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 …

UN Watch Demands Investigation of UNIFIL Aid to Hezbollah

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, August 28, 2006 — UN Watch today demanded that the U.N. investigate new allegations that its UNIFIL mission in Lebanon was providing intelligence that helped shield Hezbollah forces as they fired more than 4,000 deadly rockets at Israeli civilians.  Following is the full text of the UN …

UN Rights Council Holds Emergency Session on Lebanon

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, August 11, 2006  –  For the second time in a month, the UN Human Rights Council is today holding an emergency Special Session to denounce Israel, this time for alleged “gross human rights violations” in Lebanon. UN Watch condemned the exercise as one-sided and urged all …