Anne Bayefsky
President, Human Rights Voices

Anne Bayefsky is a lawyer specializing in International Law and Human Rights Law. She is President and Editor of and Director, Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust.

From 2001 to 2004 she was a visitor at Columbia University Law School. From 2004 to 2005 she was a visitor at Metropolitan College of New York. She is on leave from York University, Toronto, Canada. In January 2003 she launched, a major human rights website dedicated to enhancing the implementation of international human rights legal standards in every state.

Professor Bayefsky served with the Canadian delegation to the UN General Assembly in 1984 and 1989, and the Commission on Human Rights from 1993 to 1997. She also served on a number of delegations to the 1993 Vienna World Conference on Human Rights, the 1995 Beijing World Conference on Women and the 2001 Durban Racism Conference. She was a member of the External Research Advisory Committee of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees from 1996-1998, and a member of the Advisory Panel of UNDP on the UN Development Report for 2000. From 1998 to 2001 she worked in collaboration with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on a review of the UN human rights treaty system, authoring a major report on the reform of the treaty system in 2001. She is a member of the International Law Association Committee on Human Rights Law and Practice, and Editor-in-Chief of the series "Refugees and Human Rights", published by Brill.

She holds a B.A., M.A. and LL.B. from the University of Toronto, an M.Litt. from Oxford University, and is a barrister and solicitor of the Ontario Bar.

Writings by Anne Bayefsky  (View Biography)

Title Date
The United Nations: World's Leading Purveyor of Antisemitism2014/09/16
The Syrian Spectacle at the UN2011/04/25
U.S. State Department's Duplicity at the U.N. Human Rights Council2010/11/01
Secretary-General's Flotilla Investigation2010/08/09
President Obama Blackmails Israel at the UN2010/08/04
SOS: The UN Strikes Again2010/05/12
State of the Union: Dangerous Weakness2010/02/01
How We Know Obama Won't Stop Iran2009/09/15
Obama's UN Gambit: King of the Universe and the Polls2009/09/10
The UN's Worldwide Web of Anti-Israel Bias2009/09/09
Africa Vs. the Arab World2009/07/17
Obama & Iran: Human Rights on the Backburner & The Smothering of Democratic Dreams2009/07/10
Islamic Countries Reject Monitor for Discrimination Against Women2009/06/18
German Double Cross on Durban II2009/05/15
UN Launches Durban II Revisionism Campaign2009/05/12
Anti-Semitism Courtesy of the U.N.2009/04/23
Obama Joins Human Rights Charade2009/04/09
Durban II: Kicking Israel Around2009/04/08
In Europe, Obama's Burdened by Durban2009/04/02
A Sham Engagement2009/03/12
Durban II Alert: Negotiations End in Disgrace2009/01/30
Obama, Durban II and UN Revisionism2008/12/26
The UN's Racial Showdown2008/12/19
The UN As A Partner?2008/12/08
The U.N.: Funding Our Own Demise2008/11/14
Notes From The U.N.2008/10/29

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