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Leading Nicaraguan Dissident Heads to UN For Geneva Human Rights Summit

GENEVA, February 19, 2019 — A coalition of 25 non-governmental human rights groups announced today that Felix Maradiaga, a leading opponent of the Daniel Ortega administration in Nicaragua, will share his story at the [...]

Children of Jailed Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi to Testify at UN Human Rights Forum

GENEVA, March 24, 2019 — The family of prominent political prisoner Raif Badawi will put Saudi Arabia in the hot seat at a shadow human rights summit that will take place at the [...]

Tomorrow: Dissidents Meet at UN For Shadow Rights Summit

In the Swiss city's tribute to the annual assembly, flags of the 11th Geneva Summit for Human Rights are flying this week over the panoramic Mont Blanc bridge. Human rights [...]

Jailed Myanmar Journalists To Be Honored at Geneva Rights Summit

GENEVA, March 22, 2019 – Jailed Reuters journalists Kyaw Soe Oo and Ko Wa Lone will be honored at an international human rights summit next week in Geneva, Switzerland, before an estimated crowd of 800 [...]

25 NGOs Announce Courage Award For Tibetan Dissident and Filmmaker

GENEVA, March 23, 2019 – An international coalition of 25 human rights organizations announced today that a prestigious international human rights award will go this year to Dhondup Wangchen, a former political [...]

25 NGOs Announce Anti-FGM Champion As 2019 International Women’s Rights Award Winner

GENEVA, March 8, 2019 – An international coalition of 25 human rights organizations announced on International Women's Day that one of the world’s most prestigious international women’s rights awards will go this year [...]

Destacado disidente nicaragüense irá a la ONU para asistir a la Cumbre de Ginebra por los Derechos Humanos

Felix Maradiaga GINEBRA, 21 de Febrero de 2019 - Una coalición de 25 organizaciones no gubernamentales de derechos humanos anunciaron hoy que Felix Maradiaga, un importante opositor de la administración de Daniel [...]

Geneva Summit Recognized as McGill Awards Honorary Doctorate to Hillel Neuer

MONTREAL, June 5, 2018 - McGill University today recognized the important work of the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy when it awarded its highest honor to its founding [...]

Human Rights Heroes Address UN Rights Summit

Human Rights Heroes Address UN Rights Summit Dissidents spotlight abuses in Russia, Iran, Cuba, Turkey, Zimbabwe China, Pakistan, Congo, North Korea, Venezuela, Vietnam - Women's Rights Award to Congolese activist combating rape [...]

Human Rights Heroes Address UN Rights Summit

PRESS RELEASE Human Rights Heroes Address UN Rights Summit Dissidents spotlight abuses in Russia, Iran, Cuba, Turkey, Zimbabwe China, Pakistan, Congo, North Korea, Venezuela, Vietnam - Women's Rights Award to Congolese activist [...]