Saudi chair of UNHRC panel vetted experts on women’s rights, arbitrary detention, independence of judges

UN Watch is outraged that the UN Human Rights Council chose Saudi Arabia, despite its abysmal record, to play a key role in picking the world body’s global human rights monitors on violence against women, arbitrary detention and the independence of judges. For our full statement, click here. Ambassador Faisal …

How Membership on UNHRC Consultative Group Can Be Abused

Houria Es-Slami, appointed UN expert in 2014 As chair of the UNHRC Consultative Group, the Saudi government has access to unique information and influence. Certain members of the powerful consultative group have in the past used their positions to unfairly privilege their preferred candidates. Most famously, …