Genève, 15 Juin 2022 Palestine/Israel: short films and testimonials

Join us on Wednesday 15th June in Geneva to hear from three prominent activists about the current situation in Palestine/Israel. The evening will begin with short films.

Amnesty English Speaking Group Geneva and Filmer C'est Exister invite. The event takes place on 15 June from 7.30pm to 10.30pm at «Les Cinémas du Grütli» in Geneva.

Amnesty International's recent research shows that Israel is imposing a system of oppression and domination against Palestinians across all areas under its control. This amounts to apartheid as prohibited under international law.

Join us on Wednesday 15th June to hear from three prominent activists about the current situation in Palestine/Israel. The evening will begin with short films chosen in collaboration with our partner Palestine: Filmer C'est Exister  to highlight the realities of life for Palestinians today. 

Entry is free, but to save a seat, inscription is strongly advised

NGO cooperators: «Palestine: Filmer C'est Exister» (an annual Palestinian Film Festival in Geneva)

The panelists

Diana Buttu
Palestinian-Canadian human rights lawyer, analyst and writer based in Haifa. Previously served as lawyer to the Palestinian Liberation Organization and advisor to President Mahmoud Abbas and Palestinian negotiators. Diana is also a writer and works with the Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU).

Miko Peled
Writer and human rights activist born and raised in Jerusalem. Prominent supporter of the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) and the creation of a single democracy with equal rights on all of historic Palestine.

Lina Hadid
Lawyer, lobbyist and activist for the Palestinian Liberation Movement based between Geneva and Paris. One of the founders of the Palestine Lobby, she uses her social media presence to raise awareness for Palestinian human rights

Anne-Catherine Menétrey-Savary
Member of the Swiss Parliament (for Vaud) from 1999 to 2007, author of ten motions concerning the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories and the role of Switzerland. She joined a delegation of Swiss parliamentarians in the West Bank in 2002, and again in 2007 to meet Israeli Palestinians. She was a member of the Parliamentary legal affairs committee which modified the law to allow the indictment of perpetrators of war crimes.

Philip Luther
Philip has worked for Amnesty International for over twenty years. He is currently Senior Research & Policy Adviser, managing the production of the organisation’s Annual Report. Formerly: Research & Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa (2015-2020), Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme (2011-2015). He graduated from Oxford University in Arabic and modern Hebrew.