Category Archives: Laureates

The Right Livelihood Award Foundation Mourns the Loss of Justice C.G Weeramantry

January 10, 2017 (Geneva/Hong Kong): The Right Livelihood Award Foundation is deeply saddened by the loss of Justice C.G Weeramantry, who passed away in his native Sri Lanka on January 5, aged 90. Justice Christopher Gregory Weeramantry, legal luminary, distinguished author, and renowned pacifist is no more. A Laureate of the 2007 Right Livelihood Award, […]

Francisco “Chico” Whitaker Ferreira, Premio Nobel Alternativo 2006 “Las democracias se muestran incapaces de impedir que las peores opciones políticas se impongan”

El brasilero Chico Whitaker tenía 70 años cuando la primera edición del Foro Social Mundial tuvo lugar en Porto Alegre y 80 años cuando el accidente de la central japonesa Fukushima I lo convirtió en activista antinuclear. Finalizando el 2016 celebra el proceso de 15 años del FSM, los 10 años de haber recibido el […]

Edward Snowden till Internetdagarna

  Visselblåsaren och Right Livelihood-pristagaren Edward Snowden gör ett unikt framträdande på Internetdagarna den 21 november via länk från Moskva. Framträdandet arrangeras av Amnesty International och Right Livelihood-stiftelsen. – Edward Snowden är en av de mest betydelsefulla personerna i kampen för ett öppet och fritt internet. Det är värden som är centrala för Internetdagarna och […]

Denis Mukwege till Sverige för filmpremiär

Filmen ”The Man Who Mends Women” om den världeberömda gynekologen och människorättsaktivisten Denis Mukwege har Sverigepremiär den 17 oktober. I samband med premiären besöker Dr Mukwege, Right Livelihood-pristagare 2013, och filmens regissör Thierry Michel olika platser i Sverige för att möta såväl allmänhet som politiker. Bakom inbjudan står Right Livelihood-stiftelsen, PMU och Läkarmissionen. Snart lanseras […]

Right Livelihood Award Foundation condemns listing Russia’s Memorial as “Foreign Agent”

The Right Livelihood Award Foundation unequivocally condemns the decision of Russia’s Ministry of Justice to place 2004 Right Livelihood Award Laureate Memorial International Historical and Human Rights Society on its list of organisations acting in a capacity of a foreign agent on 4 October 2016. From the time of its enactment in November 2012, the […]

Colombia Peace Deal “great choice” for Nobel Peace Prize, but a long road to lasting peace still lies ahead

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has announced that Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will receive this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. The news comes just days after Colombian Laureates of the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, called for a ‘Yes’ vote at the failed referendum on the peace deal held on 2 October. Ole […]

The Right Livelihood Award Foundation Mourns the Loss of the ‘Father of Permaculture’ Bill Mollison

The Right Livelihood Award Foundation is deeply saddened by the loss of Bruce Charles “Bill” Mollison, who passed away in his native Tasmania on 24 September, aged 88. He received the Right Livelihood Award in 1981 “for developing and promoting the theory and practice of permaculture”. In his book Permaculture One, co-written with David Holmgren […]

Snowden: A Reluctant Celebrity

By Ole von Uexkull, Executive Director, Right Livelihood Award Foundation When Oliver Stone’s film Snowden hits the screens today, its protagonist – US whistleblower and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden – will not be rubbing shoulders with Hollywood celebrities on the red carpet. Instead, he will likely be sitting alone somewhere in Moscow, communicating with […]

Tackling Zika, Naturally

Frontline response to the virus threatening the Rio Olympics needn’t be costly, says Swiss biological pest control expert and Right Livelihood Award Laureate Dr Hans R. Herren Several high-profile athletes have pulled out of the Olympic Games due to open in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in just two weeks’ time, citing concerns over Zika virus. How serious […]