U.S. General Blasts Gaza Report in UNHRC Testimony

Major-General Michael D. Jones, former Chief of Staff, U.S. Central Command, addressed the UN Human Rights Council on behalf of UN Watch, in the debate on the Commission of Inquiry into the 2014 Gaza conflict. Geneva, June 29, 2015. Mr. President, My name is Mike Jones, a retired U.S. Army general officer who, …

Legal Expert: UN’s Gaza report “not based on credible military operational expertise”

Lt. Col. Corn, law professor & former senior law of war adviser for U.S. army, addresses UN Human Rights Council on the report of the Gaza inquiry. Geneva, June 29, 2015. Thank you, Mr. President. I am Geoffrey Corn, a Professor of Law and the U.S. Army’s former senior expert on the Law of Armed Conflict. I …

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UN Watch Statement 23rd Special Session, UN Human Rights Council April 1, 2015     Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch welcomes today’s meeting. Yet given that it has been more than five years now since Boko Haram has been on the rampage, killing thousands of innocent men, women, and children, we must …

The UN should do more for people of Libya, Afghanistan, South Sudan

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 28th Session Item 10: GD on HC/SG/OHCHR country reports 26 March 2015 Delivered by Edwina Tam Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is deeply concerned with the dire human rights situations in South Sudan, Afghanistan, and Libya. First, in regard to South Sudan, the report of …

The Council should protect women and refugees in the Central African Republic

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 28th Session Item 10: ID with IE on the Central African Republic 24 March 2015 Delivered by Ms. Alyssa Scheiner   Thank you Mr. President. UN Watch thanks the independent expert for her oral update on the human rights situation in the Central African Republic. We are …

The UN should guarantee rights protection and development in Haiti

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 28th Session Agenda item 10: ID with the IE on Haiti 24 March 2015 Delivered by Sarah Firestone   Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is concerned about continuing violations of basic rights, and barriers to long-term development in Haiti. We agree with the Independent …

Kazakhstan should protect the rights of its citizens

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 28th Session Item 6: UPR Report on Kazakhstan 19 March 2015 Delivered by Ziman Gao   Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is concerned with the human rights situation in Kazakhstan, where a government dominates the political scene by detaining political opposition, …

Bolivia must protect its most vulnerable groups

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 28th Session Item 6: UPR Report on Bolivia 18 March 2015 Delivered by Wendy Ramirez Thank you Mr. President, UN Watch is deeply concerned by the state of human rights in Bolivia. In its recent UPR, many states voiced great concern over the criminal justice system and the …

Christian priest to UN: "Israel only Mideast country not persecuting Christians"

Mr. President, I am speaking to you on behalf of UN Watch. Standing before you is Father Gabriel Naddaf, a Christian citizen from Nazareth, the city in which Christ was raised and where he proselytized. Dear Sirs, while I stand before you today, the earth of the Middle East is soaked with the blood of Christians …