UN Watch's Shadow Rights Summit to Turn Tables on Tyrants
Human rights heroes to spotlight China, Cuba, Turkey, Venezuela, Burundi, Vietnam, after UNHRC session turned blind eye. Watch it live on March 26, 2019 in the live stream video below.
GENEVA, March 24, 2019 — Dissidents and political prisoners' families from around the globe have gathered in Geneva for a summit that opens to the public on Tuesday, at the Palexpo conference center, aimed at giving a voice to victims of the world’s worst human rights abuses. The event is organized by an international coalition of 25 human rights NGOs, led by UN Watch.
|Human rights defenders gather in Switzerland for the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy|
The summit organizers say they will focus on issues the UN session—under pressure by its powerful members—omitted from its agenda.
Former political prisoners from China, Tibet, Turkey, Vietnam will join the family members of existing political prisoners in Iran, Saudi Arabia and other countries that will be announced only at the session.