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UN Clash: Venezuela, Cuba Fail To Stop Appeal To Expel Maduro From UNHRC

Friday, 25 September 2020, 4:18 pm | UN Watch

GENEVA, September 24, 2020 — Representatives of Cuba and Venezuela tried to block an activist's testimony today before the UN Human Rights Council after he cited the findings of UN investigators that the Maduro government of Venezuela was guilty of ... More >>

UN Must Expel Maduro From Human Rights Council After Inquiry Finds 'Crimes Against Humanity'

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 7:45 am | UN Watch

In wake of today's findings by UN Human Rights Council investigators that Venezuela is guilty of "crimes against humanity," an independent non-governmental human rights group is now calling for the Maduro regime to be expelled from the 47-nation ... More >>

70 UN-accredited NGOs Address UN Debate In Joint Statement For Release Of Palestinian Peace Activist

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 7:53 am | UN Watch

A coalition of 70 NGOs today addressed the plenary of the 47-nation United Nations Human Rights Council in a joint statement in support of their legal complaint with the UN to demand the release of Rami Aman, a Palestinian peace activist who has been ... More >>

70 UN-accredited NGOs Lodge UN Case Against Hamas & PA For Arbitrary Detention Of Peace Activist

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 8:02 am | UN Watch

Ahead of a United Nations debate next week on arbitrary detention, a coalition of 70 NGOs announced that it lodged a legal complaint with the UN to demand the release of Rami Aman, the Palestinian peace activist in Gaza who has been famously jailed ... More >>

China-led Panel Picks Amnesty International’s Ex-Chief Irene Khan As UN Free Speech Monitor

Saturday, 18 July 2020, 7:50 am | UN Watch

A watchdog revealed today that China was Chair of the U.N. Human Rights Council vetting process that nominated Amnesty International's former chief Irene Khan to be the next world monitor on free speech—a decision to be ratified this afternoon ... More >>

Rights Group Lodges UN Case Against China For Arbitrary Detention Of Rights Activist Zhang Baocheng

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 8:24 am | UN Watch

As China this month joined an influential UN Human Rights Council panel, the non-governmental human rights group UN Watch announced today that it has lodged a legal complaint with the United Nations to demand that China release Zhang Baocheng, a human rights ... More >>

China Joins Top UN Human Rights Panel, Sparking Protest

Friday, 3 April 2020, 3:12 pm | UN Watch

ABOVE: Mr. Jiang Duan, who holds the rank of Minister at China's mission to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, will play a key role in selecting the world body's monitors on health, freedom of speech, arbitrary detention and enforced disappearances. ... More >>

UN Praises Iran's Human Rights Record, In Report Adopted By Top Rights Body

Sunday, 15 March 2020, 1:32 pm | UN Watch

GENEVA, March 14 — The UN's top human rights body on Thursday adopted a report replete with praise for the Islamic Republic of Iran, capping a mandatory review of Tehran's human rights record that all UN member states undergo every five years. ... More >>

UN Reports To Call Out Iran On Women's Rights Abuses

Saturday, 7 March 2020, 1:10 pm | UN Watch

GENEVA, March 6, 2020 — Ahead of next week's unprecedented UN focus on the situation of human rights in Iran, including the Tehran government's violation of women's rights, Iranian women's right activist and former political prisoner Shaparak Shajarizadeh ... More >>

N committee condemns Israel 8 times, rest of world 0

Saturday, 16 November 2019, 12:52 pm | UN Watch

Iraqi Ambassador Mohammed Hussein Bahr Aluloom, chair of the UN General Assembly's committee on decolonization, which today condemned Israel in eight separate resolutions. GENEVA, Nov. 15, 2019 – A United Nations General Assembly committee today adopted ... More >>

85% of UNHRC Delegates Praised Iran on Human Rights

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:31 am | UN Watch

Mohammad Larijani, Secretary General of the High Council for Human Rights of the Islamic Republic of Iran, today presented the country’s report at the UN Human Rights Council. GENEVA, November 8, 2019 — Delegates to the UN Human Rights Council ... More >>

NGOs urge opposition to election of rights abusers at UN

Saturday, 12 October 2019, 11:51 am | UN Watch

GENEVA, October 11, 2019 - Ahead of next Thursday's UN election of 14 nations to its highest human rights body, a coalition of non-governmental human rights groups from Europe, the U.S. and Canada today called on UN member states to oppose the election ... More >>

UN rebukes Hong Kong lawmaker after human rights appeal

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 10:32 am | UN Watch

GENEVA, Sept. 16, 2019 – The UN Human Rights Council, where China is a member and was host last week of a large exhibit extolling "human rights happiness" in China, chastised Hong Kong lawmaker Tanya Chan after her testimony today on police ... More >>

Hong Kong lawmaker to address UNHRC tomorrow

Monday, 16 September 2019, 8:00 am | UN Watch

GENEVA, September 15, 2019 — Hong Kong lawmaker Tanya Chan will tomorrow address the United Nations Human Rights Council, regarding the crackdown on the island's pro-democracy protests, announced the Geneva-based human rights organization UN Watch. More >>

Report Gives Mixed Reviews on UN Rights Chief’s First Year

Friday, 13 September 2019, 8:31 am | UN Watch

GENEVA, September 12, 2019 — A new study on Michelle Bachelet’s performance in her first year as the UN’s top human rights official, presented today at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, gives the former Chilean president mixed reviews ... More >>

UN censors 100 rights groups on Chinese abuses

Friday, 6 September 2019, 9:22 am | UN Watch

GENEVA, September 5, 2019 — The UN in Geneva confirmed it is censoring a human rights complaint on China's mass incarceration of Uighurs that was filed by a cross-regional coalition of more than 100 UN-accredited non-governmental organizations from numerous ... More >>

UN urges Palestinians to stop hate speech

Saturday, 31 August 2019, 12:05 pm | UN Watch

GENEVA, August 30, 2019 — In a rare UN criticism of the Palestinians, the world body's racism watchdog urged Ramallah to combat "hate speech and incitement to violence," saying it was "concerned" about statements by Palestinian ... More >>

Comment on UN's Review of Palestinian Racism Record

Friday, 16 August 2019, 8:31 am | UN Watch

GENEVA, August 15, 2019 — On the conclusion of the first examination of the Palestinian record on racism by the UN's Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), UN Watch commended the 18-member expert body for asking the representatives ... More >>

Hong Kong Singer & Protest Activist Denise Ho to Address UN

Friday, 5 July 2019, 9:13 am | UN Watch

GENEVA, July 4, 2019 — Hong Kong celebrity musician and protest activist Denise Ho will address the United Nations Human Rights Council next week to spotlight Hong Kong's attempt to pass a law that would allow extradition to China, announced two ... More >>

WHO singles out Israel as only violator of health rights

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 9:41 am | UN Watch

GENEVA, May 22, 2019 — The annual assembly of the UN's World Health Organization today voted 96 to 11 for a resolution —co-sponsored by the Arab bloc and the Palestinian delegation—that singled out Israel over “Health conditions in the occupied Palestinian ... More >>