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Shaparak Shajarizadeh Speaks at 2020 Geneva Summit

Shaparak Shajarizadeh, who became a leader in the “Girls of Revolution Street” and White Wednesday civil disobedience movements in Iran and who was famously arrested in February 2018 for removing [...]

Dr. Elham Manea Speaks at 2020 Geneva Summit

Dr. Elham Manea, Yemeni-Swiss political scientist, writer and human rights activist who focuses on the Arab Middle East , addressed the 12th Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy [...]

Dennis Chau Speaks at 2020 Geneva Summit

Dennis Chau, son of Vietnamese political prisoner Van Kham Chau who was detained in January 2019 while visiting the country from Australia and given a 12-year prison sentence, addressed the [...]

Jewher Ilham Speaks at 2020 Geneva Summit

Jewher Ilham, rights activist and daughter of Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti now serving a life-sentence in Chinese prison for working to bridge the gap between the Uyghurs and the Han [...]

Diego Arria Speaks at 2020 Geneva Summit

Diego Arria, former Venezuelan politician and diplomat who served as Venezuela's permanent representative to the UN from 1991 to 1993, addressed the 12th Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and [...]

2020 Geneva Summit speakers: quotes, videos, photos

Everything you need in order to share the words and images of the 12th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, February 17-18, 2020: photos & video; speech texts and key [...]

Professor Irwin Cotler Addresses 2019 Geneva Summit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14opVSFWLeE GENEVA, March 26, 2019 — Professor Irwin Cotler—Chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, former Canadian Minister of Justice and Attorney General, advocate for political prisoners, and [...]

Jailed Myanmar Journalists Honored at 2019 Geneva Summit

https://youtu.be/p0DDMJhuioA GENEVA, March 26, 2019 — An empty chair sat on stage at the 2019 Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy in honor of jailed Myanmar journalists Kyaw Soe [...]

Russian Political Prisoner Anastasia Shevchenko Honored at 2019 Geneva Summit

https://youtu.be/bUl9v102XXU GENEVA, March 26, 2019 — An empty chair sat on stage at the 2019 Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy in honor of Anastasia Shevchenko, a Russian political [...]

Najwa Badawi Speaks at 2019 Geneva Summit

Najwa Badawi, daughter of jailed Saudi democracy activist Raif Badawi, addressed the 2019 Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy — see quotes below. Click here to watch the Badawi [...]