European human rights award

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The European Human Rights Prize (also known as the Council of Europe's Human Rights Prize ) was awarded by the Council of Europe in 1980 and was replaced in 2013 by the annual Václav Havel Human Rights Prize .

European Human Rights Prize (Council of Europe)

From 1980 to 1998 the Prize was awarded in Strasbourg by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (usually) every 3 years to individuals or groups of people, institutions or organizations whose activities make an outstanding contribution to the protection or promotion of human rights in accordance with the principles of the individual Freedom , political freedom and the foundations of law and in the spirit of the European Convention on Human Rights .

Award winners

Human Rights Prize of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

From 2009 the biennial PACE human rights award was presented. The list of candidates was compiled by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and was intended to reward "outstanding civil society action in defense of human rights in Europe". Individuals and non-vulture organizations (NGOs) could be nominated for the award, which is selected by a panel of seven from nominations from at least five sponsors. The first prize was awarded in a ceremony in Strasbourg in June 2009 during the summer plenary session of MEPs from 47 member states of the Council of Europe.

Award winners

See also

Individual evidence

  1. PACE: Regulations for the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Human Rights Prize - Article 2 (PDF; 166 kB)