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 …

HRW’s Ken Roth should apologize for invoking Holocaust terminology in abortion debate

GENEVA, Jan. 23, 2017 – UN Watch today called on Kenneth Roth, head of the New York-based activist group Human Rights Watch, to apologize for trivializing the Holocaust by making a thinly-veiled comparison to the Nazi genocide to support abortion rights. In a Twitter post supporting reproductive freedom, …

UN’s Idriss Jazairy thinks genocidal Sudan is the human rights victim

Sudan, whose leader is wanted for genocide in Darfur, is itself a victim of human rights violations, according to an official of the UN Human Rights Council, who blasted U.S. sanctions in a report delivered today before the 47-member body. Idriss Jazairy, whose title is “UN Special Rapporteur on the negative …

Mia Farrow Heads Campaign to Block Sudan from UN Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE 30 human rights groups file objection with UN Legal Counsel to disqualify Sudan’s candidacy Activists sent letters to 193 U.N. member states GENEVA, Aug. 30 –  Mia Farrow, film star and longtime advocate for victims in Darfur, heads a campaign of human rights activists that today launched a …

Courageous Champions of Human Rights Assemble in Geneva on Sidelines of UN Human Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE Courageous Champions of Human Rights Assemble in Geneva on Sidelines of UN Human Rights Council  FULL PROGRAM OF TOMORROW’S SPEAKERS BELOW GENEVA, Feb. 24 – Courageous champions of human rights arrived in Geneva today from four corners of the globe in preparation for tomorrow’s Geneva …

Issue 577: 25 NGOs Led by UN Watch to Grant Women’s Rights Award to Iraqi MP & German Psychologist for Rescuing Yazidi Women Enslaved by ISIS

Award Ceremony at UN Watch’s 8th Annual Geneva Summit, Opening Next Week at United Nations Days before world leaders gather at UNHRC in Geneva, a global summit of dissidents led by UN Watch on Feb. 23 will spotlight human rights situations in China, Cuba, Iraq, North Korea, Eritrea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, …