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 …

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 …