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Is It the End of Human Rights' Universality?

The violation of human rights is more universal than their recognition. As we question the universality of values and of the application of these rights, a feeling of  "double standards" emerges.

On the political stage, the universality of human rights is either promoted or denied: two-tier international justice or selective indignation based on the origins of the victims for example. While part of the "West" is dismantling rights that were previously taken for granted - the withdrawal of the United States from the UN Human Rights Council, or the EU agreements to contain migration in countries where migrants' rights are violated - the struggle to recognize our common humanity must be fought. Questioning the selective indignation and impunity of some must go hand in hand with the defence of human rights and our dignity.

Zero Impunity is a bitterly ironic contemporary story. While we have a legal arsenal to condemn sexual violence in wartime, impunity remains the rule.
The debate will be held in English with simultaneous French translation.


Sunday 10 March


Espace Pitoëff - Grande salle


Uzodinma Iweala CEO of The Africa Center, writer, medical doctor

Ratna Kapur Professor of International Law, Queen Mary University of London; former Director of the Centre for Feminist Legal Research in New Delhi

Moderated by

Tammam Aloudat Deputy Medical Director, Médecins Sans Frontières Switzerland

This debat is preceded by the movie:

Competition - Grand reportage

Zero Impunity

By Nicolas Blies & Stéphane Hueber-Blies

Zero Impunity is the centerpiece of an ambitious transmedia project that combines investigative journalism and a call to action, that gives voice to women and men who are victims of sexual violence in Syria, Ukraine, the DRC, and Guantanamo. Throughout the world there is a cry for justice, and this documentary with breathtaking animation, speaks of hope and humanity.

  • Section Competition - Grand reportage

FemmesJusticeMiddle East

Nicolas Blies & Stéphane Hueber-Blies


  • Marion Guth

World sales

  • Martin Gondre
  • Indie Sales


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Production country
Swiss Premiere