Israel was right last year to end contact with the UN Human Rights Council, and the reasons it gave then - its obsessive bias and double standards targeting the Jewish State -are just as relevant today.
Biased NGOs, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, have worked to exploit the UNHRC to single out Israel. NGOs keep Israel on the agenda, while abusive regimes are generally ignored.
The UN, HRW, and the other organizations that are responsible for the dysfunctional state of affairs at the Human Rights Council have no one to blame but themselves. If the collapse of UPR is what it takes to force real change at the HRC and to end the stranglehold of abusive regimes at that institution, it will be worth it.
NGO Monitor has prepared this submission as part of the Review of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) for the Open-Ended Working Group (Working Group), in order to support the HRC review process.
NGO Monitors Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review Israel December 2008
In anticipation of the United Nations Human Rights Councils Universal Periodic Review of Israel, scheduled for December 2008, NGO Monitor prepared a submission highlighting problematic NGO activity vis--vis human rights in Israel.
- International Humanitarian Law
- Right to Life
- Right to Self Defense
- Right to Self Determination
- UN Human Rights Council (HRC)