New Report Gives UN Rights Chief Mixed Reviews on Confronting Rights Violators

PRESS RELEASE 48-page study disproves “inflated claims” of Arbour critics and defenders Geneva, August 4, 2008  — A new study on Louise Arbour’s performance as UN rights chief gives her mixed reviews on confronting violators, and urges her replacement, Navanethem Pillay, to adopt a …

New Report Gives Louise Arbour Mixed Reviews on Confronting Rights Violators

PRESS RELEASE 48-page study disproves “inflated claims” of Arbour critics and defenders Geneva, August 4, 2008  — A new study on Louise Arbour’s performance as UN rights chief gives her mixed reviews on confronting violators, and urges her replacement, Navanethem Pillay, to adopt a …

Issue 178: Alfred Moses Op-Ed on Durban II, Report on Louise Arbour, Qaddafi Jr. Arrested for Beating Maid

Will Durban II be a replay of racist Durban I? Aug. 4, 2008 Op-Ed by Alfred H. Moses, UN Watch Chair Is the United Nations’ follow-up to the racist 2001 Durban World Conference Against Racism headed for the same fate? Perhaps. In response to the newly released UN blueprint for next April’s Durban II in …

UN’s New Rights Chief Must Counter Global Assault Against Individual Liberty

PRESS RELEASE New UN Watch Report gives former commissioner Arbour mixed reviews Geneva, July 18, 2008 — The UN’s new human rights chief, Vanethem Pillay of South Africa, will need to fend off increased threats to individual freedoms around the world, UN Watch said today. “We look forward to working with …

Issue 176: UN Declares Islamic Shari’a Taboo; UN Watch lance son site en francais

UN to Pay NGOs to Attend Durban II, Offers $2,000 Lump-Sum Grants Geneva, July 8, 2008 — The UN’s human rights office announced today that it will pay NGOs up to $2,000 each to attend the upcoming African regional meeting in preparation for the 2009 Durban Review Conference on racism.Click here for UN …

Issue 173: UN rights chief clarifies stance on Arab charter

Responding to a UN Watch protest, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour, in an unprecedented move,  has backed off from her earlier endorsement of an Arab text that includes provisions calling for the “elimination” of Zionism. News of the controversy was covered internationally, sparking a …

UN Watch Welcomes Clarification by UN Rights Chief on Arab Charter

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Jan. 31 — UN Watch welcomed the new clarification issued today by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour, in response to its Jan. 28, 2008 letter protesting her endorsement of the Arab Charter on Human Rights, which contains anti-Semitic provisions. “Last week the High …

UN Rights Chief Must Clarify Endorsement of Arab Charter with Anti-Semitic Provisions

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Jan. 28 — In a letter sent today to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour, UN Watch urged her to clarify a recent endorsement of the Arab Charter of Human Rights, which contains several provisions that promote classically anti-Semitic themes. “We trust that Ms. Arbour was …

UN Watch Expresses Concern After Sri Lanka Rejects UN Human Rights Monitoring as ‘Unqualified’

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Jan. 16, 2008 – UN Watch expressed concern today after Sri Lanka’s representative in Geneva called the office of High Commissioner Louise Arbour “unqualified” to report on the island’s bloody conflict. Hillel Neuer, executive director of the Geneva-based NGO, said it was …

UN Set to End Scrutiny of Cuba and Belarus, Indict Israel; 27 NGOs Protest

PRESS RELEASE “UN’s last chance to save the Human Rights Council from itself,” says UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer Geneva, Nov. 2, 2007 —  A coalition of 27 non-governmental organizations is urging senior officials and member states of the U.N. to oppose a set of proposed changes …