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Sakharov Prize

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European Parliament Plenary Session November II 2019

Now that Parliament has heard all candidate Commissioners and been assured of their suitability for their appointed portfolios, the November II plenary session agenda indicates that Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen is expected to present the full College of Commissioners and their programme on Wednesday morning. Continue reading

European Parliament Plenary Session, December 2018

The agenda for the final European Parliament plenary session of 2018 includes Council and Commission statements on the preparation of the last European Council meeting of the year, scheduled for 13-14 December 2018, a debate with the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, on the Future of Europe, and important interventions on human rights. Continue reading

A guide to the Sakharov Prize (2016)

Find out more on the procedure related to the European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought and how its nominees are chosen. Each year the European Parliament awards the Sakharov to honour individuals or organisations for their efforts on behalf of human rights and fundamental freedoms. This prize was set up in 1988 in … Continue reading

The 2015 Sakharov Prize

Written by Ionel Zamfir Established in 1988 by the European Parliament, the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought is awarded each year in December to individuals or organisations for their outstanding achievements in upholding human rights and fundamental freedoms. Significance and award procedure The promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms is a top priority … Continue reading

Sakharov Prize 2014: Tending the scars of sexual violence in DRC

Written by Marta Latek Dr Denis Mukwege, a 59-year-old gynaecologist from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has won the 2014 Sakharov Prize. The attribution of Europe’s top human rights prize is recognition for Dr Mukwege’s perseverance and courage in his efforts to help rape survivors over the past 16 years. A fervent advocate of … Continue reading

Girls’ education in Pakistan – Malala Yousafzai

6 language versions available in PDF format Bildung von Mädchen in Pakistan – Malala Yousafzai La educación de las niñas en Pakistán – Malala Yousafzai L’éducation des jeunes filles au Pakistan – Malala Yousafzaï Istruzione delle ragazze in Pakistan – Malala Yousafzai Edukacja dziewcząt w Pakistanie – Malala Yousafzai Girls’ education in Pakistan – Malala … Continue reading

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