Sakharov Prize: Presentation of the nominees

14-09-2023 - 12:50
Sakharov portrait illustration
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The nominees for this year’s Prize will be presented by the political groups in a joint meeting of the Committees on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and on Development (DEVE) and the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) in Brussels on 20 September, 14:30-15:30. Each year, the Parliament awards the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to honour exceptional individuals and organisations defending human rights and fundamental freedoms. In 2022, the Prize was awarded to the Brave People of Ukraine.

The AFET and DEVE Committees will vote on a shortlist of three finalists on 12 October and the Conference of Presidents will take a decision on the final laureate on 19 October.