Dissidents propose draft resolutions for world’s ignored emergencies

The Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy took place on March 13, 2012, organized by UN Watch and an international coalition of 20 NGOs. The Summit, which ran in parallel to the main session of the U.N. Human Rights Council, produced alternative draft resolutions for the Council to consider. These deal …

Dissidents propose draft resolutions for world's ignored emergencies

The Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy took place on March 13, 2012, organized by UN Watch and an international coalition of 20 NGOs. The Summit, which ran in parallel to the main session of the U.N. Human Rights Council, produced alternative draft resolutions for the Council to consider. These deal …

Today: Human Rights Heroes Join Hands at Geneva Summit

PRESS RELEASE Dissidents, Victims & Activists from 30 countries crafting resolutions on abuses for UN to adopt Follow Live Webcast today, March 13, 2012 & updates on Twitter and Facebook HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOS POSTED REGULARLY Today, in parallel with the current session of the UN Human Rights Council, some …

50 NGOs urge Pakistan to free Christian mother from execution on charge of Blasphemy

PRESS RELEASE Petition was presented now in speech to UN Human Rights Council GENEVA, March 13 – Fifty human rights activists and a former president of the UN General Assembly are calling on Pakistan to free a Christian mother of five from being hanged in Pakistan on the charge of blasphemy. The petition was …

Issue 352: New York Daily News: Iranian rights activist at today’s UN Watch summit to testify how “Ahmadinejad regime jailed, tortured and raped me

March 13, 2012 I was raped and tortured by the Iranian regime The UN must do much more to stop human rights abuses By Ebrahim Mehtari / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS For daring to oppose Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s 2009 presidential bid in my native Iran, I was thrown into prison, raped, tortured and left for dead on the side …

Issue 350: Syrian Inferno: Heroic Doctor Who Saved Lives to Give Eyewitness Account at Geneva Rights Summit

  GENEVA, March 7 – A French surgeon who smuggled himself into Syria to save injured victims, using a makeshift hospital in the bombarded city of Homs, will be among the top newsmakers at a world summit of dissidents and human rights activists taking place place next to the UN rights council in Geneva …

Venezuela Condemned for Violations in Draft UNGA Resolution Circulated by Human Rights Groups

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, Oct. 7 – As Venezuela this afternoon defended its human rights record before a mandatory examination by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva (click here for live tweets), a coalition of dissidents and rights groups circulated an unprecedented draft resolution to UN member states (see text …

Human Rights activists gather in New York for global summit on discrimination

NEW YORK, September 21, 2011 — An international coalition of NGOs, human rights activists, and political dissidents met in New York this morning for the first session of the Global Summit against Discrimination and Persecution. Held in parallel to the United Nations’ 65th session, the summit features …

Despite Obama boycott, UN moves ahead to organize “Durban III” racism summit

PRESS RELEASE 25 HUMAN RIGHTS NGOS TO HOLD PARALLEL CONFERENCE, GIVE VOICE TO VICTIMS GENEVA — Two weeks after the Obama administration announced it would boycott the upcoming UN racism conference known as “Durban III,” the world body adopted a resolution today detailing the program and speakers for the …