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Exhibition on The Sakharov Prize, the European Parliament and human rights worldwide

Pasākuma datums: 30/04/2021

Exhibition on The Sakharov Prize, the European Parliament and human rights worldwide

The Sakharov Prize, the European Parliament and human rights worldwide

2021 marks the 100th anniversary Andrej Sakharov. On this occasion, the Archives unit and the Directorate for the Library and Knowledge services jointly recall the history of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.

For many years the European Parliament has championed human rights and democracy, with Members of the European Parliament holding expressing their concerns on human rights abuses in the world regardless of borders or regime. And it isn’t just sentiment: inspired by Andrei Sakharov’s constant campaigning for freedom of thought the European Parliament put this commitment into practice, founding the annual Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 1988. Presented to the Sakharov Prize laureate if possible by the President of the European Parliament at a plenary session in Strasbourg, the Prize endeavours to embody Sakharov’s extraordinary work and carry his message forward to future generations.  Event date: 21/05/2021

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During the plenary session (14-17 December 2020) the Sakharov Prize 2020 - The democratic opposition in Belarus is presented in a ceremony in the European Parliament, in Brussels.

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The award ceremony for the 2019 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, conferred to Uyghur human rights activist Ilham Tohti, is held during the plenary session in the EP in Strasbourg. Her daughter Jewher Ilham receives the prize in his name.

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The award ceremony for the 2018 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, conferred to Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian filmmaker is held during the plenary session in the EP in Strasbourg.

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In the framework of the 30 years of Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, an exhibition is organised in honour of the activists who defend human rights.

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ted by Foro Penal Venezolano, represented by Leopoldo López, Antonio Ledezma, Daniel Ceballos, Yon Goicoechea, Lorent Saleh, Alfredo Ramos and Andrea González, will all, either in person or through representatives, be presented and receive the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.

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Yazidi survivors and public advocates Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar are this year's joint laureates of the European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, following a decision by Parliament President Martin Schulz and the political group leaders. The Sakharov award ceremony is held in Strasbourg

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