EU & US Allowed Iran to Win Top Seat on UN Women’s Rights Board, Rights Group Says

Ban Ki-moon & EU’s Mogherini must condemn election of Iran to UN Women   UN Watch letter to EU UN Watch letter to Ban Ki-moon   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UNITED NATIONS, April 13, 2015 – Out of possible deference to the nuclear talks with Iran, the EU and the US failed to stop the fundamentalist …

Venezuela, Cuba, China, Russia, Pakistan Fail to Silence Hillel Neuer; Defended by USA, UK, Netherlands, Canada

Ten Years Later: Is the UN Human Rights Council Living Up to Its Promise?  Testimony before the UN Human Rights Council plenary, delivered by UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer, on March 11, 2016 Hillel Neuer, UN Watch: Thank you, Mr. President. In four days, this Human Rights Council marks its 10th …

Issue 566: TOP 10 WORST U.N. MOMENTS OF 2015

TOP 10 WORST U.N. MOMENTS OF 2015   Left: Faisal Trad, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador in Geneva, was elected Chair of the UN Human Rights Council panel that appoints independent experts. Right: Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. GENEVA, December 30, 2015 – UN Watch …

UN expert on Human Rights in Iran Lambastes Theocratic Regime

In a recent statement on November 11th 2015 Ahmed Shaheed, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, censured that country for its poor record on human rights. This comes just over a month after Mr. Shaheed published a heavily critical report on the subject …

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

I. Introduction The Special Rapporteur welcomes the recent nuclear agreement struck between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the P5+1 countries (China, France, Germany, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and United States) on 14 July 2015.[1] Given the close interrelationship between peace, development and human …

Iran submits UNHRC resolution declaring that sanctions violate human rights

Acting in its capacity as chair of the largest group of nations at the UN Human Rights Council, the Islamic Republic of Iran has just submitted a resolution that reaffirms the peculiar notion that adoption of sanctions against another country is a violation of human rights and of international law, known in …