Advancing the peace process in Northern Ireland

Laureaat Freedom of Speech Award 1996

John Hume Laureaat Freedom of Speech Award 1996

He started his career as teacher and civic organizer. In 1970 he founded the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), which supports reunification of Ireland with non-violent means. For his integrity and leading role in advancing the peace process in Northern Ireland and mediating between the quarreling factions.