Urgent UN session on Hong Kong crackdown requested by human rights group

  August 12, 2019, GENEVA — The Swiss-based human rights group UN Watch today called on European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and UN human rights commissioner Michelle Bachelet to support a call for an emergency session of the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council into “alarming brutality …

White House Slams UN Racism Summit for “Silencing” Rights Group

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA – In a show of support for the Geneva-based UN Watch group, the White House stated it was “deeply disappointed” that United Nations rules for credentialing non-governmental organizations to yesterday’s world racism summit were used “to silence voices critical of …

UN Rights Chief: Official’s Cartoon is “Anti-Semitic”

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA — UN high commissioner for human rights Navi Pillay, responding to a complaint by the UN Watch monitoring group, and ensuing global furor, issued an unprecedented statement about one of the UN Human Rights Council’s own officials, describing a caricature posted on his personal blog as …

NGO Urges UN Rights Chief to Condemn Official’s Anti-Semitic Cartoon

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, July 6 — UN Watch, a Geneva-based monitoring group, today called on UN rights chief Navi Pillay to condemn the publication of an anti-semitic cartoon by Richard Falk, the UN Human Rights Council’s expert on Palestine. “For the UN human rights system to be credible in the …

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 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” …

New Report Gives UN Rights Chief Mixed Reviews on Confronting Rights Violators

PRESS RELEASE For media inquiries, please telephone +41-22-734-1472 or click here. 48-page study disproves “inflated claims” of Arbour critics and defenders Voir la version française ci-dessous  Executive Summary Geneva, August 4, 2008 — A new study on Louise Arbour’s performance as UN …

New Report Gives UN Rights Chief Mixed Reviews on Confronting Rights Violators

PRESS RELEASE 48-page study disproves “inflated claims” of Arbour critics and defenders Geneva, August 4, 2008  — A new study on Louise Arbour’s performance as UN rights chief gives her mixed reviews on confronting violators, and urges her replacement, Navanethem Pillay, to adopt a …

New Report Gives Louise Arbour Mixed Reviews on Confronting Rights Violators

PRESS RELEASE 48-page study disproves “inflated claims” of Arbour critics and defenders Geneva, August 4, 2008  — A new study on Louise Arbour’s performance as UN rights chief gives her mixed reviews on confronting violators, and urges her replacement, Navanethem Pillay, to adopt a …