07 March 2017, 16:20

CPT receives Homo Homini Award

The human rights organization "Committee for the Prevention of Torture" (CPT) has received the Homo Homini Award for 2016, awarded for one’s significant contribution to the protection of human rights.

The Homo Homini (Man to Man) awarding ceremony took place in Prague on March 6 as part of the opening of the "One World" documentary film festival about human rights.

Igor Kalyapin, the CPT Chairman, noted at the ceremony that in the field of human rights he believes it important to cooperate both at the interstate level and among organizations and institutions.

"We find extremely important to feel support and solidarity of ordinary people, who are ready to defend human rights not only in their own country, but throughout the world, and who understand that a human rights violation in a neighbouring country will inevitably lead, sooner or later, to problems in their own country," Mr Kalyapin has stressed.

Since 1994, the organization "Man in Need" annually awards the Homo Homini Prize to individuals and organizations for their significant contribution to the defence of human rights, democracy and non-violent settlement of political conflicts, says the message posted on the website of the Russian Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

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