2019 Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy

March 26, 2019

 Palexpo
Route François-Peyrot 30
1218 Grand-Saconnex

2019 Speakers

Alfred Moses
Alfred MosesChair of UN Watch, former U.S. Ambassador to Romania, Special Presidential Envoy for the Cyprus Conflict, Special Counsel to President Jimmy Carter
Ensaf Haidar
Ensaf HaidarWife of Raif Badawi, world's most famous political prisoner
James Kirchick
James KirchickJournalist, author, and visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution
Ketty Nivyabandi
Ketty NivyabandiPoet and exiled Burundian democracy activist, led a movement of women-only protests
Nurcan Baysal
Nurcan BaysalAward-winning Kurdish journalist and activist, recently detained by Turkey

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Who We Are

On the heels of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s main annual session, the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy assembles each year hundreds of courageous dissidents and human rights victims, activists, diplomats, journalists and student leaders to shine a spotlight on urgent human rights situations that require global attention.

The Geneva Summit is sponsored by a coalition of 25 human rights NGOs from around the world. This annual conference builds on the success and momentum of the previous gatherings, which have been widely acclaimed in the international human rights community.

Human rights heroes, activists and former political prisoners from China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Venezuela and other countries testify about their personal struggles for human rights, democracy and freedom, and join hands to plan action strategies.

The Geneva Summit has been featured in media around the globe, including CNN, Agence France Presse, AP, The Australian, the Wall Street Journal, Spanish news agency EFE, Radio Free Europe and ANSA.

Next Summit: 26.03.2019
In Geneva, Switzerland
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