and UN Watch Executive Director Hillel …

Canadian media report on UN Watch campaign opposing UN election of rights abusers

National Post: ‘Shining a light on the hypocrisy’: Canada urged to vote against human rights abusers (also featured in Ottawa Citizen and Montreal Gazette) Globe and Mail: Canada should refuse to vote human-rights abusers to UN council, MP alliance says CTV: Vote against including China in UN Human Rights …

UN Testimony: Wife of Raif Badawi Urges His Release as Saudis Seek UNHRC Reelection

Ensaf Haidar, wife of jailed Saudi dissident Raif Badawi, addressing a United Nations press conference organized by UN Watch, Human Rights Foundation, and the Raoul Wallenberg Human Rights Centre. October 6, 2016   Following are the remarks of Ensaf Haidar, wife of jailed Saudi dissident Raif Badawi, …

UN: Venezuela fails to silence political prisoners’ appeal for amnesty

GENEVA, June 24, 2016 — Venezuela was overruled by the chair of the UN human rights council today, when its delegate interrupted a UN speech (see below) in a failed bid to stop the reading of an appeal for council members to release political prisoners on the occasion of the council’s 10th anniversary. …