Today’s UN Debate: World Military Experts to Contradict Gaza Report in Geneva Session

PRESS RELEASE Senior U.S. and UK Officers to Address UNHRC Plenary, Media, Rights Activists LIVE WEBCAST: TODAY, JUNE 29, FROM 11:15 AM EST TO 1:00 PM unwatch.org/gazaresponse Addressing UNHRC plenary and press corps: Maj-Gen. Michael Jones, Lieutenant-Colonel Geoffrey S. Corn, and Col. Richard Kemp GENEVA, …

Today: Lawyer for executed Reyhaneh Jabarri to address UN forum day before examination of Iran’s record

Survivors of Iran’s notorious Evin prison also appearing at UN Watch parallel event on eve of Iran UPR > Geneva press: Today’s side event takes place from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in Room 24, Palais des Nations GENEVA,  Oct. 30, 2014 – Today at 12:30 p.m. Geneva time, one day before Iran goes …

Victims, activists, experts to expose violations on eve of Iran’s UN review

PRESS RELEASE UN Watch’s international forum on Iran to include first lawyer of 26-year-old Reyhaneh Jabbari, who was executed by Iran on Saturday GENEVA,  Oct. 28, 2014 – One day before Iran goes before a United Nations examination of its human rights record, the non-governmental organization …

Yazidi and Christian Leaders to Unite in Geneva, Demand UNHRC Action

          GENEVA, August 18, 2014 –  Breen Tahseen (photo above), an Iraqi diplomat whose father, Prince Tahseen Saeed Bek, is the leader of the Yazidi people, will join together with leaders from the Iraqi Christian community at a rally tomorrow in Geneva calling for the UN Human …

Today: UN to Hear from Venezuelan Protest Leaders, Cuban Dissidents

PRESS RELEASE Testifying: Venezuelan student protest leaders Eusebio Costa & Alejandro Teppa; and Angel Carromero, driver in the suspicious crash that killed legendary Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá GENEVA, June 17, 2014 – For the first time ever, the UN will hear testimony from leaders of the Venezuela …

Upcoming UN Summit of Venezuelan Dissidents Raises Ire of Caracas

PRESS RELEASE UN Human Rights Council event on June 17 to examine Venezuela crackdown; National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello says gathering seeks to “discredit” government GENEVA, June 15, 2014 –  The head of the Venezuelan parliament was one of several top Caracas officials to lash out at an …

Vietnam blocks journalist from attending UN review of its human rights record

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, February 2, 2014 – Pham Chi Dung, a respected independent journalist and civil society advocate, was blocked by Vietnamese authorities from leaving the country yesterday evening to attend events in Geneva during the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Vietnam. …

Spotlight on Women’s Rights: Three Dissidents, Three Countries

PRESS RELEASE On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, UN Watch and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna present three dissidents spotlighting women’s rights in Cuba, Iran, Mauritania Who: Hosted by Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. …

Today: Human Rights Heroes Join Hands at Geneva Summit

PRESS RELEASE Dissidents, Victims & Activists from 30 countries crafting resolutions on abuses for UN to adopt Follow Live Webcast today, March 13, 2012 & updates on Twitter and Facebook HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOS POSTED REGULARLY Today, in parallel with the current session of the UN Human Rights Council, some …

Despite Obama boycott, UN moves ahead to organize “Durban III” racism summit

PRESS RELEASE 25 HUMAN RIGHTS NGOS TO HOLD PARALLEL CONFERENCE, GIVE VOICE TO VICTIMS GENEVA — Two weeks after the Obama administration announced it would boycott the upcoming UN racism conference known as “Durban III,” the world body adopted a resolution today detailing the program and speakers for the …