Irish Times Softens Controversial Remarks by Goldstone Co-author Col. Travers

According to the Irish Times’ article on the controversial comments recently made by Col. Desmond Travers, the Irish member of the UN’s Goldstone Gaza inquiry, “he implied that British foreign policy interests in the Middle East seemed to be strongly influenced by Jewish lobbyists.” Only “implied”? …

Lantos widow on Robinson medal and Durban lessons

As reported by the JTA, Annette Lantos, widow of the late congressman Tom Lantos, is “deeply disappointed by the decision to honor former [U.N. Human Rights High] Commissioner [Mary] Robinson” but also feels that “this provides a good opportunity to reflect on the failures of Durban.” Her …

Watchdog Urges Ex-U.N. Rights Chief Mary Robinson to Answer Allegations

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, August 12, 2009 — On the day that former U.N. rights chief Mary Robinson is to receive the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch said that her recent comments in the Irish press resorted to “ad hominem and straw man” arguments that fail to …

What's that you say, Mrs. Robinson?

Following is an open letter by UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer to Mrs. Mary Robinson, former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights and Secretary-General of the 2001 Durban conference, who is set to receive the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom this week. Letter to Mrs. Mary Robinson Dear Mrs. Robinson, …

Qaddafi's man at the U.N., Mary Robinson's legacy-hire, reelected as VP

Jean Ziegler, Qadaffi’s man at the U.N. Human Rights Council — and a legacy hire of Mary Robinson — was reelected this week as Vice-Chair of its Advisory Committee. Ziegler is a former Socialist politician in Switzerland, the author of numerous books accusing America, capitalism, and the West of …