Issue 568: UN Watch-led Geneva Summit for Human Rights to Turn Global Spotlight on Gross Abuses Worldwide


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UN Watch-led Geneva Summit for Human Rights to Turn Global Spotlight on Gross Abuses Worldwide

Six More Activists Announce Participation

On the eve of the UN Human Rights Council’s 2016 session, 
courageous champions of human rights from around the world
will unite to place urgent situations on the international agenda. 

Please join us.

February 23, 2016
Centre International de Conférences Genève
17 rue de Varembé, 1202 Geneva

Registration is free but mandatory:

English-French interpretation provided
Interprétation simultanée en français


anastasinlinWhy China Blocked Me
Anastasia Lin, 2015 Miss World Canada, was refused a visa by Chinese authorities to participate at the 2015 Miss World pageant in China in November 2015 due to her human rights advocacy.
mekonnenEritrea: Africa’s “North Korea”
Daniel Mekonnen, an exiled Eritrean human rights lawyer and scholar, has been actively involved for the last 15 years in exposing gross human rights violations committed by the Eritrean Government.
rosamariapayaCuba Needs Real Elections Now
Rosa Maria Paya is a Cuban human rights activist, daughter of the late dissident Oswaldo Paya, who is continuing her father’s quest for genuine democratic elections in Cuba.
mohamed-fahmyJournalists in Jail
Mohamed Fahmy, a famous journalist recently released from Egyptian prison, is now launching his own foundation for press freedom.
svitlana_zalishchukUkraine Under Russian Aggression
Svitlana Zalishchuk, a Ukrainian Parliamentarian and member of its Committee for Foreign Affairs, was an active participant of the EuroMaidan movement in 2013. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the World Movement for Democracy.
orhan-kemal-cengizTaking on Turkey’s Taboos, Demanding Democracy
Orhan Kemal Cengiz is a Turkish human rights lawyer and a columnist for Ozgur daily and Today’s Zaman.