Farce: Meet 2018 Membership of U.N. Human Rights Council

  Meet the 2018 membership of the U.N. Human Rights Council, elected by the United Nations with the mandate to “uphold the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights“: Democratic Republic of Congo Expertise in human rights: President remains in power in violation of constitution as …

UN Watch Report: Electing the 2018-2020 Members of the U.N. Human Rights Council

ELECTING THE 2018-2020 MEMBERS OF THE U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Ahead of the Human Rights Council elections by the General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters, New York, October 16, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report evaluates the country candidates for the October 16, 2017 election of 15 new members to the …

Absurd: Malaysia a candidate for top UN rights body, despite suppression of dissent and lack of religious freedom

Malaysia’s candidacy for the UN Human Rights Council is absurd, as it fails to meet the basic membership criteria. See full UN Watch report on candidates here.   Malaysia’s Human Rights Record Malaysia commits serious human rights violations, including: Persecution of LGBT Corporal punishment allowed …

Outrage: U.N. elects Nigeria to top rights body, despite massacres, torture and forced evictions

Nigeria should not have been elected to the UN Human Rights Council, as it fails to meet the basic membership criteria. See full UN Watch report on candidates here. Nigeria’s Human Rights Record Nigeria commits serious human rights violations, including: Extrajudicial killings Disappearances Torture Rape …

DR Congo elected to top U.N. rights body, despite widespread human rights violations

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) should not have been elected to the UN Human Rights Council today, as it fails to meet the basic membership criteria. See full UN Watch report on candidates here. Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Human Rights Record DRC commits serious human rights violations, …

Outrage: U.N. elects Qatar to top rights body, despite worker abuses and finance of terror

Qatar should not have been elected to the UN Human Rights Council today, as it fails to meet the basic membership criteria. See full UN Watch report on candidates here. Qatar’s Human Rights Record Qatar commits serious human rights violations, including: Support for terrorist organizations Inability of citizens …

2016 UNHRC Election: Ready-to-Use Quotes by Dissidents and Activists

Rosa Maria Paya – Daughter of Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya, the victim of assassination by Cuban regime “Because of the dictatorship, the whole population has been forced into poverty and live without the most basic human rights.” “The regime’s intelligence apparatus and the powerful …

UNHRC: The Campaign to Stop Election of Abusers for 2017-2019

For comment on the final vote and vote results, see here.   Ahead of the October 28 UNGA election of candidates for 2017-2019 UNHRC seats, UN Watch has been leading the campaign with a coalition of NGOs to oppose the re-election of Saudi Arabia, Russia, China and Cuba, as well as the new election bids of …

UN: Don’t Elect Cuba to Human Rights Council

Cuba is running for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council on Oct. 28, 2016 Cuba’s official UN campaign pledge includes the following absurd claims: Cuba attaches the “greatest importance” to international cooperation for the “promotion and protection” of all human rights within the …