Venezuela fails to silence UN Watch for exposing abuses

Item 3: General debate Statement by UN Watch Delivered by Ms. Sabrina Zeloof Human Rights Council, 33rd Session 16 September 2016 UN Watch Speaker: Thank you, Mr. President. The members of this Council have been mandated by the international community to protect victims of human rights violations around the world. …

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. …

Venezuela & Cuba fail to silence U.S. criticism at UN rights council, losing 13-12

GENEVA, June 15, 2016 — In a major clash today at the UN Human Rights Council, Venezuela and its allies made a failed bid to stop the U.S. from criticizing the Maduro regime’s record on judicial independence, even pushing for a rare procedural vote which sought to overrule the president’s …

Geneva human rights award goes to Venezuelan political prisoner Antonio Ledezma, mayor of Caracas

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Geneva human rights award goes to Venezuelan political prisoner Antonio Ledezma, mayor of Caracas UN Watch calls on Venezuela to declare amnesty for political prisoners ahead of 10th anniversary celebration of UNHRC on June 13th   Daughter Antonietta Ledezma delivers moving …

Issue 591: UK, France, Germany join UN to single out Israel as world’s only violator of health rights

EXCLUSIVE REPORT Swedish delegate joins UK, France, Germany and other EU states today in voting “Yes” to single out Israel at the 2016 WHO world assembly, May 25, 2016. GENEVA, May 25 — The UK, France, Germany and other EU states voted today for a UN resolution, co-sponsored by the Arab group of …