UN Watch Says Special Session was “Fixed from the Start”

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Jan. 23 — Hillel Neuer, Executive Director of UN Watch, a Geneva monitoring organization, issued the following statement concerning the UN Human Rights Council’s 6th special session. The special session called by Arab and Islamic states to condemn Israeli actions while ignoring its …

UN Watch Lauds UN Resolution Deploring Burmese Repression, Tells Human Rights Council to Mark Gandhi’s Birthday

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Oct. 2, 2007 — UN Watch today welcomed the adoption by a UN Human Rights Council emergency session of a resolution “strongly deploring” the “violent repression of peaceful demonstrations” in Burma. However, “we were disappointed that the final text was watered …

Iran’s Ahmadinejad Criticized in Human Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE Egypt and African States urge council to abolish monitor on Sudan Geneva, Sept. 24, 2007 —  On the day President Ahmadinejad addressed the UN in New York, his country’s human rights record came in for a beating at the organization’s Human Rights Council in Geneva. UN Watch, a …

Tutu’s UNHRC Mission to Gaza: Canadian M.P. Tells Plenary Why He Rejected Invitation

PRESS RELEASE Human Rights Advocate & former Justice Minister Irwin Cotler: “Mandate Violated Fundamental Justice” Geneva, June 13, 2007 — Canadian parliamentarian and former justice minister Irwin Cotler revealed today that he was invited to join a UN Human Rights Council mission to Gaza headed …

Canadian Parliamentarian Rejected Offer to Join Tutu’s UN Mission to Gaza

PRESS RELEASE Human Rights Advocate and former Justice Minister Irwin Cotler: “Mandate Violated Fundamental Justice” Geneva, June 13, 2007 — In a powerful speech today before the UN Human Rights Council that followed an address by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Canadian parliamentarian and former justice …

UN Rights Council Must Recognize Darfur Report

PRESS RELEASE New Body’s Credibility Is At Stake Geneva, March 16, 2007   —  UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer delivered the following statement today before the plenary of the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva:   Mr. President, The Darfur Mission asks the council to recognize what …

UN Human Rights Council Fails to Act on World’s Worst Abuses

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, December 1, 2006  — UN Watch expressed deep disappointment that the UN Human Rights Council has concluded its segment on violations without acting on the world’s worst abuses. In a speech delivered today to the Council, the Geneva-based human rights organization urged …

Issue 134: NGO Coalition Makes Zimbabwe Answer for Massive Human Rights Violations

After Zimbabwe was accused yesterday of rights abuses by an international coalition of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) led by UN Watch, the Mugabe government’s Geneva representative lashed out at the groups in a speech that urged a U.N. human rights body to “dismiss with contempt” the …