Courageous Champions of Human Rights Assemble in Geneva on Sidelines of UN Human Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE Courageous Champions of Human Rights Assemble in Geneva on Sidelines of UN Human Rights Council  FULL PROGRAM OF TOMORROW’S SPEAKERS BELOW GENEVA, Feb. 24 – Courageous champions of human rights arrived in Geneva today from four corners of the globe in preparation for tomorrow’s Geneva …

Again: Saudis to Behead of UN Human Rights Council Panel

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, September 20, 2015 – U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power and EU foreign minister Federica Mogherini should condemn and work to reverse the appointment of Saudi Arabia as chair of a key UN Human Rights Council panel that selects top officials who shape international human rights standards and …

Today: UNRWA to legitimize Hamas front group at UNHRC panel

PRESS RELEASE Above: Antisemitic image posted on Facebook by Majed Al-Zeer, Chairman of the Hamas-linked Palestinian Return Centre, which today is hosting an UNRWA official at its Geneva panel. He deleted it after exposed by UN Watch. GENEVA, September 17, 2015 – UN Watch urged UNRWA, the relief agency for …

Bid to Suspend Venezuela from UN Rights Council After Sentencing of Opposition Leader

PRESS RELEASE Lilian Tintori (C), wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez waves to supporters next to Venezuelan National Guards as she arrives at the courthouse to attend her husband’s trial in Caracas September 10, 2015. REUTERS/CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS GENEVA, September 11, 2015 – The United …

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 …

Accused Hamas front group locks Twitter account, deletes pro-terror posts, ahead of today’s UN vote for official NGO status

PRESS RELEASE UN’s 54-NATION ECOSOC VOTES TODAY ON ‘PALESTINIAN RETURN CENTRE’ DELETED: PRC Chair Majed Al-Zeer deleted the above antisemitic image, originally posted here on his Facebook account, after it was spotlighted by UN Watch today. GENEVA, July 20, 2015 – Ahead of today’s UN …

Ahead of UN Report on 2014 Gaza War, Multinational Mission of Generals Finds: “Israel not only met but significantly exceeded international legal standards”

GENEVA, June 12, 2015 – The report of the UN commission of inquiry on the 2014 Gaza war is to be released imminently, and will be debated on Monday, June 29th, before the Human Rights Council. William Schabas was forced to resign after six months as chair of the probe over his undisclosed paid legal work …

Wife of Jailed Venezuelan Opposition Leader Addresses U.N.

PRESS RELEASE versión española a continuación GENEVA, July 2, 2015 – UN Watch invited Lilian Tintori, the wife of Venezuelan opposition leader and prisoner of conscience Leopoldo Lopez, to testify this week before the UN Human Rights Council. See her full speech below. “We were honored to give …

EU should reject UN Gaza report in tomorrow’s vote

U.S. & UK military experts tell UN: Gaza report is seriously flawed British Colonel Richard Kemp, second from left, with UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer. United Nations, Geneva, June 29, 2015 GENEVA, July 1 – The EU should adopt a principled position and oppose a PLO-drafted resolution that, …

Today’s UN Debate: World Military Experts to Contradict Gaza Report in Geneva Session

PRESS RELEASE Senior U.S. and UK Officers to Address UNHRC Plenary, Media, Rights Activists LIVE WEBCAST: TODAY, JUNE 29, FROM 11:15 AM EST TO 1:00 PM unwatch.org/gazaresponse Addressing UNHRC plenary and press corps: Maj-Gen. Michael Jones, Lieutenant-Colonel Geoffrey S. Corn, and Col. Richard Kemp GENEVA, …