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Hi, this is Michelle. Today, we’re getting the latest on the management crisis within the organisation behind Geneva’s renowned human rights film festival.

We’re also hearing from a UN expert advising the IOC that Russian athletes who have served in their country’s invasion of Ukraine should be allowed to compete in international sports if they haven’t committed war crimes. Plus, an UN-backed probe accused the European Union of aiding and abetting rights violations committed against migrants in Libya.

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Michelle Langrand


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Yves Daccord, president of the Foundation FIFDH, and Irene Challand, FIFDH programme director unveil the programme for the festival’s 21th edition in Geneva on 14 February 2023. (Keystone/Salvatore Di Nolfi)

Geneva human rights festival sees wave of departures amid internal crisis. Only a week after the end of its 21st edition, the Geneva International Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH), announced the departures of its co-director Irène Challand and three of its founding board members. Members of the organisation had complained about Challand wanting to control every decision while the recently appointed director of programming said she was being mobbed.

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