ELEANOR’S DREAM 1948 to 2008: The State of Human Rights at the United Nations

Executive Summary Six decades ago, on December 10, 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the magna carta for mankind. The historic proclamation was created by a drafting committee that included Eleanor Roosevelt, founding chair of the UN Human Rights Commission, Rene Cassin of …

Qaddafi Rights Prize Awarded to Former Malta PM for ‘Defending Palestinian and Iraqi Oppressed Peoples’

No shame: Even with the Qaddafi servant-beating and hostage episode still unresolved, the Libyan human rights prize has decided to announce its annual award. The two Maltese news articles below mention the prize-founding role of Jean Ziegler, still denied by the member of the UN Human Rights Council Advisory …

Qaddafi Rights Prize Awarded to Former Malta PM for 'Defending Palestinian and Iraqi Oppressed Peoples'

No shame: Even with the Qaddafi servant-beating and hostage episode still unresolved, the Libyan human rights prize has decided to announce its annual award. The two Maltese news articles below mention the prize-founding role of Jean Ziegler, still denied by the member of the UN Human Rights Council Advisory …

Libya Preaches to Durban II on Racism Against Maids, as Qaddafi Jr. Arrested for Beating Maids

Many newspapers over the past few weeks have reported on Libya’s hostile measures against Switzerland and its citizens. Few, though, have noted the irony of it all, a part of which relates to the United Nations. The Incident The conflict began after Hannibal, the youngest son of Libyan dictator Col. Muammar …

Amnesty International Urged to Withdraw Invitation to Qaddafi Supporter

Click here to read press release with hyperlinks  Geneva, April 16, 2008 —  Amnesty International should reconsider its speaking invitation to Jean Ziegler, a UN official who co-founded the Muammar Qaddafi Human Rights Prize and has supported the regimes of Robert Mugabe, Fidel Castro and other major human …

Amnesty International Urged to Withdraw Invitation to Qaddafi Supporter

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, April 16, 2008 —  Amnesty International should reconsider its speaking invitation to Jean Ziegler, a UN official who co-founded the Muammar Qaddafi Human Rights Prize and has supported the regimes of Robert Mugabe, Fidel Castro and other major human rights violators, said UN Watch, a …