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, …

Why HRW’s Ken Roth won’t condemn the kidnapping of Israeli children

In contrast to the UN secretary-general and the International Committee of the Red Cross, the head of Human Rights Watch is refusing to unequivocally condemn Thursday’s kidnapping of Israeli teenagers, emphasizing instead that they attended school in an “illegal settlement,” and demanding that …

HRW’s Ken Roth stays silent; a new High Commissioner is named; UN Watch’s latest video

Issue 492 In This Issue Why HRW’s Ken Roth won’t condemn the kidnapping of Israeli teens UN Watch takes the floor at the UN Human Rights Council to expose violations of women’s rights by Sudan, Pakistan, Iran  Caracas officials lash out at UN Watch over upcoming Tuesday summit of Venezuelan …

Update: Nominee for World’s Top Human Rights Prize Acknowledges “My Anti-Israel Tweets”

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, May 1, 2013 – In response to new revelations, a top contender for the world’s premier human rights prize — one of three Final Nominees selected by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and eight other NGOs — today acknowledged having posted “anti-Israel …

50 Rights Groups Urge UN to Reinstate Congo Monitor

PRESS RELEASE “The UN Human Rights Council must assume its responsibilities” Geneva, Dec. 22, 2009 – Fifty human rights groups from around the world today united in calling on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay to reinstate the mandate for a human rights …