Today: Rights Group in DC for Report on U.S. Role at UN Human Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE UN Council Shields Worst Abusers, “It’s the Foxes Guarding the Chickens” WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 — The following was released today by UN Watch: Who: Hillel Neuer, Executive Director of UN Watch, a non-governmental human rights organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. (https://unwatch.org) …

Rights Group: New Report Shows UN Rights Council Shielding Worst Abusers, “Foxes Guarding the Chickens”

PRESS RELEASE Urges U.S. to Reject HRC Resolutions in Today’s General Assembly Vote  NEW YORK, Dec. 10 — As the UN General Assembly was set today to approve the Human Rights Council’s past year of resolutions, a Geneva-based human rights watchdog called on the U.S. and other democracies to vote in …

Rights Group Warns Against ‘Foxes Guarding the Chickens’; Opposes U.N. Rights Council Seats for China, Cuba, Russia, Saudi Arabia

PRESS RELEASE UN Watch Concerned About Stalled Geneva Bid for Special Session on Sri Lanka Killings New York, May 12, 2009 — The expected reelection today of China, Cuba, Russia and Saudi Arabia to the U.N. Human Rights Council, despite their much-criticized human rights records, means that, “once again, …

Human Rights Abusers Poised to Take Seats on UN Council; “Don’t Let Foxes Guard the Chickens,” Urges UN Watch

PRESS RELEASE New York, May 6, 2009 — More than a third of the countries vying for seats on the United Nations Human Rights Council have dismal human rights records that should disqualify them from membership, according to a new report from Freedom House and UN Watch, presented today at U.N. Headquarters in …

Human Rights Abusers Poised to Take Seats on UN Council

Press Release Geneva, May 6, 2008 — A quarter of the countries vying for seats on the United Nations Human Rights Council have dismal human rights records that should disqualify them from membership, according to a new report from Freedom House and UN Watch. However, at least two of the five countries in …

NGOs Alarmed at Some UN Human Rights Council Candidates

PRESS RELEASE New York, May 7, 2007  —  The non-governmental organizations UN Watch and Freedom House issued a joint evaluation of the candidates for the United Nations Human Rights Council, in advance of the election on May 17.  Of the 15 candidates, the human rights groups rated four as well qualified …

UN Watch Issues Canada UN Scorecard

PRESS RELEASE Ottawa, Feb. 26, 2007  — The Geneva-based non-governmental organization UN Watch today presented at Parliament in Ottawa a “Human Rights Scorecard” assessing Canada’s record on human rights and democracy issues at the United Nations in 2006-07. The report assessed Canada’s actions in …