2019 Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy

March 19, 2019

 Centre International de Conférences Genève
17 rue de Varembé, 1202 Geneva

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
Irwin Cotler
Irwin CotlerFormer Canadian Minister of Justice and MP, advocate for political prisoners
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

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Who We Are

On the eve 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: 19.03.2019
In Geneva, Switzerland
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