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Nominations for Václav Havel Human Rights Prize open until 30th June!

Nominations for Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2017, awarded by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in partnership with the Vaclav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation, are opened until 30th of June.

The candidates: a) "made a real difference to the human rights situation of a given group"; b) "been instrumental in uncovering large scale systemic violations" or c) "have successfully mobilised public opinion or the international community for a cause". It consists in a sum of 60,000 euros, a trophy and a diploma. The award ceremony will take place on 9th October 2017 in Strasbourg.

This will be the 5th edition of the prize, which was given last year to Nadia Murad (Iraq), who has "brought the plight of the Yazidi community, in particular the forced sexual enslavement and human trafficking of women and children captured by ISIS, to the forefront of international attention".

Find the application form in the award's website.