Timetable for 2013

  • 30 June 2013: deadline for submission of nominees for the 2013 Prize
  • August 2013: the selection panel will hold a  rst meeting in Prague and proceed to the selection of a shortlist of three nominees; the names of the shortlisted nominees will subsequently be made public by the President of the Assembly
  • 29 September 2013: a second meeting of the panel will take place in Strasbourg to select the  nal prize-winner from the shortlist of nominees
  • 30 September 2013: the Prize award ceremony will take place in Strasbourg in the debating chamber of the Parliamentary Assembly during its 2013 Autumn Session.

Power of the Powerless – samizdat essay

„For the real question is whether the brighter future is really always so distant. What if, on the contrary, it has benn here for a long time already, and only our own blindness and weakness has prevented us from seeing it around us and within us, and kept us from developing it.“

Václav Havel:
Power of the Powerless – samizdat essay, October 1978

What Price Human Rights?