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Laurent Pech is Professor of European Law, Patryk Wachowiec is Legal Analyst
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Former Vice-President of the European Commision, responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship
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Two young Yazidi women have picked up this year’s Sakharov Prize.
ISIL survivors and activists Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar have received the 2016 Sakharov Prize in a ceremony in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
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MEPs have decided that two Yazidi women are the winners of the EU’s annual human rights prize.
The finalists have been chosen for the prestigious 2016 Sakharov Prize, awarded by the European Parliament.
MEPs have approved their final shortlist for the EU’s human rights award, the Sakharov Prize.
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Jailed Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi has been officially awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Collecting the European Parliament
Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi is being officially awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought on Wednesday. But the human rights activist
The Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi has won this year’s Sakharov Prize. Raif Badawi/h3> Fortunately Raif Badawi was not flogged today in #Saudi
Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who has been sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for insulting Islam and for cyber crime, was awarded the
A new documentary by the winner of an EU rights prize highlights the stories of women who have been raped during the conflict in the Democratic
Republic of the Congo
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Happening Now. Malaka Yousafzai addresses European Parliament.
A Pakistani teenage activist shot in the head by the Taliban last year for campaigning for better rights for girls, won the European Union’s annual
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Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas has finally picked up the Sakharov prize that he won in 2010.
Cuban authorities denied the journalist an exit
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They had to wait eight years
On behalf of Ms Nasrin Sotoudeh, an Iranian lawyer currently in prison, Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi has accepted this year’s Sakharov Prize for