Protecting the rights of every citizen

Laureaat International Four Freedoms Award 2002

Nelson Mandela Laureaat International Four Freedoms Award 2002

He studied law at various institutions and joined the African National Congress in 1942, which he helped transform into a mass movement. He was imprisoned from 1962-1990 for his leadership in resisting the apartheid laws. He served as South Africa’s President from 1994-1999. For his eminently important services in protecting the rights of every citizen and representing the viability of peaceful solutions in deadlocked conflicts.