China Interrupts Hong Kong Singer at UN Human Rights Council

GENEVA, July 8, 2019 — China’s delegation to the UN’s highest human rights body twice interrupted the testimony today of Hong Kong celebrity musician and protest activist Denise Ho, claiming that she was “defaming” China for speaking against China’s interference in Hong Kong. (See …

Hong Kong Singer & Protest Activist Denise Ho to Address U.N. Human Rights Council

GENEVA, July 4, 2019 — Hong Kong celebrity musician and protest activist Denise Ho will address the United Nations Human Rights Council next week to spotlight Hong Kong’s attempt to pass a law that would allow extradition to China, announced two human rights groups today. The Hong Kong-based producer …

Jailed leader of Cuban dissident group should be allowed to go free, UN panel finds

GENEVA, March 7, 2019 – The Swiss non-governmental human rights group United Nations Watch announced today, in a written filing that will be circulated next week by the UN Human Rights Council ahead of its March 12th debate on human rights situations that require the world’s attention, that Cuba’s …

Rights Group Lodges UN Case Against Cuba for Release of Jailed Dissident Dr. Eduardo Cardet

UN Watch hopes to exert pressure on Cuba GENEVA, July 26, 2018 – Human rights lawyers lodged a legal complaint with the UN today to demand that Cuba release Dr. Eduardo Cardet, a dissident who has been jailed, severely beaten and denied medical treatment since his violent arrest on November 30, …

Why Cuba should not be elected to the UN Rights Council – by Rosa Maria Payá

Today the UN will elect 14 out of 16 candidate countries to be new members of its top human rights body. UN Watch heads an international campaign of MPs and NGOs urging nations to oppose the election of Algeria, China, Cuba, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam. The other candidates are France, Macedonia, Maldives, …

Eight U.S. Senators Urge Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Investigate Death of Cuban Activst Oswaldo Paya

In a letter delivered to the executive secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Emilio Álvarez Icaza, Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Benjamin Cardin (D-MD), Mark Kirk (R-IL), John McCain (R-AZ), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Mark Warner (D-VA), urge the …