The return of the Ad Hoc

On July 22, 2013, a two-week session of the controversial Ad Hoc Committee on the Collaboration of Complementary Standards commenced. The Committee, set up in accordance with Paragraph 199 of the Durban Declaration, has as its goal to identify protection gaps in the fight against racism, especially within the …

UN announces Nov. 12th for Human Rights Council elections, releases names of candidates

PRESS RELEASE Iran pulls out—but Syria, China, Russia, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Algeria & Vietnam are running UN Watch calls on U.S., EU & UN’s Ban to end silence over “rogues gallery” China’s bid claims “unremitting efforts for promotion of human rights” GENEVA, July 29 — The UN has …