Homo Homini Award

People in Need grants the Homo Homini Award anually to an individual in recognition of a dedication to the promotion of human rights, democracy and non-violent solutions to political conflicts.

Therefore the Homo Homini Award 2008 goes to Liou Siao-po, a Chinese disident, and “Charter 08“. “Charter 08” follows the path laid down by “Charter 77”, a manifesto signed by Czech and Slovak intellectuals and activists, who in 1977 called on the government of Czechoslovakia to respect human rights.

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