Join us in Celebration!

Defenders’ Days – Empowering Human Rights Defenders at Risk is a conference organised by Civil Rights Defenders. To the conference, we welcome human rights defenders from all over the world to Stockholm where they take part in an extensive capacity building programme.

On 12 April, in connection with our conference Defenders’ Days, Civil Rights Defenders hands out this year’s Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award to Mr. Murat Çelikkan. Join us in celebration as we celebrate Murat Çelikkan’s work and achievements during an award ceremony in Stockholm

Murat Çelikkan is a journalist and Co-Director of the Turkish human rights organisation Hafiza Merkezi(Truth Justice Memory Center). He is one of the most tenacious voices for human rights in the country and despite the increasingly difficult situation for the civil society, he continues to fight for a more open Turkey. On 12 April, he joins us in Stockholm to receive the award.

The Future of Democracy and Human Rights

In connection with the award ceremony we will discuss the future of democracy and human rights together with leading human rights defenders from around the world, including:

Jamila Raqib, Executive Director of the Albert Einstein Institution
Maina Kiai, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association and Co-director of InformAction
Meltem Aslan, Co-director of Hafiza Merkezi
Tania Bruguera, Cuban performance artist
John Stauffer, Executive Director, Civil Rights Defenders

Please click here to see the full agenda.

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Please note that you are invited to an event consisting of two parts:

Part 1 – The Future of Democracy and Human Rights
Part 2 – Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award Ceremony 2018

You can choose to attend the full event, or one part only. Please register your attendance by clicking on the orange button below.

Date: 12 April 2018
Part 1: 13.00 – 16.30 The Future of Democracy and Human Rights
Part 2: 17.30 – 19.00 Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award Ceremony (mingle starts at 16.30)
Venue: Nalen, Regeringsgatan 74, Stockholm
RSVP by 10 April at 17.00, required for both parts of the event


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