UN Watch’s Geneva rights summit draws world attention, spotlights Boko Haram, ISIS, China, Cuba, France, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tibet, Turkey, Venezuela

Issue 528 UN Watch’s Geneva rights summit draws world attention, spotlights Boko Haram, ISIS, China, Cuba, France, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tibet, Turkey, Venezuela COURAGE AWARD GOES TO RAIF BADAWI, WOMEN’S RIGHTS AWARD TO IRANIAN JOURNALIST MASIH ALINEJAD Covered in Le Monde, The …

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GENEVA, Dec. 22, 2014 – NGOs hailed the convening today of the first-ever meeting of the UN Security Council on North Korean human rights abuses. “With today’s historic debate, the UN finally sends the message that North Korean rulers who starve and enslave their own people must be held …

NGOs hail today’s ‘historic’ UN debate on North Korean abuses

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, Dec. 22, 2014 – NGOs hailed the convening today of the first-ever meeting of the UN Security Council on North Korean human rights abuses. “With today’s historic debate, the UN finally sends the message that North Korean rulers who starve and enslave their own people must be held …

NGOs hail UN resolution seeking referral of N. Korean abuses to ICC

GENEVA, Nov. 18, 2014 – NGOs hailed the UN adoption today of a draft resolution, introduced by the EU and Japan in the UNGA’s 193-member Third Committee, asking the Security Council to refer the situation of North Korean rights abuses to the International Criminal Court, and to initiate sanctions against …

NGOs hail UN resolution seeking referral of N. Korean abuses to ICC

GENEVA, Nov. 18, 2014 – NGOs hailed the UN adoption today of a draft resolution, introduced by the EU and Japan in the UNGA’s 193-member Third Committee, asking the Security Council to refer the situation of North Korean rights abuses to the International Criminal Court, and to initiate sanctions against …

Swiss president responds to N. Korean defectors’ appeal: won’t freeze regime bank accounts unless U.N. requests

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, Nov. 7  – As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Swiss president Dider Burkhalter has written in a letter to UN Watch that it will take no action to freeze Swiss bank accounts held by North Korean regime figures unless “new developments take place at the Security Council.”   …

UN Watch and 20 North Korean survivors urge Swiss to freeze regime’s bank accounts

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 6 – UN Watch took the floor in the recent session of the UN Human Rights Council to present a letter by 20 North Korean defectors calling on the Swiss government to freeze all of the regime’s bank accounts held in Switzerland. MEDIA COVERAGE “The Swiss Foreign Ministry …

Today: As UN debates North Korean human rights, 20 famous survivors of atrocities urge Switzerland to freeze regime bank accounts

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, September 19, 2014 – When the UN rights council this morning debates North Korea’s record, a human rights NGO will take the floor to present an open letter sent today by 20 North Korean defectors to Swiss president Didier Burkhalter calling to freeze the regime’s bank …