Laureates since 1982
EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
International Four Freedoms Award
The European Court of Human Rights will receive the award for its contribution to the protection of individual human rights in post-war Europe in the past half century.
Freedom of Worship Award
Dr. Asma Jahangir (Pakistan, 1952) is a lawyer and human rights activist. Since 2004 she acts as the special UN-rapporteur for freedom of religion. Her efforts advance the mutual understanding of religions in a time of confrontation and violence. In her official capacity she initiates and encourages intercultural dialogue between countries. She operates on the assumption that religion is part of culture and that different religions share sufficient values and standards to allow them to show respect for each others worldviews.
Freedom from Want Award
Maurice Strong (Canada, 1929) is globally recognized as the doyen of the protection of the environment through the principle of sustainability. He receives the Freedom from Want award for his ceaseless efforts in this crucial campaign to preserve and protect our environment for future generations.
Freedom from Fear Award
Gareth Evans (Australia, 1944) receives the Freedom from Fear award for his pioneering work in compelling the world to understand the Responsibility to Protect Concept (R2P). According to R2P, national sovereignty can no longer serve as a protective shield for nations which allow their own citizens to be the subject of atrocities and genocidal crimes.