Issue 580: Exposed: UNRWA USA Spokeswoman Shuts Down Twitter Account Over Anti-Israel Posts

America’s UN rep Samatha Power is urged to “end her silence” on incitement                     GENEVA, March 3, 2016 — UN Watch today called on America’s envoy to the UN Samantha Power to end her silence over continued anti-Israeli incitement …

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Georgetown University law professor Christina Cerna said the U.N.’s highest human rights body “killed” her candidacy as its expert on Palestine — despite her selection by a 5-member vetting committee — on account of her not being partial like William Schabas, whom the …

Exclusive: Under Arab pressure, UN set to reject vetted nominee, instead pick Indonesian with partisan record as next Palestine investigator

PRESS RELEASE Diplomats say that Indonesia’s former UN envoy is slated to become the next Human Rights Council monitor for Palestinian issues, but his objectivity is being questioned  Indonesia’s former UN ambassador Makarim Wibisono is shortlisted to become a UN human rights monitor, but his …

Issue 105: Seminar on Humanitarian Assistance to the Palestinian People

he Committee on the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP) convened a seminar last week on humanitarian assistance to Palestinians.  For a day and a half, UN officials, Palestinian representatives, government delegates and some non-governmental organizations discussed how Israel — and Israel …

Issue 45: Time to Reexamine the Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Occupied Territories

With only two weeks left of this year’s Commission on Human Rights, time is running out to address fundamental problems in the mandate of at least one Special Rapporteur. Analysis: Commission mechanisms are there to encourage respect for international human rights norms. They exist to monitor situations …