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Rights Abusers Scrutinized at Geneva Summit

Political prisoners in Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and China were spotlighted by family members and representatives at the United Nations opening of the 12th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, [...]

25 NGOs Announce 2020 Courage Award for Mauritanian Anti-Slavery Activist

GENEVA, February 18, 2020 – An international coalition of 25 human rights organizations will today award a prestigious international human rights prize to Biram Dah Abeid, a descendant of former slaves who has been called [...]

TODAY: Iranian Activist & Former Political Prisoner to Win International Women’s Rights Award

GENEVA, February 18, 2020 – An international coalition of 25 human rights organizations will today present a prestigious international women's rights award to Shaparak Shajarizadeh, a prominent Iranian women's rights activist who was jailed, [...]

Russian Opposition Leader to Testify at UN Human Rights Forum Tomorrow

GENEVA, February 16, 2020 — Russia's leading anti-corruption activist will put Moscow in the hot seat tomorrow at the United Nations just one week before foreign ministers gather in the same building to open [...]

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 [...]