2016 UNHRC Election: Ready-to-Use Quotes by Dissidents and Activists

Rosa Maria Paya – Daughter of Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya, the victim of assassination by Cuban regime “Because of the dictatorship, the whole population has been forced into poverty and live without the most basic human rights.” “The regime’s intelligence apparatus and the powerful …

UNHRC: The Campaign to Stop Election of Abusers for 2017-2019

For comment on the final vote and vote results, see here.   Ahead of the October 28 UNGA election of candidates for 2017-2019 UNHRC seats, UN Watch has been leading the campaign with a coalition of NGOs to oppose the re-election of Saudi Arabia, Russia, China and Cuba, as well as the new election bids of …

UN: Don’t Elect Cuba to Human Rights Council

Cuba is running for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council on Oct. 28, 2016 Cuba’s official UN campaign pledge includes the following absurd claims: Cuba attaches the “greatest importance” to international cooperation for the “promotion and protection” of all human rights within the …

Petition: Stop Saudi Arabia from Re-election to the UN Human Rights Council

Saudi Arabia is running for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council on Oct. 28, 2016 Sign the petition: Click here to petition the UNHRC and US Amb. Samantha Powers to say NO Saudi Arabia made a joke of the U.N. Human Rights Council in 2013 by trading favors with the UK in a secret deal to ensure its election to …

UK’s glossy Arabic brochure for UNHRC campaign suggests ‘squalid vote deals’

Cover of UK’s glossy Arabic brochure sent by London to Arab dictatorships ahead of Friday’s election, to win their votes—possibly in deals whereby the UK will vote for them. Translation: “UN Human Rights Council | UNITED KINGDOM | 2017 – 2019 candidate | For freedoms and …