End human rights violations in Ethiopia

Human Rights Council 27th Session UPR of Ethiopia Delivered by Regont Pula Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is concerned with the human rights situation in Ethiopia, where a government dominates the political scene by detaining political opposition, silencing free media and restricting independent civil society. …

End sexual violence in the Congo

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 27th Session UPR: Democratic Republic of the Congo 18 September 2014 Delivered by Miriam Adi Manning Thank you, Mr. President. In the Democratic Republic of Congo’s recent UPR, concern was repeatedly expressed over the prevalence of grave violations against the …

“I was tortured by Russian-backed militants,”

“I was tortured by Russian-backed militants”   Testimony by Irina Dovgan before UN Human Rights Council, on behalf of UN Watch, Sept. 17, 2014 Thank you, Mr. President. My name is Irina Dovgan, I am a resident of Donbas in eastern Ukraine, the region occupied by the pro-Russian separatists. I am …

Cuba and Venezuela Lash Out at UN Watch Dissidents’ Forum

Representatives of Cuba (top right) and Venezuela (bottom right), accompanied by fellow diplomats from North Korea and Syria, came to UN Watch’s event to lash out at UN Watch and at the human rights activists from their countries who testified of gross abuses committed by the Havana and Caracas regimes. …

Sudan defends its abhorent human rights record

Before a UN committee, Sudan tried to whitewash its human rights record and deny well-documented abuses in the country. On Wednesday, July 9th, the Human Rights Committee reviewed the human rights situation in Sudan. Sudan, among the 168 States party to the ICCPR, is required to submit regular reports to the …

Rights group urges countries to vote today for landmark UN inquiry on Eritrea abuses

GENEVA, June 26, 2014 – Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch called on all 47 member states of the Human Rights Council to vote in favor of creating a landmark commission of inquiry into human rights abuses in Eritrea, as proposed in a draft resolution, sponsored by Somalia, that is slated for a vote …

Human Rights Council should reject report on Vietnam

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council Item 6: UPR Report of Vietnam  Delivered by Dang Xuong Hung     Thank you, Mr. President. My name is Dang Xuong Hung and I am the former Consul of Vietnam in Geneva, and the former Deputy Director of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. I had been a member of …

Clash at UN: Venezuela and Cuba Reps Heckle Dissidents Testifying at UN Human Rights Council

Clash at UN: Venezuela and Cuba Reps Heckle Dissidents Testifying at UN Human Rights Council GENEVA, June 18, 2014 – Dissidents from Cuba and Venezuela testified at a UN panel yesterday about being subjected to arbitrary arrest, torture and other human rights abuses, sparking shouts and accusations from …

New video: What happened to the UN? * Jordanian Prince picked to be UN rights chief * Iranian dissident wins UN Watch rights award

Issue 491 In This Issue New Video: What Happened to the UN? Ban Ki-moon names Jordan’s Prince Zeid as next UN rights chief Iranian torture victim receives UN Watch’s Human Rights Award, blasts Tehran regime New Video: What Happened to the UN? The following new video tells the story of what …

The Council should listen to human rights heroes worldwide and take action for victims worldwide

UN Watch Oral Statement Delivered by Kelsey Truman, 14 March 2014 Agenda Item 3: Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development Thank you, Mr. President. Today we ask: How can this Council protect the rights of the Universal …