Ban Ki-moon must investigate tainted Gaza probe

PRESS RELEASE Revealed: Schabas denied conflicts of interest in application form GENEVA, Feb. 3, 2015 – The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch welcomed the resignation of William Schabas from the UN inquiry on Gaza, who had solemnly denied all conflicts of interest in a related UN application, and called …

AIPAC News Hub interviews Hillel Neuer on the U.N.’s Gaza inquiry

Issue 522 With the Palestinian bid to pursue Israel in the International Criminal Court, all eyes are on the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Gaza, due to report in March. AIPAC’s News Hub interviewed UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer. ______________   In March 2015, the United Nations (U.N.) …

Geneva Convention: another global forum for Israel-bashing

Issue 520 The following op-ed appears in this week’s edition of The Jewish Chronicle of London. Geneva Convention: another global forum for Israel-bashing By Hillel Neuer After the Holocaust, the world met in Geneva to affirm the laws of war. And last week, for only the third time in history, the UK, France, …

NGOs hail UN resolution seeking referral of N. Korean abuses to ICC

GENEVA, Nov. 18, 2014 – NGOs hailed the UN adoption today of a draft resolution, introduced by the EU and Japan in the UNGA’s 193-member Third Committee, asking the Security Council to refer the situation of North Korean rights abuses to the International Criminal Court, and to initiate sanctions against …

Swiss president responds to N. Korean defectors’ appeal: won’t freeze regime bank accounts unless U.N. requests

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, Nov. 7  – As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Swiss president Dider Burkhalter has written in a letter to UN Watch that it will take no action to freeze Swiss bank accounts held by North Korean regime figures unless “new developments take place at the Security Council.”   …

Issue 507: UN Watch Director Lectures at University of Michigan Law School, Says U.N. Rights Council is “Too Welcoming to Rights Abusers”

By Katie Vloet Oct. 2, 2014 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The UN Human Rights Council has been too welcoming to countries that abuse human rights, yet the inter-governmental body still “has the power to shame abusers of human rights,” Hillel C. Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, said in a talk at the University of …

UN Watch Director Lectures at University of Michigan Law School, Says U.N. Rights Council is “Too Welcoming to Rights Abusers”

By Katie Vloet Oct. 2, 2014 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The UN Human Rights Council has been too welcoming to countries that abuse human rights, yet the inter-governmental body still “has the power to shame abusers of human rights,” Hillel C. Neuer​, executive director of UN Watch, said in a talk at the …

In Toronto Tomorrow, UN Watch Director Hillel Neuer to Release Legal Brief Demanding Canadian Law Professor William Schabas Resign from UN Gaza Probe for Breach of Impartiality

PRESS RELEASE TORONTO, October 1, 2014 – Canadian lawyer Hillel Neuer, executive director of the Geneva-based monitoring group UN Watch, will be in Toronto tomorrow, Thursday, October 2nd, and available for interviews, as the group will release a 30-page legal brief asserting that Canadian law professor William …