Resignation of top UN rights official who failed to act on peacekeeper rape of children underscores need for accountability

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, July 22, 2015 – The resignation of a top UN rights official who admitted she did nothing after receiving reports of child rape by French soldiers in Central African Republic — because she was distracted by budget cuts — “underscores the dire need for greater …

Hamas congratulates ‘Palestinian Return Centre’ for winning UN status

Hamas leader in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh congratulated the Palestinian Return Centre for winning UN status and “stressed the vital role played by the PRC in the legal and political arena,” revealed Israeli representative David Roet, during Monday’s debate at the UN ahead of the vote. The information …

UN rights official who ignored African child rape by French troops resigns; UN Watch reacts

GENEVA, July 22, 2015 – The resignation of a top UN rights official who admitted she did nothing after receiving reports of child rape by French soldiers in Central African Republic — because she was “distracted” by budget cuts — underscores the dire need for greater accountability at the world body, …

UK, France, Germany Join Tyrannies to Condemn Israel as World’s Only Violator of Economic & Social Rights

LOPSIDED RESOLUTION GIVES FREE PASS TO HAMAS, ISLAMIC JIHAD The UK, France and Germany joined 39 other nations on the UN Economic and Social Council in singling out Israel as the world’s only violator of economic and social rights. Israel was the only country in the world to be condemned at the ECOSOC annual …