U.N. Censures Syria But Waters Down Rejection of Assad’s 2013 Bid for Human Rights Council Seat

PRESS RELEASE Deleted from U.S. draft: “the current Syrian government’s announced candidacy for the Human Rights Council in 2014 fails to meet the standards for Council membership.”  GENEVA, July 6 – The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch welcomed today’s strong censure of Syria …

New U.N. inquiry to examine Israeli actions, not Arab

PRESS RELEASE Chief of probe accused Israel of ‘total discrimination’ GENEVA, July 6 – As the UN Human Rights Council’s sixth inquiry into alleged Israeli violations began today, the Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch expressed concerns over its lack of balance, noting the …

Issue 372: U.N. names 3 commissioners for new probe against Israel

GENEVA, July 6 – The UN Human Rights Council today began its sixth inquiry into alleged Israeli violations, naming three female jurists: Christine Chanet of France, Unity Dow of Botswana and Asma Jahangir of Pakistan (photos above, left to right). “I have appointed three highly distinguished individuals …