Published 7 October 2022 by LINO News

Nobel Peace Prize 2022

On Friday, 7 October 2022, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced to award the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize to human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski from Belarus, the Russian human rights organisation Memorial and the Ukrainian human rights organisation Center for Civil Liberties.

Ales Bialiatski, Memorial, Center for Civil Liberties. Credit: Ill. Niklas Elmehed © Nobel Prize Outreach

From the announcement of the Norwegian Nobel Committee:

“The Peace Prize laureates represent civil society in their home countries. They have for many years promoted the right to criticise power and protect the fundamental rights of citizens. They have made an outstanding effort to document war crimes, human right abuses and the abuse of power. Together they demonstrate the significance of civil society for peace and democracy.”