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 …

UN Human Rights Council Goes Soft on Sudan

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, November 28, 2006 — The UN Human Rights Council, meeting yesterday and today in its resumed second regular session, adopted three country resolutions, according to UN Watch, a non-governmental organization in Geneva that closely monitors the Council’s proceedings.   Two of the …

Report by UN Lebanon Inquiry is One-Sided

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Nov. 20, 2006 — The following statement by UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer is embargoed until official release of the report by the Human Rights Council’s commission of inquiry into alleged Israeli violations in Lebanon:   On August 11 the Arab League and the …

UN Watch Statement on Human Rights Council Third Special Session

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, November 15, 2006 – UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer issued the following statement concerning today’s special session of the UN Human Rights Council on the situation in Gaza:   Today’s exercise has nothing to do with the legitimate scrutiny of Israeli actions or the …

UN Rights Council Special Session Condemns Israel

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, November 15, 2006 — On the same day that Palestinian rockets fired from Northern Gaza killed one Israeli civilian and injured another, the UN Human Rights Council met in special session today to condemn Israel for defending itself against such attacks.   The session was requested …

UN Palestine Expert Ignores Hamas

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, November 8, 2006 –  Following is a statement released in Geneva today by UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer: The statement today by John Dugard, UN Special Rapporteur on the Palestinian territories, is one-sided and further undermines the credibility of the Human Rights Council as …

UN Rights Council Considering Draft Resolutions

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, October 6, 2006 – In the final meeting of its second regular session, the UN Human Rights Council today is considering 45 proposed resolutions, said UN Watch, a non-governmental organization in Geneva that closely follows the Council’s proceedings.  Only five, however, allege …

UN Rights Representative in New York Compares Israel to Iran

PRESS RELEASE But Report Released Today by Racism Expert Says Ahmadinejad’s Statements are “Manifestation of Anti-Semitism” Plus: See Below for Summary and Analysis of Today’s Human Rights Council Session Geneva, September 18, 2006 — One day before Iranian President Ahmadinejad …