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 …

UN Palestinian Conference at European Parliament is “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”

PRESS RELEASE UN Watch calls on UN and European leaders to convert propaganda budget into “ploughshares of hope” Geneva, Aug. 30, 2007 —  A conference organized today and tomorrow at the European Parliament in Brussels by a UN Palestinian committee contravenes the principles of the …

U.N. Chief Rebuked in Human Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE Islamic states call for “streamlining relationship” with Ban Ki-moon, accuse him of “singling out” council measures that single out Israel Geneva, July 25, 2007 — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was rebuked by Islamic states in the Human Rights Council today for having …

Irregularities, Old Habits Plague UN Human Rights Council Transition

PRESS RELEASE Canada ignored, Israel censured, Darfur atrocities dismissed Geneva, June 20, 2007  —   Confusion, old habits and a new sense of lawlessness continued to plague the UN Human Rights Council today as it struggled to open its second year with newly established procedures.  Canada protested to …

Canadian Parliamentarian Rejected Offer to Join Tutu’s UN Mission to Gaza

PRESS RELEASE Human Rights Advocate and former Justice Minister Irwin Cotler: “Mandate Violated Fundamental Justice” Geneva, June 13, 2007 — In a powerful speech today before the UN Human Rights Council that followed an address by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Canadian parliamentarian and former justice …

Why Irwin Cotler Said No to the Tutu Mission

In this Issue: UN Council to Absolve Cuban and Belarus Regimes, Place Israel Under Permanent Indictment The Tutu Mission: Why Irwin Cotler Said No Iran’s Racism Exposed in Plenary Anti-Western Official Jean Ziegler Questioned Also Watched: Libya to Chair Anti-Racism Panel? UN Rights Council to Absolve Cuba …

UN Rights Council Disappoints Again on Darfur

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, March 30, 2007  —  UN Watch expressed its deep disappointment that the UN Human Rights Council this morning adopted a weak consensus resolution on the human rights situation in Darfur that again failed to condemn or even to cite the Sudanese government, or any other party to the conflict …

Iran’s UN Human Rights Envoy Questions Holocaust

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, January 11, 2007  — UN Watch expressed outrage at Iran’s questioning of the Holocaust in a letter to UN Human Rights Council President Luis de Alba that was released today.  [Click for Iran letter.]   The Geneva-based human rights monitoring organization called on President de Alba …

UN Rights Council Ends Session by Slamming Israel Again

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, December 8, 2006  — In the final day of its third regular session, the UN Human Rights Council condemned Israel twice, bringing its total number of resolutions against the Jewish state, in its six months of existence, to eight.  Israel is the only country in the world that the Council …