UN Human Rights Session is One-Sided

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, July 5, 2006 –  UN Watch condemned the UN Human Rights Council’s decision to single out Israel for denunciation in a special session to be held this afternoon. While recognizing the difficulties of Palestinians and the legitimacy of scrutinizing the actions of all governments, the …

UN Watch Welcomes Admission of Israeli Society into Red Cross Movement

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, June 22, 2006 — UN Watch, a non-governmental observer at the 29th International Conference of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, welcomed the early morning decision, by overwhelming majority, to recognize a new, neutral emblem (the Red Crystal) and to admit the Israeli …

“SPECIAL SITTING OF U.N. COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS ON SITUATION IN OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY FOLLOWING THE KILLING OF SHEIKH YASSIN”

GENEVA, 24 MARCH 2004 See full summary of debate below See other UN statements:  by Kofi Anan and by Acting UN rights chief Bertrand Ramcharan. Click here for summary of comments by international agencies and the 23 March 2004 UNCHR vote to hold the urgent session below UN Watch Testimony Delivered by Executive …

Issue 35: Israel very close to gaining admission to the Western European and Others Group

It seems Israel is very close to gaining admission to the Western European and Others Group, one of the five geographical groupings at the United Nations. Now only one or two European states appear to be blocking Israel’s inclusion. Analysis: An important group system exists within the UN to facilitate, …

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 …

Issue 4: Israel at the Committee Against Torture; and anti-WTO rioters in Geneva cause over 1 million francs worth of damage

Although Israel’s appearance before the Committee Against Torture (CAT) on 15 May 1998 was marked by a respectful exchange of views, CAT ultimately found Israel in violation of several Articles of the Convention Against Torture. Analysis: This unfortunate finding seems, paradoxically, to punish Israel for …

A Brief Arguing in Favor of Israel’s Admission into the Western European and Others Group

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY             In order to facilitate the work of the United Nations, its member states are divided into five regional groups.              Israel is the only member state of the UN which is actively excluded from joining a regional group.             This exclusion …