Mia Farrow Heads Campaign to Block Sudan from UN Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE 30 human rights groups file objection with UN Legal Counsel to disqualify Sudan’s candidacy Activists sent letters to 193 U.N. member states GENEVA, Aug. 30 –  Mia Farrow, film star and longtime advocate for victims in Darfur, heads a campaign of human rights activists that today launched a …

EU should reject UN Gaza report in tomorrow’s vote

U.S. & UK military experts tell UN: Gaza report is seriously flawed British Colonel Richard Kemp, second from left, with UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer. United Nations, Geneva, June 29, 2015 GENEVA, July 1 – The EU should adopt a principled position and oppose a PLO-drafted resolution that, …

In Toronto Tomorrow, UN Watch Director Hillel Neuer to Release Legal Brief Demanding Canadian Law Professor William Schabas Resign from UN Gaza Probe for Breach of Impartiality

PRESS RELEASE TORONTO, October 1, 2014 – Canadian lawyer Hillel Neuer, executive director of the Geneva-based monitoring group UN Watch, will be in Toronto tomorrow, Thursday, October 2nd, and available for interviews, as the group will release a 30-page legal brief asserting that Canadian law professor William …

European MPs: “Suspend Russia and other dictators from UN human rights council”

PRESS RELEASE Today: Campaign launches to suspend Russia, China, Cuba, and Saudi Arabia from the Human Rights Council as they take their new seats and as Russia increases threats to Ukraine GENEVA, March 3 – Today, as Russia increases its military threats against Ukraine, it also took its seat as one of the …

New report by UN rights investigator accuses Israel of “inhuman acts”

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, Feb. 18, 2014 – A controversial United Nations human rights investigator is accusing Israel of “inhuman acts” and calling on the world body to support a “legitimacy war” against the Jewish state. The latest and final report by the outgoing Richard Falk, which he is slated …

China praised in UN review of its human rights record

PRESS RELEASE NGO urges U.S., EU to oppose China’s ‘absurd’ UNHRC bid Pro-Tibetan activists were detained after scaling up the UN compound in Geneva where China’s human rights record was being reviewed to unfurl a giant protest banner. Click here for details. GENEVA, October 22, …

50 NGOs urge Pakistan to free Christian mother from execution on charge of Blasphemy

PRESS RELEASE Petition was presented now in speech to UN Human Rights Council GENEVA, March 13 – Fifty human rights activists and a former president of the UN General Assembly are calling on Pakistan to free a Christian mother of five from being hanged in Pakistan on the charge of blasphemy. The petition was …

Russia, China pressure EU to water down UN text on Syria

PRESS RELEASE Syrian dissident testifying at UN emergency session, available for interviews À Genève: Un leader de l’opposition syrienne témoignera auprès de la session extraordinaire de l’ONU et sera disposible pour des entrevues GENEVA – Rights groups urged the EU not to give in to pressure by …

NGO Meets Red Cross to Petition for Release of Shalit, Hold Hamas Accountable for Violating International Law

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, December 10, 2010 — As demonstrators worldwide today called for the release of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer visited with the International Committee of the Red Cross headquarters in Geneva to present a petition urging that Hamas abide by …

Campaign to Expel Sudan from UN for Darfur Abuses

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, August 29, 2006  –  With increasingly alarming news coming out of the Darfur region of Sudan, UN Watch today launched an urgent global campaign calling on the UN Security Council and General Assembly to suspend and eventually expel Sudan from the world body, until it ceases to defy UN …