Geneva rights summit draws world attention, spotlights Boko Haram, ISIS, China, Cuba, France, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tibet, Turkey, Venezuela

PRESS RELEASE COURAGE AWARD GOESTO RAIF BADAWI, WOMEN’S RIGHTS AWARD TO IRANIAN JOURNALIST MASIH ALINEJAD Covered in Le Monde, The Guardian, CNN, Deutsche Welle, Toronto Star, France 4, Swiss TV  Program Facebook gallery Hi-res photos Video of Today Tweets of speeches Video of yesterday GENEVA, Feb. …

Ban Ki-moon must investigate tainted Gaza probe

PRESS RELEASE Revealed: Schabas denied conflicts of interest in application form GENEVA, Feb. 3, 2015 – The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch welcomed the resignation of William Schabas from the UN inquiry on Gaza, who had solemnly denied all conflicts of interest in a related UN application, and called …

Georgetown University Bestows Highest Honor on Chair of UN Watch

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, January 18 – UN Watch and its Board are proud to congratulate Chair Alfred H. Moses upon being bestowed with Georgetown University’s highest honor on Monday, before an audience that included U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Chris …

Shamed Sudan Pulls Out After Campaign by Human Right NGOs led by Mia Farrow

PRESS RELEASE UN Watch sounded the alarm, filed legal protest, submitted appeal by 30 rights groups to 193 countries, organized online petition sending 3,000 messages to Sudanese UN mission Group now shifts focus to candidacies of Venezuela and Pakistan GENEVA, Sept. 3 – In a rare victory for activists …

Controversy: Defeated UN Rights Expert Lies About Rejected Application for New Post

PRESS RELEASE Out of 4 applicants, Jean Ziegler is only one not to be shortlisted Today: UNHRC appointment will go instead to Alfred de Zayas Ziegler in SDA News: “I refused to apply for new job; need to stay in current post” Ziegler in application: “I’m very motivated for new job; willing to end current …

UN Watch director elected Vice-President of NGO Human Rights Committee

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Feb. 20, 2008 — UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer was elected vice-president of the Geneva-based Special Committee of NGOs on Human Rights, part of the worldwide Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations (CONGO). The Special Committee is composed of more than 50 NGOs with UN …