Switzerland Should Suspend UNHRC Nomination of Jean Ziegler Ahead of Tomorrow’s Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 29 September 2002: Jean Ziegler receives Qaddafi Human Rights Prize—and $100,00 award   GENEVA, Sept. 29 – Switzerland should temporarily suspend its “problematic” nomination of Jean Ziegler for re-election tomorrow to the UN Human Rights Council, “until questions are …

Swiss president responds to N. Korean defectors’ appeal: won’t freeze regime bank accounts unless U.N. requests

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, Nov. 7  – As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Swiss president Dider Burkhalter has written in a letter to UN Watch that it will take no action to freeze Swiss bank accounts held by North Korean regime figures unless “new developments take place at the Security Council.”   …

Today: As UN debates North Korean human rights, 20 famous survivors of atrocities urge Switzerland to freeze regime bank accounts

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, September 19, 2014 – When the UN rights council this morning debates North Korea’s record, a human rights NGO will take the floor to present an open letter sent today by 20 North Korean defectors to Swiss president Didier Burkhalter calling to freeze the regime’s bank …

Today: As UN debates North Korean human rights, 20 famous survivors of atrocities urge Switzerland to freeze regime bank accounts

GENEVA, September 19, 2014 – When the UN rights council this morning debates North Korea’s record, a human rights NGO will take the floor to present an open letter sent today by 20 North Korean defectors to Swiss president Didier Burkhalter calling to freeze the regime’s bank accounts held in the …

UN Nominee Given 72 Hours to Confess Lies on Qaddafi Prize

PRESS RELEASE Accusation: UN rights council nominee Jean Ziegler engaged in massive cover-up over his role in creating & receiving the Muammar Qaddafi Human Rights Prize UN Watch demands Ziegler apologize for lying to the Swiss people and FM Didier Burkhalter, or will release damning dossier, new photo & …

Swiss parliament declares U.N. nomination of Jean Ziegler “inappropriate”

PRESS RELEASE 65 NGOs strongly opposed Ziegler GENEVA, August 20 – UN Watch applauded the Swiss parliament today for declaring the U.N. nomination of Jean Ziegler — co-founder, co-manager, and 2002 recipient of the Muammar Gaddafi Human Rights Prize —  “inappropriate.” The parliament’s Foreign Affairs …

Scandal: Switzerland Nominates Top Qaddafi Supporter to UN Human Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, Aug. 13 – Switzerland has nominated the founding spokesman of the “Muammar Qaddafi Human Rights Prize” for a position on the United Nations Human Rights Council, a move already drawing sharp controversy. Jean Ziegler, who was exposed by Swiss media in 2011 for covering up his role in …