Issue 576: As Venezuela files conspiracy charges, jailed opposition leaders Antonio Ledezma & Leopoldo Lopez win prestigious human rights prize from 25 NGOs, to be awarded at UN Watch’s Geneva summit next Tuesday

Days before world leaders gather in Geneva, UN Watch to lead global gathering of dissidents on Feb. 23 to spotlight human rights situations in China, Cuba, North Korea, Eritrea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Venezuela & more GENEVA, February 17, 2016 — Two days after UN Human Rights Council member …

Issue 566: TOP 10 WORST U.N. MOMENTS OF 2015

TOP 10 WORST U.N. MOMENTS OF 2015   Left: Faisal Trad, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador in Geneva, was elected Chair of the UN Human Rights Council panel that appoints independent experts. Right: Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. GENEVA, December 30, 2015 – UN Watch …

50 rights activists urge UN reps to avoid special session for Venezuelan President Maduro

GENEVA, November 12, 2015 – A coalition of 50 Venezuelan and international human rights activists, including Lilian Tintori, the wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, sent an appeal today (see text below) to all UN ambassadors in Geneva, urging them to stay away from tomorrow’s special …

Issue 556: UN Human Rights Council to Hold Special Assembly for Speech by Venezuelan Ruler; UN Watch Calls for Boycott

APPEARANCES BY OTHER DICTATORS “LIKELY TO FOLLOW” UN Watch demands equal time for wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez GENEVA, November 9, 2015 – One month before Venezuela holds parliamentary elections, the UN Human Rights Council agreed to hold a rare special assembly this Thursday to hear a …

Outrage: Venezuela, Pakistan, UAE, Ethiopia, Burundi Slated to Win UN Rights Council Seats

UN Watch Also Opposes Election of Ecuador, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Togo GENEVA, Oct. 25, 2015 — UN Watch today urged member states of the UN General Assembly to oppose the re-election on Wednesday of Venezuela, Pakistan and UAE to the UN Human Rights Council, as well as Burundi, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan, …

Draft UNHRC Resolution to Suspend Venezuela from its Membership

  GENEVA, Sept. 11, 2015 – The following proposed resolution to suspend Venezuela from the United Nations Human Rights Council, was submitted today by UN Watch to the following member states for them to table it at the UNHRC session opening on 14 September 2015: the United States, France, Germany, and …