Hong Kong Singer & Protest Activist Denise Ho to Address U.N. Human Rights Council

GENEVA, July 4, 2019 — Hong Kong celebrity musician and protest activist Denise Ho will address the United Nations Human Rights Council next week to spotlight Hong Kong’s attempt to pass a law that would allow extradition to China, announced two human rights groups today. The Hong Kong-based producer …

Controversial Israeli Arab Priest to Address UN Tomorrow

GENEVA, September 22, 2014 – A Greek Orthodox priest from Nazareth who is one of the most controversial public figures in Israeli Arab society will tomorrow address the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council. In a special debate on racism, Father Gabriel Naddaf will testify on the situation of Christian …

Rights coalition welcomes UN urgent session on Iraq, demands “concrete outcomes”

PRESS RELEASE Maryam Wahida, an Iraqi Christian in Geneva, addresses anti-genocide rally alongside UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer last week in Geneva.  GENEVA, August 25, 2014 –  The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch, which spearheaded this month’s campaign by rights activists, MPs …

June 24: UN to Hear Appeal from Mother of Kidnapped Israeli-American Teenager Naftali Frankel

PRESS RELEASE Rachel Frankel will directly address the United Nations for the first time on behalf of rights group UN Watch. GENEVA, June 23, 2014 –  Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch is bringing Rachel Frankel, the mother of 16-year-old Israeli-American kidnap victim Naftali Fraenkel, who was one of …

Escaped High-Profile Chavez Prisoner to Challenge Venezuela in U.N. Debate

PRESS RELEASE Syrian & North Korean Torture Victims Also to Testify Before U.N. Human Rights Council GENEVA, June 25 – Venezuela’s most-wanted man will appear before the United Nations this week to expose the Chavez government’s poor human rights record, and to oppose its bid for a seat on the …

55 NGOs: UN must expel Syria from human rights committee

PRESS RELEASE French resident Francois Hollande said Assad’s envoy would be expelled — but in fact Lamia Shakkour stays in Paris as rep to UNESCO human rights committee Available for Interviews: 20-year-old woman abused by Syrian forces, about to address today’s UN emergency session (full speech …

Lockerbie Bombing Victims: Remove Qaddafi from U.N. Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE 27 NGOs to Launch Campaign to Suspend Libya Geneva, September 15 — Bob Monetti of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, whose 20-year-old son was murdered in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, will tomorrow be one of several victims of Libyan human rights violations addressing the …