Blind Chinese Dissident Wins Courage Award at Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy

Champions of Human Rights Assemble Ahead of UN Human Rights Council Video | High resolution photos | Facebook gallery | Tweets from Summit speakers | Blog   GENEVA, Feb. 26 – Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese activist, received the 2014 Geneva Summit Courage Award yesterday from an international assembly of …

NGOs Urge UN Action as Cuba Arrests Top Dissident Ahead of Geneva Testimony

PRESS RELEASE Above: Cuban Democracy Activist Jorge Luis García Pérez “Antúnez” (left) recently met with Senators Menendez, Nelson and Rubio on Sept. 17, 2013 Known as Cuba’s Nelson Mandela, Antunez was scheduled to address the Feb. 25th Geneva Summit for Human Rights, organized by global coalition …

UN Human Rights Council: Time for Concrete Action

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, Feb. 25 – The time has come for the UN’s highest body on human rights to move from rhetoric to concrete action, UN Watch said in advance of the 22nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, a month-long meeting that opens this week with speeches by 100 foreign ministers and other …

Today: Daughter of Dead Cuban Dissident Oswaldo Paya to Call for International Inquiry at Geneva Rights Summit

PRESS RELEASE See full conference program below GENEVA, Feb. 19 – In a rare development, the daughter of a famous Cuban dissident who was recently killed in a mysterious car crash successfully flew from Havana to a Geneva human rights summit to call for an international inquiry into her father’s death. …

Pakistani Victim of Gang Rape “Justice,” Turned Women’s Rights Campaigner, to Headline Geneva Rights Summit on Feb. 19, 2013

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, Dec. 18 – Women’s rights activist Mukhtar Mai, who made world headlines when she was gang raped as a “punishment” ordered by a Pakistani tribal council, will join other top-name dissidents and activists from Iran, Tibet, Syria and China, for the 5th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and …