The Council should protect women and refugees in the Central African Republic

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 28th Session Item 10: ID with IE on the Central African Republic 24 March 2015 Delivered by Ms. Alyssa Scheiner   Thank you Mr. President. UN Watch thanks the independent expert for her oral update on the human rights situation in the Central African Republic. We are …

The UN should guarantee rights protection and development in Haiti

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 28th Session Agenda item 10: ID with the IE on Haiti 24 March 2015 Delivered by Sarah Firestone   Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is concerned about continuing violations of basic rights, and barriers to long-term development in Haiti. We agree with the Independent …

Kazakhstan should protect the rights of its citizens

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 28th Session Item 6: UPR Report on Kazakhstan 19 March 2015 Delivered by Ziman Gao   Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is concerned with the human rights situation in Kazakhstan, where a government dominates the political scene by detaining political opposition, …

Bolivia must protect its most vulnerable groups

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 28th Session Item 6: UPR Report on Bolivia 18 March 2015 Delivered by Wendy Ramirez Thank you Mr. President, UN Watch is deeply concerned by the state of human rights in Bolivia. In its recent UPR, many states voiced great concern over the criminal justice system and the …

UN Gaza Probe Seeks Delay to June After Schabas Quits Over Paid Legal Work for the PLO

Issue 529 UN Gaza Probe Seeks Delay to June After Schabas Quits Over Paid Legal Work for the PLO • Schabas Interviews With 9/11 Truther Richard Falk, Blasts UN Watch • Schabas and Falk Listed as Speakers at Anti-Israel Conference in UK _______________ New Inquiry Chief Mary McGowan Davis: “Need to …

UN Watch’s Geneva rights summit draws world attention, spotlights Boko Haram, ISIS, China, Cuba, France, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tibet, Turkey, Venezuela

Issue 528 UN Watch’s Geneva rights summit draws world attention, spotlights Boko Haram, ISIS, China, Cuba, France, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tibet, Turkey, Venezuela COURAGE AWARD GOES TO RAIF BADAWI, WOMEN’S RIGHTS AWARD TO IRANIAN JOURNALIST MASIH ALINEJAD Covered in Le Monde, The …

20 NGOs Led by UN Watch to Bestow 2015 Courage Award Upon Saudi Blogger at Tuesday’s Geneva Rights Summit

Issue 527 20 NGOs Led by UN Watch to Bestow 2015 Courage Award Upon Saudi Blogger at Tuesday’s Geneva Rights Summit  GENEVA, February 18 – A coalition of 20 human rights groups announced today that Saudi blogger and rights activist Raif Badawi — sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for …

Ban Ki-moon must investigate tainted Gaza probe

Issue 526 Ban Ki-moon must investigate tainted Gaza probe Revealed: Schabas denied conflicts of interest in application form GENEVA, Feb. 3, 2015 – The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch welcomed the resignation of William Schabas from the UN inquiry on Gaza, and called on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon …