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GENEVA, May 6, 2020 — Amnesty International has declared Gaza peace activist Rami Aman, detained by Hamas since April 9th for holding a video call with Israeli peace activists, to be a “prisoner of conscience,” and the group called for his “immediate and unconditional release.” The …

Report on UNHRC Candidacies of Cuba, Russia & Saudi Arabia for 2021-2023 Term

DICTATORSHIPS VYING FOR UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL SEATS FOR 2021-2023 TERM Report by UN Watch 29 April 2020 Cuba, Russia and Saudi Arabia are running for seats on the UN Human Rights Council for the 2021-2023 term, as revealed today by UN Watch. This report evaluates their candidacies based on the membership …

In first-ever review of Palestinians’ record on child rights, UN committee accepts blame Israel narrative

In its first ever review of the Palestinians’ record on child rights on January 28-29, 2020, the UN child rights committee largely accepted the Palestinian narrative of blaming Israel for its own shortcomings when determining Palestinian compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This came …