Human Rights


Despite Travel Ban, Egyptian Feminist Mozn Hassan Receives Her ‘Alternative Nobel’ in Cairo media 25/03/2017

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Egyptian ‘Alternative Nobel’ Laureate Calls for Universal Women’s Rights Review at the UN media 01/03/2017

15. White helmets. Photo Syria Civil Defence

The White Helmets on Screen media 23/02/2017


The Right Livelihood Award Foundation strongly condemns the freezing of 2016 Laureate Mozn Hassan’s assets media 13/01/2017

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Press Council of India Fails its Mandate media 21/12/2016


Mozn Hassan to Receive Her Right Livelihood Award in Cairo media


Chile reúne a cinco premiados con el “Nobel Alternativo” media 05/12/2016


Cumhuriyet laureates 27/10/2016

Right Livelihood Award 2014 Stockholm Picture: Wolfgang Schmidt

Edward Snowden till Internetdagarna post 25/10/2016


Bin the Travel Ban media 20/10/2016


Denis Mukwege till Sverige för filmpremiär post 11/10/2016


Syria Civil Defence laureates 22/09/2016


Mozn Hassan / NAZRA laureates


Svetlana Gannushkina laureates


Cumhuriyet laureates


International Day in Support of Victims of Torture: Dignity Comes First post 24/06/2016

Laureates featured images_0021s_0000_portrait. Jose Antonio Abreu

Music Breaks the Chains post 17/06/2016

La condamnation d’Hissène HabrŽé, une victoire pour le Tchad et l’Afrique entière post 31/05/2016

Violence sexuelle en Afrique : Des tendances à inverser media 25/05/2016

Sexual Violence in Africa: Reversing the Trends media

Denis Mukwege: Rape As A Weapon Of War In The Democratic Republic of Congo post 20/04/2016

Crime against landless workers rampant as Brazil descends into political crisis media 14/04/2016

Foundation, Laureate Condemn Killings of Landless Workers in Brazil media

Hate Speech: A New Strategy Against Human Rights Defenders post 23/03/2016

Laureates petition against impunity following the murder of activist Berta Caceres media 09/03/2016

Memorial: Dark Memories Bring Light to the Former USSR post 25/02/2016

Laureates Issue Open Letter to King of Saudi Arabia post 12/02/2016

One Month Left Until 1 March Nomination Deadline post 02/02/2016

Award Ceremony: 2015 Laureates call for climate leadership and putting an end to war and discrimination media 30/11/2015

Media opportunity: Austrian pop artist and worldwide LGBTI icon Conchita Wurst will meet with 2015 Laureate Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera in Stockholm media 23/11/2015

Employees of Afghanistan Indepedent Human Rights Commission Killed In Explosion media 29/10/2015

RLA 2015 Laureates announced media 01/10/2015

Upcoming announcement of the 2015 Laureates media 10/09/2015


Sheila Watt-Cloutier laureates 23/08/2015

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Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera laureates


Gino Strada / EMERGENCY laureates

Laureates Show Solidarity with Patkar’s Protest post 14/08/2015

Por tercer a–o consecutivo, Brasil encabeza ranking mundial de asesinatos de l’deres sociales y ambientales media 17/07/2015

UN Special Rapporteur Urged to Make Public Statement on Denial of Free Speech in Bangladesh media 19/06/2015

Letter of solidarity to Laureate Zafrullah Chowdhury post 11/06/2015

Hissne HabrŽ trial to begin on 20 July post 22/05/2015

Right Livelihood Award Laureates condemn incitement to murder Swami Agnivesh media 18/05/2015

Inauguration of Munir Street in The Hague: Suciwati calls on President to resolve Munir murder media 13/04/2015

Habr鎒s agents convicted of torture post 26/03/2015

Regional Conference close in Mumbai media 07/03/2015

Jumanda Gakelebone in South Africa to discuss hunting ban post 28/02/2015

Laureate elected to district council in Botswana post 18/02/2015

Regional Conference in Mumbai Announced media 17/02/2015

Founder of Lokayan (RLA 1985) dies at age 86 post 21/01/2015

Panzi Hospital’s accounts seized post 03/01/2015

The impact of the 2014 Right Livelihood Awards post 28/11/2014

RLA solidarity mission to Gaza post 30/10/2014

Denis Mukwege receives 2014 Sakharov Prize post 22/10/2014

RLA Delegation calls on Brazilian Presidential Candidates media 29/09/2014

Laureates’ reactions to Right Livelihood Awards: “We have something to protect” media 25/09/2014

2014 Laureates announced media 24/09/2014

Laureates urge Indonesian President Joko Widodo to order independent investigation into Munir’s murder media 12/09/2014

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Edward Snowden laureates 23/08/2014

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Alan Rusbridger laureates

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Asma Jahangir laureates

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Basil Fernando / AHRC laureates

Right Livelihood Award Foundation releases new documentary about Nnimmo Bassey post 15/08/2014

No podemos volver a estar como est‡bamos Los palestinos exigimos que se nos reconozca como seres humanos post 13/08/2014

Joan Garces: ÒAlegr’a y esperanza para todos aquellos que en el mundo se inspiran en las AbuelasÓ post 06/08/2014

Laureates sign declaration on Gaza: “They are also our children.” post 25/07/2014

Declaration by Right Livelihood Award Laureates on Gaza media

Gaza: “Violence has gone too long” – Raji Sourani post 13/07/2014

US icon and first Right Livelihood Award Recipient Stephen Gaskin passes away media 02/07/2014

Global experts call on Nigerian and Congolese governments to clean up oil spills and cancel exploration permits in Virunga National Park media 26/06/2014

Zurich to become a blue community post 13/06/2014

Regional Conference Egypt media 02/06/2014

Theo van Boven turns 80 media 26/05/2014

Malaysian workers’ rights champion Irene Fernandez passes away media 31/03/2014

2014-02-03 Justice, the greatest debt of Paraguay’s democracy – an interview with Mart’n Almada post 30/01/2014

30 Years of MST – Remembering C’cero Guedes media 24/01/2014

Award Ceremony post 02/12/2013

The significance of Right Livelihood Award for the 2013 Laureates post 28/11/2013

Upcoming: Award ceremony and programme media 21/11/2013

Right Livelihood Award Foundation releases new documentary about Ruth Manorama post 18/11/2013

Right Livelihood Laureates and members of World Future Council demand immediate release of Greenpeace activists media 10/11/2013

Right Livelihood Laureates and members World Future Council demand immediate release of Greenpeace activits post 08/11/2013

Right Livelihood Award Foundation organised Solidarity Visit to India post 21/10/2013

University of Milenaria distinguished Manfred Max-Neef with honorary degree media 14/10/2013

India Solidarity Visit media 13/10/2013

2013 Laureates Announced media 26/09/2013

Announcement Laureates 2013 media


Raji Sourani laureates 23/08/2013

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Denis Mukwege laureates

2012 Annual Report published! post 18/07/2013

Laureates at Regional Conference in Bogot‡ condemn violence against indigenous, small farmers and social movement leaders media 08/07/2013

Hissne HabrŽ to face war crimes trial post 02/07/2013

Regional Conference of Latin American Laureates in Bogota media 26/06/2013

Daniel Ellsberg speaks out for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden post 11/06/2013

Former dictator R’os Montt’s genocide verdict annulled post 24/05/2013

Ecuador rejected ASO’s offer to co-host the 2014 Dakar Rally post 20/05/2013

Laureates sign petition in protection of Klaus Hšnniger media

Survival and CIMI call upon IACHR to save the Aw‡ post 07/05/2013

Laureates sign petition directed to government of Peru post 24/04/2013

Reports from 3rd and 4th day of solidarity visit in Brazil post 05/04/2013

Reports from solidarity visit in Brazil post 03/04/2013

RLA solidarity visit to Brazil media 26/03/2013

RLA solidarity visit for Brazilian activists post 25/03/2013

New attempts of uprooting Bushmen post 22/03/2013

RLC Bonn call for workshop scholarschips post 13/03/2013

CPT: Ongoing attacks and death threats post 19/02/2013

Attacks and death threats put members of CPT in Brazil at risk media

Success for Survival International as gas giant backtracks post 15/02/2013

Indigenous tribes in Peru threatened by oil exploration media 12/02/2013

Jacqueline Moudeina to represent victims in HabréŽ trial post 11/02/2013

Condemning the murder of C’cero Guedes media 01/02/2013

MST leader Cicero Guedes killed post 31/01/2013

20 years ago: Mart’n Almada discovers Archives of Terror post 22/12/2012

Bianca Jagger says UN COP 18 climate talks fail to “turn down the heat” post 17/12/2012

CAAT calls for investigation of use of Swedish weapons in Burma military operations post 12/12/2012

The 2012 Award Week media 10/12/2012

Laureates’ statements and use of prize money media 06/12/2012

Swami Agnivesh attacked in Bhopal post 03/12/2012

Memorial defies the law on “foreign agents” post 23/11/2012

New Book – Photo series about Right Livelihood Award Laureates post 19/11/2012

Turkish Laureate on Trial media 14/11/2012

Medha Patkar arrested media 06/11/2012

Calling for Medha Patkar to be freed media

Some updates on SEKEM’s activities post 19/10/2012

RLA Solidarity Visit to Chad post

New video portraits available post 15/10/2012

2012 Right Livelihood Awards announced!! media 27/09/2012

Announcement of the 2012 Laureates media

Statement by Memorial on the Law on “Foreign Agents” post 21/09/2012

Upcoming Award Announcement media 18/09/2012

The Silenced Majority: new book by Amy Goodman post 03/09/2012

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Gene Sharp laureates 23/08/2012

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Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) laureates

Laureates featured images_0032s_0003_Sima Simar

Sima Samar laureates

Land grabbing in focus post 18/06/2012

Land grabbing seminar media 07/06/2012

Back Seat Heroes – Photo Exhibition about our Laureates post 24/05/2012

Uri Avnery comments on Administrative Detention post 24/02/2012

NGOs want Hissne HabrŽ extradited to Belgium post 25/01/2012

Senegal refuses to extradite Hissène HabrŽé post 17/01/2012

Indigenous chief killed by gunmen post 25/11/2011

16th Anniversary of Ken Saro-Wiwa’s killing post 11/11/2011

2011 Award Announcement post 30/09/2011

Recipients in Stockholm media 29/09/2011

Award Announcement media

Water supply for Kalahari Bushmen post 07/09/2011

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Jacqueline Moudeina laureates 23/08/2011

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GRAIN laureates

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Ina May Gaskin laureates

Memorial chairman cleared of charges post 16/06/2011

Pentagon Papers officially released post 13/06/2011

Rachel Avnery 1932 – 2011 post 23/05/2011

Stop the Patagonian Megadams post 06/05/2011

Juliano Mer-Khamis killed post 04/04/2011

World Water Day post 22/03/2011

Daniel Ellsberg arrested post 21/03/2011

International Women’s Day post 08/03/2011

Nomination deadline comes closer! post 04/02/2011

Shell hearing in Dutch Parliament post 27/01/2011

Right to water – victory in court post

European of the Year 2011 post 13/01/2011

Nnimmo Bassey (Nigeria, RLA 2010) detained and later released post 20/12/2010

2010 Ceremony online post 19/12/2010

2010 Ceremony: Change from the grassroots post 07/12/2010

Upcoming: The 2010 Award Ceremony post 01/12/2010

COP16 to kick off in Cancun today post 30/11/2010

2010 Laureates’ public program online post 22/11/2010

Remember Ken Saro-Wiwa post 10/11/2010

What you always wanted to ask post 28/10/2010

Ruchama Marton (Israel, RLA 2010) is interviewed by the BBC post

Sign petition to help the Kalahari’s Bushmen post 22/10/2010

2010 Right Livelihood Awards post 30/09/2010

Day three of the Anniversary Conference post 18/09/2010

Democracy Now! in Bonn post 17/09/2010

The 30th Anniversary Conference commences post 16/09/2010

Day two of the Anniversary Conference post

Laureates sign open letter to Botswana President post 04/09/2010

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Erwin Kräutler laureates 23/08/2010

Laureates featured images_0030s_0003_7_Shreekrishna

Shrikrishna Upadhyay / SAPPROS laureates

Laureates featured images_0030s_0002_3_Ruchama Marton

Physicians for Human Rights – Israel laureates

Maude Barlow condemns Botswana’s treatment of Bushmen post 05/08/2010

Maude Barlow about UN declaration on right to water post 30/07/2010

First People of the Kalahari denied access to water post 21/07/2010

Maude Barlow advocating for right to water post 15/07/2010

News from the Right Livelihood College post 09/06/2010

First People of the Kalahari (Botswana, RLA 2005) post 08/06/2010

Mordechai Vanunu (Israel, RLA 1987) post 16/05/2010

Auction to support the Right Livelihood Award post 26/04/2010

Maude Barlow (Canada, RLA 2005) post 21/04/2010

Amy Goodman (USA, RLA 2008) post 24/03/2010

Vandana Shiva (India, RLA 1993) post 07/03/2010

Survival International (UK, RLA 1989) post 26/02/2010

Right Livelihood Council post 02/02/2010

Memorial (Russia, RLA 2004) post

Nicanor Perlas (Phillipines, RLA 2003) post 14/01/2010

Right Livelihood Award Foundation post 09/12/2009

Right Livelihood Award Foundation media 03/12/2009

Survival International (RLA 1989) post 23/11/2009

Why Israel won’t attack Iran post 22/11/2009

SEWA / Ela Bhatt (India, RLA 1984) post 17/11/2009

Suvival International (UK, RLA 1989) post 05/11/2009

The Chipko Movement (India, RLA 1987) post 03/11/2009

Narmada Bachao Andolan (India, RLA 1991) post 29/10/2009

Memorial (Russia, RLA 2004) post 22/10/2009

Dekha Ibrahim Abdi (Kenya, RLA 2007) post

Press release October 13th media 13/10/2009

Press release 13 Oct 2009 media 12/10/2009

RLA Press Release Oct 5th 2009 media 05/10/2009

Asha Hagi (Somalia, RLA 2008) post 25/09/2009

Daniel Ellsberg (USA, RLA 2006) post 14/09/2009

SEWA (India, RLA 1984) post 07/09/2009

Munir (Indonesia, RLA 2000) post

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David Suzuki laureates 23/08/2009

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Catherine Hamlin laureates

FPK & Survival International post 06/08/2009

Martin Almada (Paraguay, RLA 2002) post 31/07/2009

Vandana Shiva (India, RLA 1993) post

Bianca Jagger (Nicaragua, RLA 2004) post 28/07/2009

Raœl Montenegro (Argentina, RLA 2004) post 26/01/2009

Amory Lovins post 22/01/2009

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Krishnammal and Sankaralingam Jagannathan / LAFTI laureates 23/08/2008

Laureates featured images_0028s_0001_Asha Hagi

Asha Hagi Elmi laureates

Laureates featured images_0028s_0002_Portrait_Monika_Hauser_Nr._8_medica_mondiale

Monika Hauser laureates

Laureates featured images_0027s_0004_2007 - Weeramantry

Christopher Weeramantry laureates 23/08/2007

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Dekha Abdi laureates

Laureates featured images_0026s_0003_WolfgangSchmidt_2010_Whitaker Ferreira320

Chico Whitaker Ferreira laureates 23/08/2006

Laureates featured images_0026s_0001_WolfgangSchmidt_2010_Manorama1336

Ruth Manorama laureates

Laureates featured images_0025s_0001_2005 - Tony Clarke_Maude Barlow 1

Tony Clarke laureates 23/08/2005

Laureates featured images_0025s_0002_2005 - Irene Fernandez 1

Irene Fernandez laureates

Laureates featured images_0025s_0003_2005 - Roy Sesana 1

Roy Sesana / First People of the Kalahari laureates

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Swami Agnivesh laureates 23/08/2004

Laureates featured images_0024s_0004_04Memorial

Memorial laureates

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Bianca Jagger laureates

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Raúl Montenegro laureates

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Walden Bello laureates 23/08/2003

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Centre Jeunes Kamenge (CJK) laureates 23/08/2002


Kvinna till Kvinna laureates

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Martín Almada laureates

Laureates featured images_0021s_0000_portrait. Jose Antonio Abreu

José Antonio Abreu laureates 23/08/2001


Uri and Rachel Avnery / Gush Shalom laureates

Laureates featured images_0020s_0003_portrait. Munir

Munir laureates 23/08/2000


Birsel Lemke laureates

Laureates featured images_0019s_0001_portrait.Juan Garces

Juan Garcés laureates 23/08/1999

Laureates featured images_0019s_0003_1999 - COAMA_Martin von Hildebrandt

Consolidation of the Amazon Region (COAMA) laureates

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Juan Pablo Orrego / Grupo de Acción por el Biobío (GABB) laureates 23/08/1998

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Katarina Kruhonja laureates

Laureates featured images_0018s_0004_portrait.Vesna Terselic

Vesna Terselic laureates


The Committee of Soldiers’ Mothers of Russia (CSMR) laureates 23/08/1996

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András Biró / Hungarian Foundation for Self-Reliance laureates 23/08/1995

Laureates featured images_0015s_0002_portrait. SCC_Mirko Pejanovic

Serb Civic Council laureates

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Carmel Budiardjo laureates

Laureates featured images_0014s_0000_1994 - SERVOL_Father Pantin

Servol (Service Volunteered for All) laureates 23/08/1994

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Hannumappa R. Sudarshan / VGKK laureates

Laureates featured images_0014s_0002_portrait.Ken Saro-Wiwa

Ken Saro-Wiwa / Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People laureates

Laureates featured images_0013s_0000_1993 - Carrie Dann

Mary and Carrie Dann of the Western Shoshone Nation laureates 23/08/1993

Laureates featured images_0013s_0001_1993 - Arna Mer-Khamis

Arna Mer-Khamis laureates

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Organisation of Rural Associations for Progress (ORAP) laureates


Zafrullah Chowdhury / Gonoshasthaya Kendra laureates 23/08/1992

Laureates featured images_0012s_0004_portrait.Helen Mack

Helen Mack Chang laureates

Laureates featured images_0011s_0004_1991 - Narmada Bachao Andolan_Medha Patkar

Medha Patkar and Baba Amte / Narmada Bachao Andolan laureates 23/08/1991

Laureates featured images_0011s_0001_1991 - Marie-Therese Danielsson

Marie-Thérèse and Bengt Danielsson laureates

Laureates featured images_0011s_0000_portrait.CPT_Jorge Marskell

Comissão Pastoral da Terra (CPT) laureates

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Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais sem Terra (MST) laureates


Bernard Lédéa Ouédraogo laureates 23/08/1990

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Asociación de Trabajadores Campesinos del Carare (ATCC) laureates

Laureates featured images_0010s_0001_portrait- Felicia Langer

Felicia Langer laureates

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Survival laureates 23/08/1989

Laureates featured images_0008s_0000_1988 Inge Genefke_Salzb05 (c) RLA Foundation, Ulrike Altekruse

Inge Genefke / Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims laureates 23/08/1988

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Sahabat Alam Malaysia – Sarawak (SAM) laureates

Laureates featured images_0007s_0000_1987 - Sunderlal Bahuguna &wife_Salzb05 (c) RLA Foundation, Ulrike Altekruse

The Chipko Movement laureates 23/08/1987

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Frances Moore-Lappé / Institute for Food and Development Policy laureates

Laureates featured images_0007s_0004_portrait.Mordechai Vanunu

Mordechai Vanunu laureates

Laureates featured images_0006s_0003_portrait. Evaristo Nugkuag Ikanan 1

Evaristo Nugkuag Ikanan laureates 23/08/1986

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Lokayan laureates 23/08/1985

Laureates featured images_0005s_0004_portrait.Theo van Boven

Theo van Boven laureates

Laureates featured images_0004s_0003_Ela Bhatt_Self-Employed Women's Association

Ela Bhatt / Self-Employed Women’s Association laureates 23/08/1984


Winefreda Geonzon / FREE LAVA laureates

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Manfred Max-Neef laureates 23/08/1983

Laureates featured images_0002s_0002_1982 - Petra Kelly

Petra Kelly laureates 23/08/1982

Laureates featured images_0002s_0000_portrait.Erik Dammann

Erik Dammann / The Future in Our Hands laureates

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Anwar Fazal laureates

Laureates featured images_0002s_0003_portrait. PIDA_Wilfred Karunaratne

Participatory Institute for Development Alternatives (PIDA) laureates

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Patrick van Rensburg laureates 23/08/1981

Laureates featured images_0000s_0000_1980 - Jakob von Uexkull & Hassan Fathy

Hassan Fathy laureates 23/08/1980

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Stephen Gaskin / Plenty International laureates