On Tuesday 26 March, Global Politics students from both Year 12 and Year 13 attended the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy at the Palexpo centre. Throughout the event, different perspectives on the meaningfulness of human rights and the effectiveness of the UN Human Rights Council were presented. Award-winning journalists, ambassadors, human rights activists, campaigners, and lawyers amongst others gave us their insights on the following topics: the struggle for democracy in Latin America, Political Prisoners as a Looking Glass into the Resurgent Authoritarianism, the case of Raif Badawi, Defending Human Rights and whether they matter or not. Not only was it extremely interesting to hear personal anecdotes on human rights violations, but also inspiring to see the power of peaceful democratic activism.
Aitana Miracle, Year 12