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 …

Declaración de United Nations Watch, Dado por Rosa María Payá

Declaración de United Nations Watch, Consejo de Derechos Humanos, 22 ª reunión, el tema 4, Dado por Rosa María Payá, 12 de marzo 2013 Gracias, señor presidente. Mi nombre es Rosa María Payá, del Movimiento Cristiano Liberación e hija su coordinador nacional Oswaldo Payá, líder opositor y Premio …

Havana tries to block UN testimony of Oswaldo Paya’s daughter, US defeats objections by China, Russia, Pakistan, Nicaragua, Belarus

PRESS RELEASE Daughter of famous Cuban dissident cries foul play; appeal for UN inquiry into his death supported by 46 former presidents and world figures Rosa Maria Paya took the floor today at the UN Human Rights Council, presenting an appeal by 46 public figures for a UN inquiry into her father’s …

Today: Daughter of Dead Cuban Dissident Oswaldo Paya to Call for International Inquiry at Geneva Rights Summit

PRESS RELEASE See full conference program below GENEVA, Feb. 19 – In a rare development, the daughter of a famous Cuban dissident who was recently killed in a mysterious car crash successfully flew from Havana to a Geneva human rights summit to call for an international inquiry into her father’s death. …