The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), in partnership with the Vaclav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation, has today issued a call for nominations for the 2019 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 is 30 April 2019. Nominations should be sent to the Parliamentary Assembly by e-mail to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org, using the form available on the Prize website. They should be signed by at least five sponsors and submitted in either English or French.