Miss Iraq Threatened With Citizenship Removal For UN Speech Backing Israel

Secretary-General Guterres Must Intervene to Stop Iraqi Reprisals GENEVA, July 10, 2019 — In a legal appeal sent today to UN leaders, the Geneva-based non-governmental organization UN Watch urged the world body to stop Iraq from retaliating against Miss Iraq Sarah Idan for her UN testimony criticizing Iraqi …

China Interrupts Hong Kong Singer at UN Human Rights Council

GENEVA, July 8, 2019 — China’s delegation to the UN’s highest human rights body twice interrupted the testimony today of Hong Kong celebrity musician and protest activist Denise Ho, claiming that she was “defaming” China for speaking against China’s interference in Hong Kong. (See …

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 …

Escaped Venezuelan MP Addresses UN, Calls For Commission of Inquiry into Abuses

Venezuelan MP Miguel Pizarro outside the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, hosted by Hillel Neuer, Executive Director of UN Watch. GENEVA, July 3, 2019 — Escaped Venezuelan MP Miguel Pizarro addressed the UN Human Rights Council today, calling for the creation of a commission of inquiry into human …

Wife of Jailed Venezuelan Opposition Leader Addresses U.N.

PRESS RELEASE versión española a continuación GENEVA, July 2, 2015 – UN Watch invited Lilian Tintori, the wife of Venezuelan opposition leader and prisoner of conscience Leopoldo Lopez, to testify this week before the UN Human Rights Council. See her full speech below. “We were honored to give …

Friday: Venezuelan pro-democracy opposition leaders in Geneva to demand international action

PRESS RELEASE Dissidents to participate in summit of Socialist International  For interviews, please contact: media1@unwatch.org GENEVA, Dec 10, 2014 – Three leaders of the Venezuelan democratic opposition, Lilian Tintori, Carlos Vecchio and Ramon Guillermo Aveledo, will visit Geneva on Friday, December …

“I was tortured by Russian-sponsored militants,” Ukrainian victim tells UN rights council

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, September 17, 2014 – Irina Dovgan, a Ukrainian woman who made international headlines after she was publicly abused by Russian-sponsored militants in eastern Ukraine, testified today before the UN Human Rights Council. Invited by UN Watch, a Geneva-based human rights group NGO, Ms. …

Rights group criticizes UN resolution for giving free pass to Baghdad abuses, sending low-level mission on ISIS

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, September 1, 2014 – A 21-year-old Iraqi Christian woman made an impassioned appeal today before a UN meeting on ISIS atrocities, speaking on behalf of the Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch, which spearheaded this month’s campaign by rights activists, MPs and Iraqi minority …

Rights Group Welcomes ‘Landmark’ UN Vote Creating Inquiry on Eritrea Abuses

PRESS RELEASE Eritrean delegation interrupted testimony by Eritrean human rights dissident brought by UN Watch GENEVA, June 27, 2014 – Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch welcomed the Human Rights Council’s “landmark” creation of a commission of inquiry into human rights abuses in Eritrea, …