Belgium’s Shame: PM “sorry” for helping get Saudi Arabia on UN women’s rights panel; scandal exposed by UN Watch

  “I regret the vote,” said Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel. GENEVA, April 27, 2017 –  The Geneva-based UN Watch — the non-governmental human rights group which exposed the U.N.’s election of Saudi Arabia to its women’s rights commission — welcomed Belgian Prime …

UN Human Rights Commissioner Hussein has been shockingly silent in the face of deadly anti-Semitic attacks in Europe, but he accuses Trump of inaction on anti-Semitism

  Geneva, March 9, 2017 – In his annual update to the Human Rights Council yesterday, UN Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, called out the Trump administration for its insufficient response to recent anti-Semitic attacks on Jewish institutions in the United States and for other Trump …

UN’s new gay rights monitor should investigate UNHRC members that execute gays, says UN Watch

Intervention by UN Watch, at the first consultation of the Independent Expert on violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, delivered at the United Nations, Geneva, 25 January 2017, by David Mendoza-Wolfson. Professor Muntarbhorn, UN Watch believes that your new mandate has …

Islamic & African Nations Boycott Meeting With First U.N. Expert on Anti-Gay Violence

Prof. Vitit Muntarbhorn (above) is the UN’s newly appointed Independent Expert on violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). GENEVA, Jan. 25, 2017 –  Islamic and African nations, where violence and discrimination against the LGBTI community are most prevalent, …

UN Watch Launches Opposition to Right Abusers  as Saudi Arabia, Russia, China, Cuba Seek Re-Election to UN Human Rights Council

Dissidents & Activists Join UN Watch for High Profile Events at Canadian Parliament, UN Headquarters, New York University   Canadian Parliament: All-party coalition of MPs stood with dissidents and families of political prisoners as former justice minister Irwin Cotler and UN Watch Executive Director Hillel …

UN expert: When Palestinian men beat their wives, it’s Israel’s fault

  When Palestinian men beat their wives, in large part it’s the fault of Israel, suggests a UN expert. Dubravka Simonovic, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, concluded her visit to Israel and the West Bank with a statement today “recognizing the clear linkage between the prolonged …