Foundation board

The FIFDH is a foundation steered by a Board of eight members tasked with determining the Festival's strategy and supervising its future developments.


Bruno Giussani  European Director of TED Conferences


Antonella Notari Vischer  Entrepreneur


Cyril Troyanov  Lawyer and Partner at Eversheds Sutherland


Jacques de Saussure  Former Senior Partner of the Groupe Pictet


Yves Daccord  Former Director-General of the International Commitee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Aude Py  Screenwriter
Anne-Frédérique Widmann  Filmmaker

Honorary President

Leo Kaneman  Founder of the Festival


FIFDH Thematics Council

Emma Amadò  Doctors without Borders (MSF) 
Dorothée Baumann-Pauly  Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights
Laurence Boisson De Chazournes  University of Geneva
Saskia Ditisheim  Avocats Sans Frontières 
Leslie Haskell  TRIAL International
Michael Ineichen  Amnesty International Switzerland
Alexandra Karle  Amnesty International Switzerland
Nicolas Levrat  Global Studies Institute of the University of Geneva
Nathalie Mivelaz Tirabosco  Geneva Academy
François Sergent  Journalist
Sévane Garibian Universities of Geneva and Neuchâtel​​​​​​​
Olivier Peter  World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)
Gerald Staberock World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)
Eric Tistounet  Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Andrés Zaragosa  International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)
For the FIFDH Foundation:  Yves Daccord, Aude Py, Anne-Frédérique Widmann