David Miliband and the global humanitarian aid and development organisation that he heads, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), received the 11th Stockholm Human Rights Award at a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, on Monday 4 November 2019. Bestowed annually by the Swedish Bar Association, the International Bar Association (IBA) and ILAC, the Stockholm Human Rights Award recognises outstanding work done in advancing international justice, contributions to democracy based on the rule of law, and for strengthening respect for, and protecting and promoting, human rights. [Read more…]
The 2019 recipient of the 11th Stockholm Human Rights Award has been announced today as David Miliband and the humanitarian aid body that he heads, the International Rescue Committee (IRC). The Award will be presented on 4 November 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden, in the presence of an international audience of esteemed diplomats, legal experts and non-governmental organisations.
The 10th Stockholm Human Rights Award honoured judge and professor of law Thomas Buergenthal at a ceremony held in Stockholm, Sweden, on November 20. Having devoted his career to the protection, promotion and teaching of human rights and international law, judge Buergenthal highlighted the importance of a comprehensive and intelligent nationwide programme on human rights education as the solution to defeat endemic human rights violations. [Read more…]
Holocaust survivor and human rights advocate judge Thomas Buergenthal is announced today as the 2018 Stockholm Human Rights Award laureate. Having devoted his career to the protection and promotion of human rights and international law, Judge Buergenthal will be honoured at a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden on 20 November 2018. The award is given in recognition of work advancing international justice and strengthening respect for human rights. [Read more…]
The International Criminal Court (ICC) received the 2017 Stockholm Human Rights Award recognising the institution’s outstanding contribution to the rule of law and human rights at a ceremony this week.
The Principals of the ICC – President Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, and Registeur Herman von Hebel –accepted the Award collectively from His Majesty the King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf.
In front of an audience of more than 1000 people from the International and Stockholm legal, political and academic communities, this year’s Stockholm Human Rights Award was delivered on 24 November to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Raʿad al-Hussein by the Swedish king Carl XVI Gustaf.