NGO Monitor is participating in the 40th Session of the UN Human Rights Council by presenting submissions, giving oral statements, and hosting side events.
On March 5, 2019, the Israeli NGO B'Tselem announced the hiring of Simone Zimmerman to lead the group's US political operations.
Inconvenient Truths for the UN: Analysis of Information Ignored by the 2019 Commission of Inquiry on Gaza
On February 28, 2019, the UN published its Commission of Inquiry (COI) on the riots along the Israel-Gaza border. The COI ignored readily and publicly available information that points to the obvious legality of Israeli actions.
Letter to CUNYLaw Regarding its Joint UN Submission with Defense for Children International - Palestine (DCI-P)
NGO Monitor President Professor Gerald Steinberg writes a letter to CUNYLaw regarding its join UN submission with Defense for Children International - Palestine (DCI-P), an NGO closely linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg writes about UN-OCHA's propaganda war against Israel.
On February 28, 2019, the UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) on the riots along the Israel-Gaza border, which began in March 2018, alleged that “Israeli soldiers committed violations of international human rights and humanitarian law… and may constitute war crimes or crimes against humanity.” The COI created a “confidential file” of “which is recommended be given to the International Criminal Court (ICC)” and to be used by governments to “consider imposing individual sanctions, such as a travel ban or an assets freeze.”
Submission to the UNHRC 40th Session - OHCHR's BDS Blacklist is Discriminatory, Promotes Conflict, and Violates Human Rights
The Institute for NGO Research expresses its significant ongoing concerns regarding OHCHR’s preparation of a “database” of business entities based on UNHRC Resolution 31/36.
In March 2016, Michael Lynk, an associate professor of law from Canada, began his term as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the “situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967.” Based on the criteria to be named a Special Rappoteur and the following evidence, we conclude that Lynk is unqualified to fulfill this mandate for the UN.
- Double Standards
- Manal Tamimi
- Michael Lynk
- Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
- UN Human Rights Council (HRC)