Deadline: 30 April 2020
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), in partnership with the Vaclav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation has announced a call for nominations for the 2020 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize.
The Václav Havel Human Rights Prize is awarded each year by the PACE in partnership with the Václav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation to reward outstanding civil society action in the defence of human rights in Europe and beyond.
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.
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The Prize consists of a sum of €60 000, a trophy and a diploma.
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- 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.
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- Individuals or non-governmental institutions active in the defence of human rights can be nominated for the Prize.
- 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.
For more information, visit http://www.assembly.coe.int/nw/Page-EN.asp?LID=HavelPrize