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Controversial Israeli Arab Priest to Address UN

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 2:02 pm | UN Watch

GENEVA, September 22, 2014 – A Greek Orthodox priest from Nazareth who is one of the most controversial public figures in Israeli Arab society will tomorrow address the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council. More >>

Ukrainian Victim "Tortured by Russian-Sponsored Militants"

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 2:17 pm | UN Watch

GENEVA, September 17, 2014 – Irina Dovgan, a Ukrainian woman who made international headlines after she was publicly abused by Russian-sponsored militants in eastern Ukraine, testified today before the UN Human Rights Council. More >>

Rights Group Criticizes Free Pass to Baghdad Abuses

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 3:47 pm | UN Watch

Rights Group Criticizes UN Resolution for Giving Free Pass to Baghdad Abuses, Sending Low-Level Mission on ISIS More >>

UN Urgent Session on Iraq, Demands "Concrete Outcomes"

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:38 pm | UN Watch

Maryam Wahida, an Iraqi Christian in Geneva, addresses anti-genocide rally alongside UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer last week in Geneva. More >>

Iraqi Minorities in Geneva Demand Emergency Session

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 2:56 pm | UN Watch

Left to right: Iraqi Christians Ramzi Wahida & Maryam Wahida, UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer, Iraqi Christian representative, and Yazidi spokesman Breen Tahseen More >>

UN experts call on the Government of Azerbaijan

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 2:01 pm | UN Watch

GENEVA (19 August 2014) – United Nations human rights experts* today condemned the growing tendency to prosecute prominent human rights defenders in Azerbaijan, and urged the Government “to show leadership and reverse the trend of repression, ... More >>

Iraqi Minorities Seek UN Emergency Session

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 1:05 pm | UN Watch

Maryam Wahida, an Iraqi Christian in Geneva, addresses anti-genocide rally alongside UN Watch director Hillel Neuer More >>

Yazidi and Christian Leaders to Unite in Geneva

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 12:34 pm | UN Watch

Breen Tahseen (photo above), an Iraqi diplomat whose father, Prince Tahseen Saeed Bek, is the leader of the Yazidi people, will join together with leaders from the Iraqi Christian community at a rally today in Geneva calling for the UN Human Rights ... More >>

Human Rights Activists Urge UN to Act Against Iraq Massacres

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 3:06 pm | UN Watch

GENEVA, Aug. 13, 2014 – A coalition of 22 MPs and human rights activists today launched a global campaign, spearheaded by the Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch, urging UN rights chief Navi Pillay to lead the call for an emergency session ... More >>

NGO William Schabas must recuse himself from UN Gaza inquiry

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 3:40 pm | UN Watch

A Geneva-based human rights group called on William Schabas to recuse himself from the UN’s new Gaza inquiry, saying that he is legally disqualified by prior statements expressing his wish to see Prime Minister Netanyahu and former President Shimon Peres ... More >>

NGO urges UN to condemn ‘global epidemic’ of anti-Semitism

Friday, 25 July 2014, 3:34 pm | UN Watch

French riot police officers face rioters in Sarcelles, a suburb north of Paris, on July 20, 2014. More >>

NGO urges UN to condemn anti-Semitic incidents

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 11:30 am | UN Watch

GENEVA: Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch today called on UN leaders to condemn what it called a “global epidemic” of anti-Semitic attacks, spiraling from Paris to Ankara, in wake of the Israeli army’s Gaza operation to stop rocket fire against ... More >>

Rights Group Welcomes 'Landmark' UN Vote Creating Inquiry

Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 11:47 am | UN Watch

GENEVA– Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch welcomed the Human Rights Council's "landmark" creation of a commission of inquiry into human rights abuses in Eritrea, in a resolution that was adopted by consensus today at the 47-nation ... More >>

UN Watch Honors Top Canadian Minister for ‘Moral Courage’

Saturday, 24 May 2014, 12:16 pm | UN Watch

GENEVA, May 23, 2014 – Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch presented its annual Moral Courage Award on Thursday to Canadian cabinet minister Jason Kenney, one of the country’s most influential national figures, a decision that drew strong ... More >>

Iranian Dissident Wins Geneva Human Rights Prize

Friday, 16 May 2014, 3:10 pm | UN Watch

Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch announced today that it will be awarding its prestigious annual human rights prize next week to Iranian dissident and best-selling author Marina Nemat, now living in Canada, who was jailed and tortured as a political ... More >>

Another outrageous UN appointment

Saturday, 29 March 2014, 11:47 am | UN Watch

GENEVA, 28 March, 2014— Bowing to new pressure from the powerful Arab Group in the race to replace controversial official Richard Falk, the president of the U.N. Human Rights Council has decided to ignore the vetting committee’s official choice ... More >>

Clash at UN Assembly

Saturday, 8 March 2014, 11:06 am | UN Watch

GENEVA, March 7, 2014 - Venezuela's representative to the UN Human Rights Council vociferously objected today when the aunt of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, speaking on behalf of the non-governmental human rights group UN Watch, called on ... More >>

Head of Intellectual Property Agency Stole DNA Samples

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 12:04 pm | UN Watch

A senior UN official alleges that Francis Gurry, the Australian head of the world body’s intellectual property agency, engineered the theft of personal items from employees to extract DNA samples, and then covered it up by intimidation and by suppressing ... More >>

Suspend Russia, other dictators from UN human rights council

Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 11:32 am | UN Watch

Campaign launches to suspend Russia, China, Cuba, and Saudi Arabia from the Human Rights Council as they take their new seats and as Russia increases threats to Ukraine. More >>

Vietnam blocks journalist from attending UN rights review

Monday, 3 February 2014, 10:17 am | UN Watch

GENEVA, February 2, 2014 - Pham Chi Dung, a respected independent journalist and civil society advocate, was blocked by Vietnamese authorities from leaving the country yesterday evening to attend events in Geneva during the UN Human Rights Council’s ... More >>

 

 

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