The Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance is honoured to be hosting an event with Hillel Neuer, one of the worlds most prominant and influential critics of the United Nations and the United Nations Human Rights Council. Mr Neuer is visiting from Geneva, where he is Executive Director of UN Watch, and will be sharing stories inside stories from his organisation’s frontline battles at the United Nations in defence of freedom and genuine human rights.
Hillel Neuer’s banned U.N. speech from 2007 became the most viewed and written-about NGO speech in the history of the United Nations. News reports described it as a “stunning rebuke of the U.N. Human Rights Council.
Australia is a founding member of the UN, an active participant in UN institutions for over 65 years, and one of its largest financial backers, with hundreds of millions of dollars annually chanelled to the United Nations and itsagencies and affiliates.
This event is a must for anyone interested in foreign policy, human rights, or judicious use of our tax dollars!
This event is free for all premium or platinum members of the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance. If you have not already, join us at http://www.taxpayers.org.au/product/membership/
The event is 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start. Numbers are strictly limited so RSVP today!
Hillel C. Neuer has been quoted as an expert on U.N. and human rights issues by the New York Times, Die Welt,Le Figaro and Reuters, and has appeared on CNN, BBC, and Al Jazeera. U.S. Congressman Howard Berman, speaking as Ranking Member in the House Foreign Affairs Committee, described Mr. Neuer as “one of the strongest and most informed critics of the UN Human Rights Council.”
He is the executive director of UN Watch, a human rights NGO in Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Neuer appears regularly before the United Nations Human Rights Council, intervening for the victims of Darfur, the rights of women, political prisoners in China, Russia and Zimbabwe and the cause of Middle East peace.
Mr. Neuer taught international human rights at the Geneva School of Diplomacy, and in 2008 was elected Vice-President of the Conference of NGOs’ Special Committee on Human Rights in Geneva, on which he served until 2011. Since 2009, Neuer has represented 25 human rights groups as chair of the annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy. Prior to joining UN Watch, Neuer practiced commercial and civil rights litigation at the international law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.
Originally from Montreal, Neuer served as a law clerk for Justice Itzhak Zamir at the Supreme Court of Israel. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and Western Society and Culture from Concordia University, a B.C.L. and LL.B. from the McGill University Faculty of Law, and a LL.M. in comparative constitutional law from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Neuer is a member of the New York Bar and the author of several legal publications.