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Geneva rights summit draws world attention

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 2:31 pm | UN Watch

PRESS RELEASE Geneva rights summit draws world attention, spotlights Boko Haram, ISIS, China, Cuba, France, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tibet, Turkey, Venezuela More >>

Comment on Today's UNGA Anti-Semitism Session

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 5:00 pm | UN Watch

UNGA must examine own record; this year has condemned Israel 20 times compared to only 3 on rest of world More >>

Rights group calls for UNHRC to expel Saudi Arabia

Sunday, 11 January 2015, 10:26 pm | UN Watch

Rights group calls for UNHRC to expel Saudi Arabia after today's 50 lashes to rights activist Raif Badawi More >>

NGOs hail 'historic' UN debate on North Korean abuses

Tuesday, 23 December 2014, 11:31 am | UN Watch

NGOs hailed the convening today of the first-ever meeting of the UN Security Council on North Korean human rights abuses. “With today's historic debate, the UN finally sends the message that North Korean rulers who starve and enslave their own people ... More >>

North Korean Defector in Geneva and available for interviews

Friday, 14 November 2014, 10:04 am | UN Watch

North Korean Defector in Geneva and available for interviews, as North Korea tries to water down key UN resolution More >>

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 >>



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