According to the Tribune de Genève, the "Youth for Human Rights" group ("Des jeunes pour les droits de l'homme") had planned to hold a conference it was calling "The 6th Annual International Summit on Human Rights." The group had initially received permission to have the conference at the UN site, but alert staffers thwarted their plans almost at the last moment. The group members were told to leave the UN grounds, and were forced to hold their conference, instead, in the lounge of an expensive nearby hotel.
The "Youth for Human Rights" group has only one goal: the "global obliteration of psychiatry." The group "cloaks" itself in the rhetoric of human rights organizations, in order to seem like an honest member of civil society. The truth, however, is that for this organization, "human rights" is solely and entirely a euphemism for "obliterating psychiatry."
It could be argued: "Who cares? Why not let these two dozen fanatics have their little meeting. No-one would even notice." The real trouble starts, however, when the conference is over. In 2008, "Youth for Human Rights" had a similar meeting at UN Headquarters in New York City. As soon as it was over, they launched a blizzard of press releases to boast that they were accepted as a human rights organization by the United Nations. This is not in fact the case, but they used their presence in the UN building to bolster this claim.