UN Watch Calls on New UN Rights Council to Denounce Darfur Atrocities

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, May 15, 2006 – UN Watch today called on the 47 countries of the newly elected UN Human Rights Council to take immediate actions necessary to ensure that next month’s inaugural session creates a robust mechanism to review violations, upholds the traditional participation of …

NGOs Urge Major Changes to Human Rights Council Draft

PRESS RELEASE Groups Urge Removal of “Anti-NGO Clause” and Reinstatement of Annan’s 2/3 Threshold for Member Elections Geneva, March 2, 2006 – Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) today called on United Nations member states to make three key changes to the blueprint for a new Human Rights Council. (See …

New Human Rights Council Proposal Falls Short

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Feb 23, 2006 – Today’s proposed UN resolution to replace the world body’s discredited human rights commission with a new council offers some improvements, but falls short of the broad reforms urged by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN …

Issue 95: The CEIRPP on the Separation Barrier

News: In a recent letter to Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP) expressed its opposition to the separation wall Israel is building along its border with the West Bank.  The CEIRPP was established in 1975 by the General Assembly, …