2022 Sakharov Prize laureate: The brave people of Ukraine

At a Glance 07-12-2022

Respect for fundamental freedoms and human rights is a core value of the EU, which it promotes through its policies. The European Parliament's Sakharov Prize honours the work of those who stand up for these freedoms and rights. With peace and human rights under increased attack today, the prize remains as relevant as ever. This year it has been awarded to the brave people of Ukraine, represented by their president, elected leaders, and civil society, who have fought hard and sacrificed a lot to protect their country from the Russian war of aggression. The award ceremony will be held during the European Parliament's December plenary session.