Issue 601: Turkey releases Orhan Kemal Cengiz, but with travel ban; “UN must speak out”

UN must condemn Turkey’s illegal travel ban against human rights advocate Orhan Kemal Cengiz Above: Orhan Kemal Cengiz, second from left, at the UN for the opening session of the 8th Geneva Summit for Human Rights, Feb. 22, 2016. In this photo, UN Watch imagined what the world would be like if human …

This Council must bring to an end the abuses of the Government of Burundi

Statement by UN Watch Item 10 General Debate UNHRC 32nd Session, 30 June 2016 Delivered by Mr. David Lando Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch strongly condemns the Government of Burundi for its gross and systematic violations of human rights. The President of the Burundi Senate, speaking last November about how …

Sri Lanka’s progress not a replacement for justice and accountability

Statement by UN Watch General Debate – Item 2 UNHRC 32nd Session, 29 June 2016 Delivered by Ms. Maia Dombey d Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch welcomes the progress made by the Sri Lankan government since resolution 30/1 was adopted in October 2015. However, we take this opportunity to stress the …

There must be accountability for the Ukraine conflict

Statement by UN Watch ID on Ukraine UNHRC 32nd Session, 29 June 2016 Delivered by Ms. Anna Volosinad Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch appreciates the High Commissioner’s update on the situation in Ukraine. We welcome the improvements outlined by the Special Rapporteur on Executions in his report, following his …

We must bring to an end the intolerable state of affairs in Belarus

Statement by UN Watch ID on Belarus, 32nd Session, UNHRC, 21 June, 2016 Delivered by Ms. Mara Gnosd Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is deeply concerned by the situation of human rights in Belarus. We thank the Special Rapporteur for his report, which conveys the prevailing climate of censorship and fear in that …