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2022 Václav Havel Prize awarded to imprisoned Russian opposition leader Vladimir Kara-Murza

10/10/2022 | Prizes

The tenth Václav Havel Human Rights Prize – which honours outstanding civil society action in defence of human rights – has been awarded to imprisoned Russian opposition leader Vladimir Kara-Murza. The 60,000-euro prize was presented at a special ceremony on the opening day of the autumn plenary...

Three candidates shortlisted for the 2022 Václav Havel Prize

06/09/2022 | Prizes

The selection panel of the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, which rewards outstanding civil society action in defence of human rights in Europe and beyond, has today announced the shortlist for the 2022 Award. Meeting in Prague today, the panel – made up of independent figures from the world of...

2022 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize: one month left to submit nominations

01/06/2022 | Prizes

The deadline for the submission of nominations for the 2022 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize has been extended. The new deadline is 30 June 2022, instead of the original deadline of 30 April. The Václav Havel Human Rights Prize is awarded annually by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of...

2022 Europe Prize awarded to İzmir

26/04/2022 | Prizes

The 2022 Europe Prize – the highest level of the Prize which is awarded each year by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to the town most active in promoting the European ideal – has been awarded to İzmir in Turkey. Located on the Aegean Sea, İzmir is the second largest...

Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2022: call for nominations

01/02/2022 | Prizes

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...

Award ceremony for the 2020 and 2021 European Diplomas to the winning cities

30/09/2021 | Prizes

During a virtual presentation ceremony of the 2020 and 2021 European Diplomas, Kęstutis Masiulis (Lithuania, EPP/CD), Chairperson of the PACE Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize, praised the commitment of the 18 winning cities (12 cities in 2020 and 6 cities in 2021) in favour of a united Europe...

2021 Václav Havel Prize awarded to Belarusian human rights activist Maria Kalesnikava

27/09/2021 | Prizes

The ninth Václav Havel Human Rights Prize – which honours outstanding civil society action in defence of human rights – has been awarded to Belarusian human rights activist Maria Kalesnikava. The 60,000-euro prize was presented at a special ceremony on the opening day of the autumn plenary...

The Selection Panel of the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize pays tribute to Marie-Louise Bemelmans-Videc

31/08/2021 | Prizes

Meeting today in Prague, the Selection Panel of the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize paid tribute to its member Marie-Louise Bemelmans-Videc who passed away a few days ago: "It is with great sadness and emotion that the Selection Panel learned, the day before the meeting, of the sudden passing of...

Three candidates shortlisted for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2021

31/08/2021 | Prizes

The selection panel of the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, which rewards outstanding civil society action in the defence of human rights in Europe and beyond, has today announced the shortlist for the 2021 Prize. Meeting today in Prague, the panel – made up of independent figures from the world...

2021 Council of Europe Museum Prize awarded to Moscow’s Gulag History Museum in Strasbourg award ceremony

23/06/2021 | Prizes

The 2021 Council of Europe Museum Prize was awarded to Moscow’s Gulag History Museum during a special ceremony in Strasbourg’s Palais Rohan last night. PACE President Rik Daems presented the Museum’s Director Roman Romanov with the trophy, a bronze statuette by Joan Miró entitled “La femme aux...

2021 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize: two extra months to submit nominations

28/04/2021 | Prizes

The deadline for the submission of nominations for the 2021 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize has been extended by two months. The new deadline is 30 June 2021, instead of the original deadline of 30 April. The Václav Havel Human Rights Prize is awarded annually by the Parliamentary Assembly of the...

2020 Václav Havel Prize awarded to Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain Alhathloul

19/04/2021 | Prizes

The eighth Václav Havel Human Rights Prize – which honours outstanding civil society action in defence of human rights – has been awarded to Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain Alhathloul. The 60,000-euro prize was presented at a special ceremony on the opening day of the spring plenary session...