The UN should do more for people of Libya, Afghanistan, South Sudan

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 28th Session Item 10: GD on HC/SG/OHCHR country reports 26 March 2015 Delivered by Edwina Tam Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is deeply concerned with the dire human rights situations in South Sudan, Afghanistan, and Libya. First, in regard to South Sudan, the report of …

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GENEVA, Jan. 9, 2015 – The U.S., France, Germany and the UK should lead a United Nations effort to finally expel Saudi Arabia from the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council after the fundamentalist regime publicly flogged blogger Raif Badawi today for “insulting Islam,” said Geneva-based rights …

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GENEVA, Dec. 22, 2014 – NGOs hailed the convening today of the first-ever meeting of the UN Security Council on North Korean human rights abuses. “With today’s historic debate, the UN finally sends the message that North Korean rulers who starve and enslave their own people must be held …

UN Watch forum on Iran to feature lawyer of 26-year-old Reyhaneh Jabbari, who was executed by Iran on Saturday

Victims, activists, experts to expose violations on eve of Iran’s UN review GENEVA,  Oct. 28, 2014 – One day before Iran goes before a United Nations examination of its human rights record, the non-governmental organization UN Watch will convene an international forum of Iranian victims, activists …

“I was tortured by Russian-backed militants,”

“I was tortured by Russian-backed militants”   Testimony by Irina Dovgan before UN Human Rights Council, on behalf of UN Watch, Sept. 17, 2014 Thank you, Mr. President. My name is Irina Dovgan, I am a resident of Donbas in eastern Ukraine, the region occupied by the pro-Russian separatists. I am …

Rights coalition welcomes UN urgent session on Iraq, demands “concrete outcomes”

Rights coalition welcomes UN urgent session on Iraq, demands “concrete outcomes”  Maryam Wahida, an Iraqi Christian in Geneva, addresses anti-genocide rally alongside  UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer last week in Geneva.   GENEVA, August 25, 2014 –  The Geneva-based human rights …

Cuba and Venezuela Lash Out at UN Watch Dissidents’ Forum

Representatives of Cuba (top right) and Venezuela (bottom right), accompanied by fellow diplomats from North Korea and Syria, came to UN Watch’s event to lash out at UN Watch and at the human rights activists from their countries who testified of gross abuses committed by the Havana and Caracas regimes. …

Sudan defends its abhorent human rights record

Before a UN committee, Sudan tried to whitewash its human rights record and deny well-documented abuses in the country. On Wednesday, July 9th, the Human Rights Committee reviewed the human rights situation in Sudan. Sudan, among the 168 States party to the ICCPR, is required to submit regular reports to the …

Rights group urges countries to vote today for landmark UN inquiry on Eritrea abuses

GENEVA, June 26, 2014 – Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch called on all 47 member states of the Human Rights Council to vote in favor of creating a landmark commission of inquiry into human rights abuses in Eritrea, as proposed in a draft resolution, sponsored by Somalia, that is slated for a vote …