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Waad Al-Kateab speaks at 2021 Geneva Summit

Waad Al-Kateab, Syrian refugee, activist and award-winning filmmaker, addressed the 13th Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy - see quotes below, followed by full prepared remarks. For links [...]

2021 Geneva Summit speakers: quotes, videos, photos

Everything you need in order to share the words and images of the 13th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, June7-8, 2021: photos & video; speech texts and key [...]

From Politician to Prisoner: Nathan Law’s Harrowing Journey to Save Hong Kong’s Democracy

Interviewed by David Naftulin.  I spoke with upcoming 2021 Geneva Summit speaker Nathan Law (GS'21), a pioneering Hong Kong activist. Nathan rose to prominence as a leader of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Umbrella Movement in [...]

Pakistani Activist & Former Political Prisoner to Win International Women’s Rights Award

GENEVA, May 19, 2021 – An international coalition of 25 human rights organizations has announced that its prestigious International Women's Rights award will be presented to Gulalai Ismail, a prominent campaigner for Pakistani women's rights [...]

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA: Artista pro-democracia Tania Bruguera presenta demanda contra conductor de TV cubana.

Picture: Yamil Lage / AFP LA HABANA - 7 de Mayo 2021 - Hoy, a las 12:30 PM (Hora de México), la artista y referente del movimiento pro-democracia [...]

GS Speaker Spotlight: Q&A with Dennis Chau (GS’20)

Dennis Chau is the son of Chau Van Kham, a 72-year-old Vietnamese-Australian arrested by Vietnam authorities in 2019 for promoting democracy. Interviewed by Hilary Miller. Editor’s Note: In [...]

25 Human Rights NGOs Announce Jailed Russian Dissident as 2021 Courage Award Winner

GENEVA, April 19, 2021 – A cross-regional coalition of 25 human rights organizations announced today that its prestigious international human rights award will go this year to Alexey Navalny, a political prisoner in Russia [...]

GS Speaker Spotlight: Q&A with Maria Alejandra Aristeguieta (GS’20)

Maria Alejandra Aristeguieta is the former Ambassador-designate in Switzerland of Venezuela interim President Juan Guaido.  Interviewed by Hilary Miller. Editor’s Note: More than having a meticulous and full understanding of [...]

GS Speaker Spotlight: Q&A with Dr. Elham Manea (GS’20)

Dr. Elham Manea is a Middle East scholar, writer, and advocate for Saudi political prisoner Raif Badawi. Interviewed by Hilary Miller. Editor’s Note: Dr. Elham Manea (GS'20) stands out in the [...]

“How Can We Make a Difference?” Panel at 2019 Geneva Summit

Michael Levitt, James Kirchik, Elham Manea and Hillel Neuer discuss in a panel moderated by Paulina Neuding. 11th Geneva Summit for Human Rights, Main Event, Tuesday, March 26, 2019