The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has awarded its Human Rights Prize to our organization. This information appeared yesterday, on April 11, 2011, on the PACE’s web-site.
The prize was given to the Committee in recognition of the organisation’s key role in assisting victims of serious human rights abuses in Chechnya, as well as its method of “effective independent investigations” into human rights abuses alongside official state investigations, especially in the Chechen Republic.
“By ensuring that perpetrators are brought to justice, the Committee has contributed to the reinforcement of the Rule of Law and has made an important contribution to the fight against impunity,” the panel said.
The Prize will be awarded at a ceremony in Strasbourg during the Assembly’s June 2011 session.