Press Release: Al-Haq Receives Bruno Kreisky Prize for Humanity…

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In June 2022, Al-Haq proudly received the 2022 Bruno Kreisky Human Rights Award. On March 23, 2022, Al-Haq[1] organization was selected by an independent jury of experts for the award of the prestigious Bruno Kreisky Prize[2] for Human Rights 2022. Established in 1976 to honor the legacy and achievements of the late Austrian Foreign Minister Bruno Kreisky, the Human Rights Prize is awarded every two years to individuals, human rights institutions and projects for their outstanding services. development and protection of international human rights humanitarian assistance while serving as a “symbol against massive restrictions on human rights”.

In accepting the award, Al-Haq expresses deep gratitude to the Bruno Kreisky Foundation for Human Rights for its timely and commendable recognition of the indispensable role that Palestinian civil society organizations play in promoting and protecting human rights. rights of the Palestinian people, and the rule of law in Palestine. The Al-Haq Board and Staff would like to express their deepest gratitude to the Jury and the Bruno Kreisky Foundation for selecting Al-Haq to receive the 2022 Bruno Kreisky Human Rights Prize. The award ceremony was held in Vienna on June 23, 2022 and was bestowed on Al-Haq by Lebanese author Elias Khoury.

Al-Haq’s selection to receive the illustrious Bruno Kreisky Foundation Human Rights Award for 2022 is recognized by Al-Haq as an expression of solidarity, especially in light of the latest unprecedented attacks on Palestinian civil society and human rights organizations, and a contribution to the improvement of common values ​​of human rights in the world. In light of this award, Al-Haq affirms its unwavering commitment to continue its advocacy for the realization of the rights of the Palestinian people, including the right to self-determination of the Palestinian people as a whole, to document human rights violations and to end Israel’s prolonged occupation, the apartheid regime and the impunity that prevails for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Al-Haq board member Dr. Munir Nuseibah, who attended the award ceremony at the event, said that: “In the context of the avoidance space to which human rights defenders and organizations face in Palestine, the Bruno Kreisky Foundation has demonstrated that the voices of justice cannot be silenced and that individuals and groups who fight for the cause of human rights will find supporters despite all the challenges they face.”

For his outstanding work, Al-Haq had previously received the Fayez A. Sayegh Memorial Award, the Rothko Chapel Award for Commitment to Truth and Freedom, the Carter-Menil Human Rights Foundation Prize, the Geuzenpenning Prize for Human Rights Defenders, the Welfare Association’s NGO Achievement Award, The Danish PL Foundation Human Rights Award, the Human Rights Prize of the French Republic, the Human Rights and Business Award and the Gwynne Skinner Human Rights Award.

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