‘The Most Hated Man At The Human Rights Council’


 

 

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The Muslim Issue

10/09/13  Stewart Ain, Staff Writer
Hillel Neuer: On the lookout for anti-Israei bias at UN. Photo courtesy UN Watch
Hillel Neuer: On the lookout for anti-Israei bias at UN. Photo courtesy UN Watch

Hillel Neuer is the executive director of UN Watch, which last month celebrated its 20th anniversary as a human rights NGO (non-governmental organization) at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

Since 2000 it has been affiliated with the American Jewish Committee, whose executive director, David Harris, is its co-chair. However, it operates independently and raises its own funds. Neuer, who formerly practiced commercial and civil rights litigation at an international law firm in Manhattan, joined UN Watch in March 2004. Since 2009, he has represented 25 human rights groups as chair of the annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy. The Jewish Week caught up with him as the UN General Assembly was getting underway. This is an edited transcript.

Q.: What is UN Watch’s…

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