Tag Archives: UN Watch

World’s worst violators undermine UN Human Rights Council

     

  A U.N. human rights expert says his efforts to highlight Iranian harassment of BBC Persian service journalists are unlikely to result in the world body acting against Iran. David… Read more »

Cuba’s new constitution preserves Communist monopoly on power

     

Lawmakers in Cuba have endorsed a draft of a new constitution for the communist island nation that could, among other things, allow for the legalization of same-sex marriage, CNN reports. But… Read more »

How to keep the human rights high ground

     

The U.S. is threatening to withdraw from the controversial U.N. Human Rights Council if it does not undertake “considerable reform,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned a group of nine… Read more »

Elie Wiesel stood for solidarity, not neutrality

     

“We must always take sides,” said Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who passed away last week. “Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.  Silence encourages… Read more »

Authoritarian offensive highlighted at dissidents’ Geneva Summit

     

The financial crisis is one of a number of challenges which have sapped the confidence of established democracies to stand up for democratic values, the National Endowment for Democracy‘s Christopher Walker… Read more »

Opposing authoritarians’ election to UN Human Rights Council

     

Council on Foreign Relations analyst Elliott Abrams lambasted the United Nations’ Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for its “intolerable” practice of singling out Israel for alleged human rights abuses while ignoring much worse… Read more »