UN Watch hails Syrian defeat at UN, but opposes reported consolation prize for Assad regime

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, May 9 — UN Watch hailed the breaking news that Syria is expected to drop its bid, but expressed concern that it might be replaced by Kuwait — “far better than Syria, but another non-democracy nevertheless” — and urged against giving the Assad regime a …

Rights groups urge UN Human Rights Council to reject Syrian candidacy at Friday session

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, April 27 — An international coalition of 17 human rights groups, survivors of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, and an Italian legislator today called on the UN Human Rights Council to use its urgent session on Syria’s bloody crackdown this Friday to reject the …

Issue 286: UN Watch Leads Global Coalition to Defeat Syrian Bid for UN Rights Council Seat

UN Watch Leads Global Coalition to Defeat Syrian Bid for UN Rights Council Seat GENEVA, April 27 — Led by the Geneva-based UN Watch, an international coalition of human rights groups, survivors of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, and an Italian legislator today called on the UN Human Rights …

Syria’s Assad seeks UN rights council seat after Qaddafi ousted

PRESS RELEASE Nicaragua’s Ortega, supporter of Qaddafi, also a candidate GENEVA, March 9 – One week after Col. Muammar Qaddafi’s regime was suspended from the U.N.’s 47-nation Human Rights Council for “gross and systematic” violations, the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad …

Issue 238: United Nations Testimony: UN Watch’s Hillel Neuer Confronts Syria over Blood Libel

Click Here to Watch Video (with optional French & Hebrew subtitles)  UN Human Rights Council, Agenda Item 4 Debate on “Human Rights Situations Requiring the Council’s Attention,” June 8-9, 2010 Syrian Arab Republic,  First Secretary Rania Al Rifaiy  [… Israel] is a state that is …