Today: As UN debates North Korean human rights, 20 famous survivors of atrocities urge Switzerland to freeze regime bank accounts

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, September 19, 2014 – When the UN rights council this morning debates North Korea’s record, a human rights NGO will take the floor to present an open letter sent today by 20 North Korean defectors to Swiss president Didier Burkhalter calling to freeze the regime’s bank …

Open Letter to the President of the Swiss Confederation to Freeze Assets of North Korean Leadership in Switzerland

19 September 2014 Open Letter to the President of the Swiss Confederation to Freeze Assets of North Korean Leadership in Switzerland   Excellency, We have experienced and witnessed the gross, systematic and widespread violations of human rights committed by the North Korean regime against its own people, …

Defend the rights of victims in Nicaragua

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 27thSession UPR of Nicaragua 19 September 2014 Delivered by Signe Kossmann   Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is deeply concerned with the human rights situation in Nicaragua. In its recent UPR, many stakeholders voiced great concern over the widespread violations of …

End human rights violations in Ethiopia

Human Rights Council 27th Session UPR of Ethiopia Delivered by Regont Pula Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is concerned with the human rights situation in Ethiopia, where a government dominates the political scene by detaining political opposition, silencing free media and restricting independent civil society. …

Freeze all Swiss bank accounts held by the North Korean leadership

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 27thSession UPR: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 19 September 2014   Delivered byJin Lee Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch continues to be alarmed by the catastrophic situation of human rights in North Korea, as documented in the report that is before us today. …

UNHRC on Qatar: “I see no objection”

Testimony by UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer at UN Human Rights Council adoption of its report on Qatar’s human rights record, September 19, 2014 Thank you, Mr. President. Today we ask: Does the cause of human rights support — or object — to the adoption of today’s UN Human Rights Council report …

Open Letter to the President of the Swiss Confederation to Freeze Assets of North Korean Leadership in Switzerland

19 September 2014 Open Letter to the President of the Swiss Confederation to Freeze Assets of North Korean Leadership in Switzerland   Excellency, We have experienced and witnessed the gross, systematic and widespread violations of human rights committed by the North Korean regime against its own people, …

Today: As UN debates North Korean human rights, 20 famous survivors of atrocities urge Switzerland to freeze regime bank accounts

GENEVA, September 19, 2014 – When the UN rights council this morning debates North Korea’s record, a human rights NGO will take the floor to present an open letter sent today by 20 North Korean defectors to Swiss president Didier Burkhalter calling to freeze the regime’s bank accounts held in the …