Miss Iraq Threatened With Citizenship Removal For UN Speech Backing Israel

Secretary-General Guterres Must Intervene to Stop Iraqi Reprisals GENEVA, July 10, 2019 — In a legal appeal sent today to UN leaders, the Geneva-based non-governmental organization UN Watch urged the world body to stop Iraq from retaliating against Miss Iraq Sarah Idan for her UN testimony criticizing Iraqi …

Courageous Champions of Human Rights Assemble in Geneva on Sidelines of UN Human Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE Courageous Champions of Human Rights Assemble in Geneva on Sidelines of UN Human Rights Council  FULL PROGRAM OF TOMORROW’S SPEAKERS BELOW GENEVA, Feb. 24 – Courageous champions of human rights arrived in Geneva today from four corners of the globe in preparation for tomorrow’s Geneva …

Geneva rights summit draws world attention, spotlights Boko Haram, ISIS, China, Cuba, France, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tibet, Turkey, Venezuela

PRESS RELEASE COURAGE AWARD GOESTO RAIF BADAWI, WOMEN’S RIGHTS AWARD TO IRANIAN JOURNALIST MASIH ALINEJAD Covered in Le Monde, The Guardian, CNN, Deutsche Welle, Toronto Star, France 4, Swiss TV  Program Facebook gallery Hi-res photos Video of Today Tweets of speeches Video of yesterday GENEVA, Feb. …

UN Watch Honors Top Canadian Minister for ‘Moral Courage,’ Drawing Praise from Dalai Lama

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, May 23, 2014 – Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch presented its annual Moral Courage Award on Thursday to Canadian cabinet minister Jason Kenney, one of the country’s most influential national figures, a decision that drew strong praise from the Dalai Lama, the Nobel Peace Prize …

Iranian Dissident Wins Geneva Human Rights Prize

PRESS RELEASE Marina Nemat to Address UN Ambassadors at UN Watch Ceremony Next Week GENEVA, May 14 – Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch announced today that it will be awarding its prestigious annual human rights prize next week to Iranian dissident and best-selling author Marina Nemat, now living in …

Blind Chinese Dissident Wins Courage Award at Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy

Champions of Human Rights Assemble Ahead of UN Human Rights Council Video | High resolution photos | Facebook gallery | Tweets from Summit speakers | Blog   GENEVA, Feb. 26 – Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese activist, received the 2014 Geneva Summit Courage Award yesterday from an international assembly of …

Today: Top Russian & North Korean Dissidents to Appear at UN Rights Council, Win Awards

PRESS RELEASE Garry Kasparov and Dong-hyuk Shin to Receive UN Watch Prize at Geneva’s Original League of Nations Hall Geneva, June 4, 2013 – Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, one of Russia’s most prominent democracy dissidents, is in Geneva to receive a human rights prize tomorrow from …

North Korean Defector Wins Human Rights Award

Dong-hyuk Shin to Receive UN Watch Prize at League of Nations Hall in Geneva GENEVA, May 20 – The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch announced today that Shin Dong-hyuk, the only known surviving escapee from a North Korean total control zone prison camp, will receive its 2013 Moral Courage Award, …

Russian Dissident & Chess Champion Wins Human Rights Award

PRESS RELEASE Garry Kasparov to Receive UN Watch Prize at League of Nations Hall in Geneva GENEVA, April 8 – One day after Russian President Vladimir Putin was criticized during a visit to Germany by Chancellor Angela Merkel for restricting non-governmental organizations, the Geneva-based human rights …

Top Chinese dissident addresses UN rights council members on receiving Geneva award

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, May 25, 2012 – Top Chinese dissident Dr. Yang Jianli was awarded the 2012 Morris B. Abram Human Rights Award by UN Watch on Wednesday night, in the presence of more than 150 ambassadors, U.N. officials, human rights activists and community leaders, attending the non-governmental …