Bolivia must protect its most vulnerable groups

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 28th Session Item 6: UPR Report on Bolivia 18 March 2015 Delivered by Wendy Ramirez Thank you Mr. President, UN Watch is deeply concerned by the state of human rights in Bolivia. In its recent UPR, many states voiced great concern over the criminal justice system and the …

UN Watch’s Geneva rights summit draws world attention, spotlights Boko Haram, ISIS, China, Cuba, France, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tibet, Turkey, Venezuela

Issue 528 UN Watch’s Geneva rights summit draws world attention, spotlights Boko Haram, ISIS, China, Cuba, France, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tibet, Turkey, Venezuela COURAGE AWARD GOES TO RAIF BADAWI, WOMEN’S RIGHTS AWARD TO IRANIAN JOURNALIST MASIH ALINEJAD Covered in Le Monde, The …

Rights abusers win coveted UN rights posts

Rights abusers win coveted UN rights posts Elected to ECOSOC: Misogynistic Pakistan, slave-holding Mauritania, gay-bashing Uganda, repressive Zimbabwe Ban Ki-moon, Samantha Power, EU should condemn GENEVA, Oct. 30 – UN Watch today called on UN chief Ban Ki-moon, rights commissioner Prince Zeid, U.S. …

Hear the voices of the victims in Ukraine

UN Watch Statement ID on HC Ukraine Report, Agenda Item 10 24 September 2014 Delivered by Minyoung Kwon Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is deeply concerned with the escalating situation in Ukraine. It is deplorable that more than 3,000 people have been killed, and hundreds of thousands have been displaced. …

The deteriorating human rights situation in Sudan

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 27thSession Item 10: ID with IE on Sudan 24 September 2014 Delivered by Aaron Friedland Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is deeply concerned about the deteriorating situation of human rights in Sudan, as documented in the report of the independent expert that is before …

Video: UN Watch calls out false praise for Qatar’s rights record by China, Iran, Turkey

When the UN Human Rights Council presented a report that was 90 percent full of false praise for Qatar’s human rights record — from the likes of China, Iran and Turkey — UN Watch took the floor and called them out. UN Watch articulated objections from Qatar’s migrant workers, women, and …

UNHRC on Qatar: "I see no objection"

Testimony by UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer at UN Human Rights Council adoption of its report on Qatar’s human rights record, September 19, 2014 Thank you, Mr. President. Today we ask: Does the cause of human rights support — or object — to the adoption of today’s UN Human Rights Council report …

Defend the rights of victims in Nicaragua

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 27thSession UPR of Nicaragua 19 September 2014 Delivered by Signe Kossmann   Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is deeply concerned with the human rights situation in Nicaragua. In its recent UPR, many stakeholders voiced great concern over the widespread violations of …

Help the Innocent Victims in Iraq

UN WATCH STATEMENT TO UNHRC EMERGENCY SESSION ON ISIS 1 September 2014 Thank you, Mr. President. My name is Maryam Wahida, and I am a Christian born and raised in Iraq, where most of my family remains. I am privileged to speak on behalf of UN Watch. I have come here today, with my family, to bear witness before …

Rights coalition welcomes UN urgent session on Iraq, demands “concrete outcomes”

Rights coalition welcomes UN urgent session on Iraq, demands “concrete outcomes”  Maryam Wahida, an Iraqi Christian in Geneva, addresses anti-genocide rally alongside  UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer last week in Geneva.   GENEVA, August 25, 2014 –  The Geneva-based human rights …