“Black Day for Human Rights”: Global Outrage as UN Elects China, Cuba, Russia, Saudi Arabia to Top Rights Body

PRESS RELEASE Reaction by UN Watch and MPs worldwide GENEVA, Nov. 12 — Today the UN General Assembly elected egregious human rights abusers China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Cuba, and Vietnam to the UN Human Rights Council, dealing a severe blow to the credibility and efficacy of a body that was supposed …

Backgrounder on Tomorrow’s Election of China, Russia, Cuba, Saudi Arabia to UN Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE Dissidents oppose candidacies of own governments; Global coalition of MPs, NGOs urge world leaders to speak out GENEVA, November 11, 2013 – Tomorrow the UN General Assembly will elect 14 new member states to its 47-nation human rights council. Below please find: Report on Candidates …

Comment on Saudi-Jordan Trade of UN Seats

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, November 8, 2013 – In reaction to news reports that Jordan’s pull-out from next week’s UN human rights council election (see below) was part of a deal that will see Jordan obtain the Security Council seat recently rejected by Saudi Arabia, UN Watch executive director Hillel …

Top EU Lawmakers Urge Own Governments to Oppose China, Russia, Cuba, Saudi Arabia in UN Rights Council Election

PRESS RELEASE BREAKING DEVELOPMENT: JORDAN PULLS OUT, CREATING ‘CLEAN SLATE’ FOR CHINA, SAUDI ARABIA & VIETNAM GENEVA, November 7, 2013 – Top European lawmakers today called on their own governments to oppose China, Russia, Cuba, Saudi Arabia and other “manifestly unworthy” …

NGOs Release Report Urging EU & US to Oppose China, Russia, Cuba & Saudi Arabia in Next Week’s Election to UN Human Rights Council

New Report: UNHRC Candidates China, Cuba, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Jordan, Vietnam are “Not Qualified”; Maldives, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, South Sudan, Uruguay are “Questionable” GENEVA, November 4, 2013 – As the U.N. prepares to elect 14 nations next week to its highest …

NGO Drives Saudi Women’s Protest the Extra Mile

UN Watch urges U.S. & EU officials to back women protesters by blocking Saudi bid for Human Rights Council seat on Nov. 12 GENEVA, October 28, 2013 — Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch today applauded the dozens of brave Saudi women who got behind the wheel this weekend in protest of the …

Saudi Government to “Use Force” Against Women Protesting Driving Ban

PRESS RELEASE UN Watch calls on UN, US, EU to oppose “absurd” Saudi bid for Human Rights Council seat GENEVA, October 24, 2013 – A Geneva-based human rights group today called on world leaders to condemn the Saudi government’s threat to “use force” against women who plan to get …

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, …

BREAKING NEWS Saudi Arabia praised in UN review of its human rights record

PRESS RELEASE UN Watch calls on Saudis to pull out of Nov. 12 election to Human Rights Council GENEVA, October 21, 2013 – As the UN Human Rights Council scrutinized Saudi Arabia’s domestic rights record this morning, a minority of democracies such as Canada, UK, and the Czech Republic raised concerns …

NGO: Saudi Arabia refusal to take seat on UN Security Council is “victory for human rights”

PRESS RELEASE UN Watch now calls on Saudis to drop bid for next month’s election to Human Rights Council GENEVA, October 18, 2013 – Saudi Arabia’s refusal to take its seat on the UN Security Council, announced today via the Saudi Press Agency, is a “victory for human rights,” said a …