The End of Human Rights at the U.N. — Panel was “Mother of All Rogues’ Galleries”

Mother of all rogues' galleries Hillel Neuer: Even within the rogues' gallery that is the U.N. human rights Council, today’s council panel attacking Western democracies for imposing sanctions on dictatorships was the mother of all rogues' galleries. The panelists: 1. Lead panelist was UN expert …

“Venezuela is under the control of organized criminal gangs”: Aunt of Leopoldo López testifies in the UN

Geneva, 11 September 2017 Good afternoon. I am Julieta Lopez, the aunt of Leopoldo Lopez. Since 2014, I have come here to denounce, repeatedly, the torture and abuses committed against Leopoldo and the absolute lack of respect for human rights in Venezuela. I will not repeat what has been said up until now, but I …

Moral Courage: Mexico’s Former UNESCO Ambassador Receives Human Rights Award

GENEVA, Sept. 11, 2017 – United Nations Watch, the Geneva-based non-governmental human rights group, today presented Dr. Andres Roemer, the former Ambassador of Mexico to UNESCO, with its 2017 Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award, at a ceremony held in Geneva, Switzerland, next to the United Nations human …

Does OHCHR Enable China’s Harassment of Dissidents?

This week, the New York Times reported about China’s crackdown on human rights activists, particularly its harassment of, and reprisals against, activists who attend UN meetings. As UN Watch pointed out at the March 2017 Human Rights Council session and again in May, in a letter complaint to Human Rights Chief …