Iran violates the rights of the vulnerable, including women and children

Statement in Spanish by UN Watch Secretary General’s Report on Human Rights in Iran – Item 2 UNHRC 31st Session, 23 March 2016 Delivered by Bertha Merikanskas Below is the text of the statement translated into English Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch strongly condemns the gross violations of human …

UN Human Rights Council circulates 5 anti-Israel resolutions before vote next week

  Syrian ambassador to the UN, Bashar Ja’afari SYRIA may be entering its sixth year of a civil war in which hundreds of thousands have died at the hands of the murderous Assad regime, the medieval barbarism of ISIS and the indiscriminate barrel-bombing of Putin’s warplanes, but that has not stopped …

Lebanon tries in vain to deflect UN Watch criticism of rights abuses

Statement by UN Watch UPR of Lebanon Agenda Item 6, UNHRC 31st Session 16 March 2016 Delivered by Mr. Hillel Neuer I thank you, Mr. President. The purpose of this human rights review is to make a difference for men and women on the ground, by holding governments to account. In that regard, we ask: Should human …

Issue 578: UN Elects Syria & Venezuela to Leadership on Committee Against “Subjugation of Peoples”

UN Chief Ban Ki-moon: “I commend the leadership of all those committed to bringing new energy to its work”            Left: Syria’s Bashar Ja’afari speaking today from the UN Decolonization Committee dais. Right: Ja’afari embraces new Venezuelan Chair, Rafael Darío Ramírez …

Issue 575: “Allying with Stalin to stop Hitler is different than saying Stalin is a human rights champion!”

“Allying with Stalin to stop Hitler is different than saying Stalin is a human rights champion!” Barcelona’s ARA newspaper interviews UN Watch’s Hillel Neuer for its weekly world feature  Translated from the original article in Catalan. Diari ARA, World section Interview by Teresa Turiera Head of …

Issue 566: TOP 10 WORST U.N. MOMENTS OF 2015

TOP 10 WORST U.N. MOMENTS OF 2015   Left: Faisal Trad, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador in Geneva, was elected Chair of the UN Human Rights Council panel that appoints independent experts. Right: Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. GENEVA, December 30, 2015 – UN Watch …

Issue 559: UN condemns Israel in 6 resolutions, no criticism of Palestinian attacks

Annual ritual to see total of 20 resolutions on Israel, 3 on rest of world UN Watch commends Canada’s new Trudeau government for maintaining opposition to biased resolutions Syria’s ambassador Jaafari expressed “heartfelt appreciation and gratitude” to the UN for its Golan …

UN expert on Human Rights in Iran Lambastes Theocratic Regime

In a recent statement on November 11th 2015 Ahmed Shaheed, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, censured that country for its poor record on human rights. This comes just over a month after Mr. Shaheed published a heavily critical report on the subject …

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

I. Introduction The Special Rapporteur welcomes the recent nuclear agreement struck between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the P5+1 countries (China, France, Germany, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and United States) on 14 July 2015.[1] Given the close interrelationship between peace, development and human …