Issue 366: U.N. rights chief blasts U.S. & Canada in opening address to human rights council

     UN commissioner Navi Pillay puts Canada on a human rights watch list and says: “Moves to restrict freedom of assembly continue to alarm me, as is the case in the province of Quebec in the context of student protests”. The remarks have drawn a rebuke from the Geneva-based group UN Watch …

Blame Canada: U.N. rights chief "alarmed" over Canadian law, but silent on China, Iran & Saudi Arabia

GENEVA, June 17 – Canada will be put in the company of some of the world’s worst abusers of human rights tomorrow when the UN’s highest human rights official expresses “alarm” over Quebec’s new law on demonstrations during her opening address to a meeting of the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council, …

First time: U.N. puts Canada on human rights watchlist over Quebec demo law

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, June 17 – Canada will be put in the company of some of the world’s worst abusers of human rights tomorrow when the UN’s highest human rights official expresses “alarm” over Quebec’s new law on demonstrations during her opening address to a meeting of the 47-nation UN Human Rights …

As much of the world starves, UN sends hunger probe to… Canada

The National Post (Canada) May 5, 2012, p. A20 EDITORIALS By Hillel Neuer Olivier De Schutter is the UN Human Rights Council’s “Special Rapporteur on the right to food,” a post initiated by Cuba. Tomorrow he begins an 11-day investigation of Canada. De Schutter’s senior adviser, Priscilla …

North Korea opens disarmament plenary as Canada boycotts & 28 groups protest

PRESS RELEASE North Korean ambassador So Sepyong (left) presiding over the Conference on Disarmament (CD), Geneva, August 4, 2011. Next to him is Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (right), Director-General of the UN’s European Headquarters who serves as Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament. More photos …

UN Watch thanks Canada, calls on US and EU to follow in urging N. Korea to resign from UN disarmament presidency

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA — UN Watch thanked Canada today for being first in the world to answer its call on UN member states to protest North Korea’s presidency of a UN disarmament body. Click here for Canadian statement. “We now call on the U.S., the EU, and all other UN member states to follow …

Issue 283: Video: UNW on CNN’s Backstory * Upcoming Events in Oslo, New York, Geneva, Cincinnati, Cleveland, DC, Toronto, London

Click here for video ___________________ Upcoming UN Watch Speaking Events UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer is scheduled to speak at the following upcoming events: · Oslo, Norway, March 24 – Briefing to the Norwegian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence; Address to Oslo …