Richard Falk, Supporter of 9/11 Conspiracy Theories, Begins Post as UN’s Palestine Expert

PRESS RELEASE Rights Council President Rejects Egyptian Bid to Delete Challenge from the Record Geneva, June 16, 2008 — Today the UN Human Rights Council welcomed former Princeton professor Richard Falk as the new expert to oversee its standing investigation into “Israel’s violations of the …

Iran’s Ahmadinejad Criticized in Human Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE Egypt and African States urge council to abolish monitor on Sudan Geneva, Sept. 24, 2007 —  On the day President Ahmadinejad addressed the UN in New York, his country’s human rights record came in for a beating at the organization’s Human Rights Council in Geneva. UN Watch, a …

Issue 166: UN Human Rights Council Opens Permanent Indictment of Israel

Egyptian ambassador interrupts UN Watch speech on biased agenda Geneva, Sept. 20, 2007  — Today the UN Human Rights Council launched a new agenda item singling out Israel for permanent indictment. The debate allowed the Palestinian representative to take the floor and accuse Israel of …

Foxes Guarding the Chickens at UN Human Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE Angola, Egypt, and Qatar join existing members China, Cuba, Russia and Saudi Arabia Geneva, May 17, 2007   —  UN Watch welcomed the defeat of Belarus in today’s election of members to the UN Human Rights Council, “but the victory in overwhelming numbers of Egypt, Angola and Qatar …

Issue 160: Belarus, Egypt Must Release Prisoners Before UN Rights Council Elections

Belarus and Egypt must release jailed opposition leaders, journalists and bloggers before Thursday’s elections for the UN’s top human rights body.  The four repressive regimes seeking seats on the UN Human Rights Council—Belarus, Egypt, Angola, and Qatar—must take immediate, concrete steps to show …

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 …

Issue 10: An attack against the United States and Israel by an expect of the UN Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination

Last week at the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination, ostensibly a non-political body made up of independent experts, the Egyptian, Mr. Ahmad Khalifa, launched an attack on the United States and Israel, all in the context of decrying the politicization of the human rights field. Analysis: Mr. Khalifa …