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.

Letters to Olga – essays written in prison, letter

„If I consider the problem as that which the world is turning me into – that is, as a tiny screw in a giant machine, deprived of human identity – then there is really nothing I can do. Obviously I cannot put a stop to the destruction of the globe, the growing stupidity of nations and the repoduction of thousands of new thermonuclear bombs. If, however, I consider it as that which each of us originally is, or rahter what each of us – irrespective of the state of the world – has the basic potential to become, which is to say an autonomous human being, capable of acting responsibly to and for the world, then of course there is a great deal I can do.“

Václav Havel:
Letters to Olga – essays written in prison, letter, March 6, 1982

What Price Human Rights?