In The News: Hong Kong Lawmaker Urges UNHRC to Probe Police Brutality

On September 16, 2019, pro-democracy Hong Kong legislator Tanya Chan called on the top human rights body to investigate the “brutal crackdowns and preemptive violence” by police. Her speech urging High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to establish a commission of inquiry has been reported across …

UN Watch Shadow Report Exposes Palestinian Antisemitism Ahead of First UN Racism Review

GENEVA, August 12, 2019 —  One day before the “State of Palestine” undergoes its first review by the UN’s anti-racism committee, UN Watch announced its submission of a 32-page shadow report documenting gross and systematic antisemitism by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, as well as the …

Urgent UN session on Hong Kong crackdown requested by human rights group

  August 12, 2019, GENEVA — The Swiss-based human rights group UN Watch today called on European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and UN human rights commissioner Michelle Bachelet to support a call for an emergency session of the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council into “alarming brutality …