Theodor Wanner Award
Award Winner 2016: Human Rights Watch
The award ceremony will take place on 21 June 2016 in Berlin.
Laudatory speech: Dr. Bärbel Kofler, Member of the German Parliament and Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid
Human Rights Watch (HRW) defends human rights worldwide. Investigation, revelation, change – the independent non-governmental organization (NGO) discloses the violation of human rights and urges governments and other decision makers the stop illegimate practices and to respect international Human Rights. For more than 30 years the organization based in New York works on establishing legal and moral principles for a sustainable change and on demanding justice and security for all people worldwide. Human Rights Watch is exclusively financed by donations by private persons and foundations. Since 1993 Kenneth Roth is the Executive Director. He will accept the in the name of the organization.
Yoko Ono / 2013
Artist, musician, activist
Jacques Delors / 2011
Former president of the European Commission
Carla del Ponte / 2010
Former chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court and former Swiss Ambassador
Daniel Barenboim / 2009
General music director of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, founder of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra