Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award Ceremony 2019!


Warm welcome to celebrate Márta Pardavi – this year’s recipient of the Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award.

Date: 8 May 2019
Time: 17.30 – 18.45 (mingle starts at 17.00)
Venue: Bio Rio, Hornstulls Strand, Stockholm
RSVP: You have to sign up by 6 May 2019 at the latest to confirm your attendance as seats are limited.
Sign up here.

The human rights lawyer Márta Pardavi, Co-chair of the human rights organisation Hungarian Helsinki Committee, is an outspoken critic of the Hungarian government and its policies. The award is a recognition of her work of many years, fighting against the attempts to systematically dismantle democracy, normalisation of xenophobia and hate crimes in Hungary. On 8 May 2019, she joins us in Stockholm to receive the award. Read more about Márta and the nomination here.

During the award ceremony, Staffan I. Lindberg, Professor at University of Gothenburg and Director of the V-Dem Institute – the world’s largest research database for democracy and democratic development – will discuss Europe’s democratic decline including newly released data on Hungary.

About the award

Civil Rights Defenders annually awards one human rights defender with the Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award. The recipient is a person who, despite the risk to their safety, continues their fight for the respect and protection of civil and political rights. Read about the award here.

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