Report Gives Mixed Reviews on UN Rights Chief’s First Year, Urges More Action Against Worst Abusers

GENEVA, September 12, 2019 — A new study on Michelle Bachelet’s performance in her first year as the UN’s top human rights official, presented today at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, gives the former Chilean president mixed reviews on confronting the world’s worst violators of human rights. Click …

UN Watch’s Rebuttal to High Commissioner’s Gaza COI Update

  High Commissioner Bachelet’s oral update concerning the Gaza March of Return suffers from many of the same flaws as the original Commission of Inquiry report published in March 2019 (see here and here for our rebuttal points to the COI report and press conference). Below is our initial rebuttal to her …

UN Singles Out Israel as World’s Only Violator of Women’s Rights; Iran, Saudi Arabia & Yemen Among the Voters

GENEVA, July 24, 2019 — Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Pakistan were among members of the UN’s 54-nation economic and social council, a principal organ of the world body, who voted to single out and condemn Israel yesterday as the only country in the world that violates women’s rights. The Jewish state …

China, Russia, Nicaragua, Bangladesh Win Seats On UN Organ Overseeing Human Rights

GENEVA, June 19, 2019 — UN Watch, a Geneva-based non-governmental organization, condemned the recent election of serial human rights abusers China, Russia, Nicaragua and Bangladesh to the 54-nation Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), a top UN body that regulates human rights groups, oversees the UN …

UN General Assembly shames itself again with 21 resolutions on Israel, six on rest of world

UN Watch’s final tally of the UN General Assembly’s 2018 bias against Israel was shared by opinion leaders worldwide and went viral. Total of 2018 Condemnations adopted at UN General Assembly:?? Israel 21?? Iran 1?? Syria 1?? North Korea 1?? Russia 1?? Myanmar 1?? US 1?? Algeria 0 ?? China 0?‍☠️ …

Questions for new UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet over Cuban & Venezuela policy

GENEVA, August 10, 2018 – The non-governmental human rights group UN Watch congratulated Michelle Bachelet on her appointment today as UN human rights chief, but joined Amnesty International, UNA-UK and other NGOs in criticizing the lack of transparency of the rushed process. In particular, UN …