Belarus, Egypt Urged to Release Prisoners Before UN Rights Council Elections

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, May 15, 2007   —  Belarus and Egypt must release jailed opposition leaders, journalists and bloggers before Thursday’s elections for the UN’s top human rights body, said UN Watch, a human rights organization in Geneva, Switzerland.  In a statement issued today …

NGOs Alarmed at Some UN Human Rights Council Candidates

PRESS RELEASE New York, May 7, 2007  —  The non-governmental organizations UN Watch and Freedom House issued a joint evaluation of the candidates for the United Nations Human Rights Council, in advance of the election on May 17.  Of the 15 candidates, the human rights groups rated four as well qualified …

UN Human Rights Council Debates Violations in Sudan, North Korea, and Belarus

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Sept. 27, 2006 — Today the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva debated reports delivered by its human rights envoys for North Korea, Sudan and Belarus, three of the world’s most repressive regimes.  UN Watch, a Geneva-based non-governmental organization that monitors the world …