Venezuela & Cuba fail to silence U.S. criticism at UN rights council, losing 13-12

GENEVA, June 15, 2016 — In a major clash today at the UN Human Rights Council, Venezuela and its allies made a failed bid to stop the U.S. from criticizing the Maduro regime’s record on judicial independence, even pushing for a rare procedural vote which sought to overrule the president’s …

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Take Action: Sign the Petition At the recent UN World Health Assembly, why did the UK, France, Germany and other EU states vote for a politicized resolution—co-sponsored by the Arab states and the Palestinians—that singled out Israel as the only alleged violator of “mental, physical and environmental …

Geneva human rights award goes to Venezuelan political prisoner Antonio Ledezma, mayor of Caracas

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Geneva human rights award goes to Venezuelan political prisoner Antonio Ledezma, mayor of Caracas UN Watch calls on Venezuela to declare amnesty for political prisoners ahead of 10th anniversary celebration of UNHRC on June 13th   Daughter Antonietta Ledezma delivers moving …

UK, France, Germany join UN to single out Israel as world’s only violator of health rights

GENEVA, May 25 — The UK, France, Germany and other EU states voted today for a UN resolution, co-sponsored by the Arab group of states and the Palestinian delegation, that singled out Israel at the annual assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) as the only violator of “mental, physical and …

Issue 591: UK, France, Germany join UN to single out Israel as world’s only violator of health rights

EXCLUSIVE REPORT Swedish delegate joins UK, France, Germany and other EU states today in voting “Yes” to single out Israel at the 2016 WHO world assembly, May 25, 2016. GENEVA, May 25 — The UK, France, Germany and other EU states voted today for a UN resolution, co-sponsored by the Arab group of …

Issue 590: Has the UN Human Rights Council Become Frankenstein?

Op-ed by UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer in this weekend’s Friday edition of the Jerusalem Post, based on testimony delivered at the U.S. Congress last week. Has the UN Human Rights Council Become Frankenstein?  By Hillel C. Neuer  Seventy years ago this week, in the aftermath of the Nazi …

Issue 589: UN Watch testifies in U.S. Congress: UN Human Rights Council Has Turned Into Frankenstein

Hillel Neuer testifying before the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, Video to be available soon. GENEVA, May 19, 2016 — In testimony on Tuesday before the U.S. Congress, at a packed hearing called to evaluate the UN Human Rights Council ahead of its 10th anniversary next month, UN Watch executive …