NGOs hail UN resolution seeking referral of N. Korean abuses to ICC

GENEVA, Nov. 18, 2014 – NGOs hailed the UN adoption today of a draft resolution, introduced by the EU and Japan in the UNGA’s 193-member Third Committee, asking the Security Council to refer the situation of North Korean rights abuses to the International Criminal Court, and to initiate sanctions against …

Rights Groups Welcome UN Draft on Syria, Urge Creation of Investigator

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, Nov. 17 – In an attempt to influence a UN resolution on Syrian abuses now being debated by member states, a coalition of 20 famous dissidents and rights groups today circulated their own draft which specifically calls for the post of an independent UN expert to investigate gross violations …

Dissidents & Rights Groups Reject Syrian Report, Circulate UNGA Condemnatory Resolution

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, Oct. 7 – As the UN Human Rights Council this morning began its quadrennial review of Syria’s human rights record, a coalition of 20 famous dissidents and rights groups today rejected Syria’s submission as “fictional,” and circulated a draft resolution to all 193 UNGA member states …