DR Congo elected to top U.N. rights body, despite widespread human rights violations

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) should not have been elected to the UN Human Rights Council today, as it fails to meet the basic membership criteria. See full UN Watch report on candidates here. Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Human Rights Record DRC commits serious human rights violations, …

Angola elected to top U.N. rights body, despite gross violations and massive corruption

Angola should not have been elected to the UN Human Rights Council today, as it fails to meet the basic membership criteria. See full UN Watch report on candidates here. Angola’s Human Rights Record Angola commits serious human rights violations, including: Torture Cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment …

Moral Courage: Mexico’s Former UNESCO Ambassador Receives Human Rights Award

GENEVA, Sept. 11, 2017 – United Nations Watch, the Geneva-based non-governmental human rights group, today presented Dr. Andres Roemer, the former Ambassador of Mexico to UNESCO, with its 2017 Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award, at a ceremony held in Geneva, Switzerland, next to the United Nations human …

Islamic & African Nations Boycott Meeting With First U.N. Expert on Anti-Gay Violence

Prof. Vitit Muntarbhorn (above) is the UN’s newly appointed Independent Expert on violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). GENEVA, Jan. 25, 2017 –  Islamic and African nations, where violence and discrimination against the LGBTI community are most prevalent, …

Issue 611: Report: Venezuela used 500 front groups to subvert today’s UN right’s review

Exposed: Venezuela used 500 front groups to subvert today’s UN rights review UN Watch report calls on Ban Ki-moon to investigate “fraud on a massive scale” Outside the UNHRC chamber where its record was being reviewed, Venezuela put on a large photo exhibit showing its alleged commitment to human …

Report: Venezuela used 500 front groups to subvert today’s UN review of its rights record

For today’s UNHRC review, Venezuela displayed a photo exhibit showing its alleged commitment to human rights. Above: Photo of President Nicolar Maduro with UN prize for combating hunger—though his people are in fact starving. Press Release Report: Venezuela used 500 front groups to subvert today’s UN …

Venezuela fails to silence UN Watch for exposing abuses

Item 3: General debate Statement by UN Watch Delivered by Ms. Sabrina Zeloof Human Rights Council, 33rd Session 16 September 2016 UN Watch Speaker: Thank you, Mr. President. The members of this Council have been mandated by the international community to protect victims of human rights violations around the world. …