Venezuela, Cuba, China, Russia, Pakistan Fail to Silence Hillel Neuer; Defended by USA, UK, Netherlands, Canada

Ten Years Later: Is the UN Human Rights Council Living Up to Its Promise?  Testimony before the UN Human Rights Council plenary, delivered by UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer, on March 11, 2016 Hillel Neuer, UN Watch: Thank you, Mr. President. In four days, this Human Rights Council marks its 10th …

Issue 579: Video: UN Elects Syria to Top Committee Post

UN Elects Syria to Top Committee Post CLICK FOR VIDEO Top: Chair applauds UN election of Syria and other dictatorships. Bottom: Syrian ambassador Bashar Ja’afari was hugged by the Chair and invited to speak on the dais after his election as Rapporteur of the UN committee. UN Watch broke the exclusive story …

Issue 578: UN Elects Syria & Venezuela to Leadership on Committee Against “Subjugation of Peoples”

UN Chief Ban Ki-moon: “I commend the leadership of all those committed to bringing new energy to its work”            Left: Syria’s Bashar Ja’afari speaking today from the UN Decolonization Committee dais. Right: Ja’afari embraces new Venezuelan Chair, Rafael Darío Ramírez …

UK, France, Germany Join Tyrannies to Condemn Israel as World’s Only Violator of Economic & Social Rights

LOPSIDED RESOLUTION GIVES FREE PASS TO HAMAS, ISLAMIC JIHAD The UK, France and Germany joined 39 other nations on the UN Economic and Social Council in singling out Israel as the world’s only violator of economic and social rights. Israel was the only country in the world to be condemned at the ECOSOC annual …

MPs & human rights activists urge UN rights council to act against Iraq massacres

MPs & human rights activists urge UN rights council to act against Iraq massacres  GENEVA, Aug. 13, 2014 – A coalition of 22 MPs and human rights activists today launched a global campaign, spearheaded by the Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch, urging UN rights chief Navi Pillay to lead …

UN Emergency Debate on Gaza Creates New Goldstone Report, Condemns Israel for “Gross Human Right Violations”

* Video Going Viral: Palestinians, Iran, Syria Try to Silence UN Watch * Confronted with own remarks, Palestinian ambassador fails to deny he said Hamas commits thousands of war crimes GENEVA, July 23, 2014 – The Palestinian ambassador to the UNHRC, together with Iran, Syria, Egypt, Cuba and Venezuela …

UN rights council meets on Syrian-backed "right to peace" initiative

  A Syrian-backed declaration on the “right to peace” is what a UN working group is seeking to draft during a week-long meeting at the UN Human Rights Council which opened yesterday in Geneva. While all 193 UN member states can attend the sessions of the working group, only some 30 are …

The UN must stop outrageously elevating Syria on the world stage

UN Watch Statement for ID on Syria 26th UNHRC Session, 18 June 2014 Delivered by Mr.  Hillel Neuer Mr. President, what the Commission of Inquiry on Syria has just described is a living hell. Faced with these continuing reports of mass murder, torture, rape, the gassing of civilians by chemical weapons, how is the …