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Václav Havel Human Rights Prize

Prize rewarding a civil society action in the defence of human rights has been launched.

The Václav Havel Human Rights Prize is awarded each year by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in partnership with the Václav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation. The Prize is awarded in memory of Václav Havel, playwright, opponent of totalitarianism, architect of the Velvet Revolution of 1989, President of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic and an enduring symbol of opposition to despotism.

Nominations of any individual, non-governmental organisation or institution working to defend human rights are taken into consideration. The Prize consists of a sum of €60 000, a trophy and a diploma.

The prize was launched on 25 March 2013 in Prague and replaces the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Human Rights Prize.

For more information, please, visit the following webpage:

http://www.assembly.coe.int/vaclav-havel-human-rights-prize/