New Human Rights Council Proposal Falls Short

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Feb 23, 2006 – Today’s proposed UN resolution to replace the world body’s discredited human rights commission with a new council offers some improvements, but falls short of the broad reforms urged by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN …

Human Rights Groups Oppose Ban on Blasphemy in New Human Rights Council Charter

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Feb. 20, 2006 –  Three human rights groups today urged the President of the General Assembly and the United Nations to reject last-minute attempts to incorporate Islamic religious precepts into the charter of the world body’s new human rights council. The three non-governmental …

2006 UN Rights Panel Includes Abusers, Underscores Need for Reform

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Jan 16, 2006 – The U.N.’s much derided Commission on Human Rights, slated to be replaced soon by a proposed new council, formally opened its 2006 session today with Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe and several other accused rights abusers assuming their seats on the 53-nation body. According …

Human Rights High Commissioner Slams U.N. Official for “Inflammatory” Nazi Comparison

PRESS RELEASE For media inquiries, please telephone +41-22-734-1472 or click here. Human Rights High Commissioner Slams U.N. Official for “Inflammatory” Nazi Comparison Jean Ziegler Further Denounced for Describing Israelis as “Concentration Camp Guards”; Arbour Rejects His Explanations Geneva, Jul. 22, …