Hillel Neuer, a lawyer, writer and activist is the director of UN Watch, an organization that fights dictatorships and double standards at the United Nations. He is also an acclaimed speaker and has testified often before the United Nations and the United States Senate and House of Representatives. His speech at the UN in 2007 became the most-viewed and written-about in the history of the UN. Neuer has been heading the coalition of 25 human rights groups as the chair of the annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, a renowned international gathering that provides a global platform to courageous pro-democracy dissidents from around the world who put their lives on the line to demand fundamental freedoms in oppressive regimes. In 2016, the City of Chicago declared “Hill Neuer Day” in recognition of his work as “one of the world’s foremost human rights advocates.” Also, in 2018 McGill University awarded Neuer with an Honorary Doctorate of Laws, in recognition of his work to advance human rights and for being “a voice for those without one.”