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.


Yves Daccord. Executive Chairman of the Edgelands Institut


Antonella Notari Vischer  Entrepreneur


Cyril Troyanov  Lawyer and Partner at Eversheds Sutherland


Sébastien Eisinger  Managing Partner of the Groupe Pictet and co-head of the Pictet Asset Management


Sanija Ameti  Co-president of the political movement Opération Libero
Dr. Shirin Heidari  Researcher at the Gender Centre of the Geneva Graduate Institute, specialising in sexual and reproductive rights and gender issues

Honorary President

Leo Kaneman  Founder of the Festival

FIFDH Thematics Council

Dorothée Baumann-Pauly  Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights
Laurence Boisson De Chazournes  University of Geneva
Saskia Ditisheim  Avocats Sans Frontières
Elise Golay  International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)
Leslie Haskell  TRIAL International
Michael Ineichen  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)