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 Europe, in partnership with the Václav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation, for outstanding civil society action in the defence of human rights in Europe and beyond.
Consisting of a sum of 60 000€, a trophy and a diploma, the Prize accepts nominations of any individual, non-governmental organisation or institution working to defend human rights.
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).
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]
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, in partnership with the Václav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation, has issued on 17 January 2022 a call for nominations for the 2022 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize.
The revised deadline for submitting nominations for the tenth edition of the Prize is 30 June 2022. The Award Ceremony will take place in the Assembly Chamber in October 2022 during the Fourth part-session.
Nominations for the Prize should be addressed to the Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly and be signed by at least five sponsors, other than the nominee, on the special form to be found at the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize website.
Nominations shall provide details of the nominee's work in the defence of human rights and specify the reasons why the nominee's work can be considered to be outstanding. Relevant supporting documents should be provided. Nominations should be submitted in either of the two official languages of the Council of Europe, English or French.
Individuals or non-governmental institutions active in the defence of human rights can be nominated for the Prize.
The Selection Panel of the Prize is composed of the President of the Assembly (or a person designated by him/her) and six independent persons (who cannot be current members of the Assembly) with recognised moral standing in the field of human rights.
The Panel will examine the nominations, submit a shortlist of three nominees to the Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly for information and, subsequently, designate the Prizewinner for the year in question.
Three Panel members are appointed by the Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly and three Panel members by the Václav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation. The six independent experts are appointed for a two-year period, renewable twice.
The Panel is chaired by the President of the Assembly or the person designated by him/her.
The Prize is awarded at a ceremony which takes place in Strasbourg on the Monday of the Autumn Session of the Parliamentary Assembly, usually in late September or early October.
The name of the Prizewinner is announced by the President of the Parliamentary Assembly.
The former Czech First Lady, Dagmar Havlova, is invited to honour the ceremony with her presence.
The Václav Havel Library will organise, at a later date, an international conference in Prague in honour of the Prizewinner.