Marshall Islands speaks out against demonization and double-standards at the UN General Assembly

UN Watch Oral Statement UPR of Marshall Islands Agenda Item 6 30th Session, Human Rights Council 24 September 2015 Thank you Mr. President. UN Watch welcomes the delegation of the Marshall Islands. According to the annual human rights survey by Freedom House, the Marshall Islands received the highest possible …

Iran submits UNHRC resolution declaring that sanctions violate human rights

Acting in its capacity as chair of the largest group of nations at the UN Human Rights Council, the Islamic Republic of Iran has just submitted a resolution that reaffirms the peculiar notion that adoption of sanctions against another country is a violation of human rights and of international law, known in …

Saudi Arabia sponsors own UN resolution on Yemen to preempt investigation of war crimes

Saudi Arabia has sponsored its own softball UNHRC resolution on the Yemen conflict in order to supplant a Dutch-led draft resolution that would dispatch the UN rights office to investigate possible war crimes by the Saudis, Iran-backed Houthis and others. For more on the U.S. position, informed by its direct …

Libya should ensure the full respect of all human rights

Statement by UN Watch UNHRC 30th Session Agenda Item 6, Adoption of Libya UPR report 25 September 2015 Delivered by Maygane Janin Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is deeply concerned by the human rights situation in Libya. In regard to the report that is before us today, we call attention to three areas of …