Ensaf Haidar at UN to Saudi Arabia: My world was shattered after you arrested my husband

Wife of Raif Badawi Addresses Saudi Rep in U.N. Rights Council The U.N. elected Saudi Arabia to its Human Rights Council — so yesterday we brought into that very chamber the wife of Saudi Arabia's most famous political prisoner, to finally tell the world the truth about human rights under the Wahhabis' …

Moral Courage: Mexico’s Former UNESCO Ambassador Receives Human Rights Award

GENEVA, Sept. 11, 2017 – United Nations Watch, the Geneva-based non-governmental human rights group, today presented Dr. Andres Roemer, the former Ambassador of Mexico to UNESCO, with its 2017 Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award, at a ceremony held in Geneva, Switzerland, next to the United Nations human …

Does OHCHR Enable China’s Harassment of Dissidents?

This week, the New York Times reported about China’s crackdown on human rights activists, particularly its harassment of, and reprisals against, activists who attend UN meetings. As UN Watch pointed out at the March 2017 Human Rights Council session and again in May, in a letter complaint to Human Rights Chief …

Hold Urgent Debate on Venezuela before Maduro speaks to U.N. Human Rights Council

Petition to president of Peru, Nikki Haley, and Federica Mogherini: I am shocked that the U.N. Human Rights Council is allowing Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro to open its session on Monday, September 11, 2017. The dictator will use the U.N. podium to mock the world, as he continues to starve, beat, torture, …

Western U. Response Disregards Discriminatory Effect of Support For Michael Lynk’s UN Mandate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GENEVA, July 25, 2017 – The Geneva-based non-governmental organization UN Watch expressed disappointment today that the reply from the president of the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Amit Chakma, fails to address the concerns detailed in our letter last week concerning its support …

Canada’s Western University supporting anti-Israel U.N. mandate of Michael Lynk

University of Western Ontario backs anti-Israel mandate of its law professor Michael Lynk (above) Click here for Change.org petition Letter from UN Watch to University of Western Ontario President Click here for PDF Amit Chakma President & Vice-Chancellor Stevenson Hall, Suite 2107 London, Ontario N6A 5B8 …