On December 16, 2019, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) published its concluding observations from its review of the State of Israel. Unsurprisingly, the Concluding Observations parrot unverified and false claims by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) active in antisemitism, BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions), and other delegitimization campaigns against Israel.
Becca Wertman analyzes how Civil society actors and the U.N. should help to enforce the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, but regularly fail when it comes to non-state actors like the terrorist groups in Gaza.
Submission to the 100th Session of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD)
NGO Monitor's submission focuses on Israel’s adherence to the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). NGO Monitor beleives it is important to provide the Committee with certain contextual information that is necessary in order to conduct a credible and productive review.
The 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council continued the bias and hypocrisy that has come to define the UN in general and the UNHRC in particular. NGO Monitor was present, speaking before the Council and documenting the numerous false accusations made by self-proclaimed human rights NGOs.
Professor Gerald M Steinberg discusses the UN's International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD).
The UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) posed tough questions to the Palestinian representative about its government’s promotion of anti-Jewish hate, echoing an earlier briefing to committee members by NGO Monitor and IMPACT-se.
NGO Monitor Statement to the 99th Session of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD)
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg speaks before CERD regarding antisemitism promoted by the Palestinian Authority.
UN Secretary-General Report on Children and Armed Conflict: Improvements in Documenting Palestinian Abuses
On July 26, 2019, the United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) published the 2018 report on Children and Armed Conflict. Despite intensive lobbying by NGOs over the past few years, the IDF was not included in the Annex of “grave violators” of child’s rights.