Victory: After UN Watch protest, U.N. rights council pulls resolution praising Qaddafi’s human rights record

PRESS RELEASE Report hailing Libya was scheduled for adoption in current session GENEVA, March 3, 2011 — UN Watch welcomes the U.N. Human Rights Council’s announcement, in response to our urgent appeal (see below), that its current session is canceling consideration of a report lavishly praising …

UN rights chief faulted for prior silence on Libyan abuses

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, March 3 – UN rights chief Navi Pillay was criticized in the plenary of the UN Human Rghts Council today for allegedly ignoring Libyan human rights violations prior to the current crisis, and for her alleged silence when the UN legitimized the Qaddafi regime through a series of …

U.N. Exhibit Praises China’s Human Rights Record

PRESS RELEASE 36 NGOs Urge U.N. Rights Chief to Attend Oslo Nobel Ceremony and Support Chinese Dissident  GENEVA, December 10, 2010 – Rights groups expressed outrage that the U.N. European Headquarters in Geneva today hosted a massive photo exhibit extolling China’s human rights record and its alleged …

24 NGOs Urge U.N. Rights Chief to Attend Oslo Nobel Ceremony and Show Support for Chinese Dissident

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, December 9, 2010 – An international coalition of 24 human rights and non-governmental organizations appealed today to U.N. rights chief Navi Pillay to reverse her decision to skip Friday’s Nobel award ceremony for imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. “We urge the High …

NGO raps UN chiefs’ failure to call for Chinese prisoner’s release

PRESS RELEASE Ban Ki-moon praised China’s “remarkable advances” GENEVA, October 11, 2010 – A Geneva-based human rights group welcomed today’s call by four UN experts for China to release Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo from prison, and urged Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN rights chief Navi Pillay …

NGO in UN Debate Slams Syrian Diplomat for Blood Libel, Calls on World Body to Condemn “Anti-Semitic” Remarks

PRESS RELEASE Syria: Israeli hatred teaches children to sing “With my teeth I will rip your flesh, with my mouth I will suck your blood” Geneva, June 9,  2010 — In a speech today to the United Nations (see full text below) the Geneva non-governmental human rights group UN Watch, which is affiliated …

NGO to UN Rights Chief: Remove postings on “Jews everywhere” perpetrating “Holocaust,” Israeli “racist plot to steal Palestinian organs”

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, April 28, 2010 — Appealing her office’s rejection of an earlier request, UN Watch, the Geneva-based non-governmental watchdog organization, today called on UN rights chief Navi Pillay to remove postings on the UN Human Rights Council website that accuse “Jews everywhere” …

Issue 227: Letter to UN High Commissioner of Human Rights Navi Pillay

Dear High Commissioner Pillay, We wrote you on March 24, 2010, requesting that the UN Human Rights Council website cease hosting an anti-Semitic text (A/HRC/13/NGO/23) that, in a modern adaptation of the medieval blood libel, falsely accuses Israeli doctors of a racist conspiracy to steal Palestinian organs. We …

NGO Calls on UN to Stop Circulating ‘Israeli Organ Blood Libel’

PRESS RELEASE UN Watch Calls on UN Rights Chief to Stop Distributing ‘Racist’ Statement by Pro-Palestinian Group Before Vote on Goldstone Report Geneva, March 24, 2010 — UN Watch, the Geneva-based watchdog organization, today called on the president of the UN Human Rights Council and the High …

UN Watch Disappointed at U.N. Rights Chief Refusal to Meet Dalai Lamai

PRESS RELEASE But welcomes Pillay’s criticism of China’s “systemic violations of human rights” GENEVA, July 29, 2009 — The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch expressed disappointment at the refusal by United Nations rights chief Navi Pillay to answer whether she will receive the Dalai Lama on …