UN Human Rights Council Pays Tribute to Hugo Chavez, Silent on His Rights Record

March 6, 2013 CNS News By Patrick Goodenough The U.N. Human Rights Council was criticized Wednesday for holding a minute of silence to honor Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a decision that again illustrated the tension between the body’s actions and its professed commitment to upholding human rights around the …

UN report is a ‘weapon’ against Israel because Palestinians could take grievances to criminal court, panel says

Jan. 31, 2013 National Post By John Heilprin The head of a UN panel behind a report assailed by critics as “one-sided” and aimed at “attacking” Israel, has said the document could be used as “a kind of weapon for the Palestinians.” At a news conference, French judge Christine Chanet said Palestinians …

UN Watch calls UN Human Rights Council ‘A jury of brigands’

Jan. 29, 2013 The Jerusalem Post The UN Watch NGO harshly criticized the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, calling it “systematically biased” against Israel. The criticism followed the adoption on Tuesday of a resolution “regretting” that Israel skipped a mandated review of …

22 UN General Assembly Resolutions Targeted Israel This Year, 4 for Rest of World, Holocaust Revisionist Endorsed

Dec. 20, 2012 The Algemeiner By the end of this week the current 2012 UNGA session will have adopted 22 country-specific resolutions targeting Israel – and only four on the rest of the world combined, one each for Syria, Iran, North Korea and Burma, according to UN Watch. On Tuesday alone The U.N. General …

Democracies Silent as U.N. Human Rights Council Elects Country Where Slavery Exists to Leadership Post

Dec. 11, 2012 CNS News By Patrick Goodenough The U.N.’s top human rights body marked Human Rights Day on Monday by electing three countries with poor human rights records as vice presidents for the coming year – including one of the last remaining countries where slavery exists. At a meeting in Geneva, members …