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Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2022: call for nominations

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), in partnership with the Václav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation, has today issued a call for nominations for the 2022 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize.

The Prize, created in 2013, aims to reward outstanding civil society action in defending human rights in Europe and beyond. Candidates should have made a real difference to the human rights situation of a given group, been instrumental in uncovering large-scale systemic violations, or have successfully mobilised public opinion or the international community for a cause.

The deadline for submitting nominations for the tenth edition of the Prize is 30 June 2022 (extended by two months from the original deadline of 30 April 2022).

Nominations should be sent to the Parliamentary Assembly by e-mail to the following address: [email protected], using the form available on the Prize web page. They should be signed by at least five sponsors and submitted in either English or French.

The Prize, which will be awarded in October 2022 in Strasbourg, consists of a sum of €60,000, a trophy and a diploma.

Since 2013, it has been awarded successively to Ales Bialiatski (Belarus), Anar Mammadli (Azerbaijan), Ludmilla Alexeeva (Russian Federation), Nadia Murad (Iraq), Murat Arslan (Turkey), Oyub Titiev (Russian Federation), jointly to Ilham Tohti (China) and the Youth Initiative for Human Rights (Balkans), Loujain Alhathloul (Saudi Arabia), and last year to Maria Kalesnikava (Belarus).

Václav Havel Human Rights Prize web page
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For further information, please contact:

- PACE: Artemy Karpenko, tel. +33 3 90 21 52 09, [email protected]
- Václav Havel Library: Zuzana Hocková, tel. +420 222 220 112, [email protected]
- Charta 77 Foundation: Gabriela Švagrová, tel. +420 224 214 452, [email protected]